T.I.E 7th September 2016

Initial Research 

As we are yet to be given our Commission Brief for our T.I.E project we were unable to use our session with Paul to start working on creating our

Educational songs for kids:

Research song examples:

Potential and kinetic energy song

Just a boring square song

Photosynthesis song

ABC Song

The Skeleton Song

Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

Horrible history music videos (slightly older audience as it has way too much information to take in and lyrics are very fast)

What makes it successful?

Memorable

Engaging

Short

To the point

Active

Methods of doing this:

Rhyme

Visual

Physical gestures

Catchy tunes

Repetitive repetitive

Simple words

Call and response

Using existing songs and change words but keep existing rhymes etc

Building up the process by adding things and making it harder as it goes on (eg. Start of with one line then repeat that then add the next and do both and build up etc)

Story driven

Humour

Theatre pieces

What makes it successful?

On their level

Something they can relate to

Engaging

Simple

Memorable

Over the top (don’t be subtle)

Don’t over load with information

 

Methods of doing this:

 

Visual

Highly dramatised

Colourful

Puppetry

Repetition

Call and response

Asking audience questions they can all answer together

Audience participation

Song

Dance

Rhyme

Good diction and projection so the audience will understand

 

Small Touring companies

Logistical components to explore:

Transport

Travel

Props

Scenery

Costume

Profit

Environment

Limitations

Venue limitations

Sound

Lighting

Set

Audience limitations

Kids losing patience/interest

Solutions

Minimalistic

Creative use of props etc

Using skill sets we already have so not to waste money or create extra work

Music/sound resources – instruments?

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