The Merchant of Venice soundtrack, David Juritz,
leader (historical – Europe, elegant, tragic)
“Main Title” by Hans Zimmer from the Rain Main
soundtrack (sexy, exotic, urbane)
Pied-Piping the Muse Notes
Mozart Effect – This term is based on studies done in the 1950’s with children who had speech and
AREAS of concentration for “meditating” to music:
1.General story brainstorming
2.Setting – grabbing the
details as we live them
3.Character – seeing someone
come alive in our heads
“Rules” for meditation exercise:
1.Have a partner select music
that will focus on your purpose. (For
example—tell her that you’re working on a werewolf story and you’d like it to be
seductive, suspenseful, and gothic in tone.)
Partner keeps the title(s) a secret so you can avoid any preconceptions
about what you’re going to hear.
2.Listen to song more than
a. First time – absorb the
music by just listening.
b. Second time – record your impressions in a
variety of ways: word pictures (phrases, sentences, words, details),
sketches. Don’t break the flow of your
c. Third time – interpret your impressions by adding
notes, completing sentences, and
adding more details or deleting what doesn’t fit.
Listen again if needed….
3.Remember to use the five
4.Allow yourself to get corny
and feel the music. Live the