It does feel quite different once the weather starts changing, and we start feeling the cool breeze of this fresh new season. Amongst the many things this month represents, Halloween is a day many of you have been looking forward to, and with that, a whole new vibe, preparations, and decorations take place. Just like decorations and seasonal traditions, music can be a big part of the special events we celebrate.
October 14th, 2019
This month Halloween takes us into a world of costumes, spookiness, magic, pumpkins, candy, secrets, tricks, and treats — it also brings a particular style of music that we consider “Halloweenish”, but what does that mean? How can we make music sound spooky as in Halloween Music?
For many, the first song that would come to mind as being Halloween fitting is the 1962 song “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett, for others it might be the 1982 hit “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, but for most (especially the little ones) Halloween music is a combination of everything that sounds spooky, magical and fun at the same time! But, how do we create a sound like that?
Well, we would like to share a short piece of music that we encourage you to try playing. The music has a simple melody, along with some lyrics. If you are up for the challenge, try playing the melody while singing the lyrics and see how this piece of music compares to your vision of Halloween music. If you are an experienced player or would like to play this piece as a duet, you can also try playing the chords (harmony) along with the melody. Also, you can have someone play the chords while you play the tune.
Click here, to dowloand the sheet music.