PRACTICAL MUSIC TASKS
See if you can identify any of these short tunes by playing them on a musical instrument:
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These tunes are known as ‘jingles’. Jingles are short melodies composed for advertising or for link or introductory music in radio, TV and film industries. The tunes must be ‘catchy’ and easily memorised to be successful. For many composers jingles provide an important source of patronage in the commercial music world.
Compose a jingle suitable for linking news items in a current affairs programme.
Compose a jingle using the word “Amadeus” suitable for advertising the film.
Make a list of jingles used on your local radio or TV station and try to play or write
down as many as possible.