So Part 1 (at https://stdunstans.com/?page_id=35497&preview=true) had a lot of alleluias—and it didn’t comprise an exhaustive list! They’re different too, and they all work! In that, we can find freedom to play and experiment with our own alleluias, and the noticing that we did helps us start to compose our own alleluia.
Composing your own alleluia may sound like a big ask for some people, and that’s okay-many composers have felt that way !
Some things that can help include:
- Thinking about a color of alleluia you’d like to try composing: how might your red alleluia sound like? Your green?
- Speaking the text aloud in different ways. How might an actor playing you speak your alleluia?
- Drawing a melodic shape in the air or on a piece of paper (or using the Chrome Kandinsky experiment). (One of our Sunday School alleluias went for what an alleluia shaped like a wave sounded like!)
- Singing something familiar or playing something on an instrument
listening to an alleluia (or several) that you really like again. (Here’s our list again! There are others though, and they’re great!)
- Walking to a beat and speaking, singing, or playing
- Taking a break and coming back to it later
- Talking it through with someone else. (Want to troubleshoot? Email Deanna at )
(You’ve got this!)
Set a timer for 5 minutes.
(If you want more time, you can take it!)
What does your alleluia sound like?
Some tools for recording, working on, or communicating your alleluia include:
- Chrome Songmaker
- Zoom (especially with original sound turned on) lets you record either voice or instrumental performances to your computer for free (with an account). (The link goes to Zoom’s instructions for how to do this!)
- Noteflight (requires an account, free for a limited number of scores)
Want to notice some more in a different way? Check out https://stdunstans.com/?page_id=35572&preview=true.