Friday, 22 February 2008

Music and Image as a stimulus

In a circle, the leader starts to mime he/she is holding an object and passes it to the next person. Then when we pass the object it changes shape and when you pass it to the next person to you add a sound.

The group are asked to spread around the room and listen to four different tracks (songs) they move to the rhythm of the music in different ways and think about doing something of their daily routine.

Leader: “Ok now all of you are ready to come with me to my specials trips, the only think you need is to know that in this table you can find thousands of items you will need for each trip; you can take a maximum of 3 items for each trip” The leader has a selection of pictures of different places s/he picks one and shows the picture to the group and asks them to prepare the bag for the first trip; when they are ready to go s/he put one of the tracks and explains to them when they hear the music they should imagine themselves in the place and when they hear the music turning down very slowly they should freeze and make a picture. They can talk to each other, they can play any games, or if they want they can be by themselves. After the picture ask each of them to tell you about they journey and the experience.

1. Objects: To find different ways to pass and pick up the object also we can see how the people of the group start working as a team, the object can be big and heavy or fragile and long or is a baby. The objective is to stimulate the creativity and trust of the group through changing the shape and adding a sound.

2. Music: Through the music is very easy to engage the attention of the young people, is a good way to stimulate the creativity because they feel the freedom of expression and they want to follow their own internal rhythm.

3. Music and image: This particular exercise helps us to explore creativity and concentration also gives us the chance to share different experiences going back in time and space looking for traditional events or typical activities from the countries where the young people come from.

Objects: Nobody is allowed to change the object till it arrives to the leader to start again.

Music: Participants should be encouraged not to dance, only walk, run, talk, jump, or do any movement of their daily routine. If you identify the nationality of the group you may want to try to find music from their country, it will help to create a good atmosphere. The tracks need to be poles apart for example: Tango, Reggae, Classical, and Jazz.

You could give the chance to each member to organise a trip, in that way every time it is more difficult to guess what kind of items they need.

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