Using an image has of course always been a source of inspiration for composers. This includes simply capturing the "mood" of an image, e.g. a landscape, or more literally to soundpaint from an image, e.g. The Moldau, or maybe a direct, visual translation of image to staff. My book "Music Paints My Picture", (particularly lessons in Chapter 1 on line and shape) offers several lessons on directly translating images, e.g. buildings, geometric shapes, window alignments, skylines, etc. to staff notation. See the video below by Karim Metwaly on a direct visual translation to staff notation. Can you come up with more ideas on direct visual translation to staff notation for your general music classes?
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