Using storytelling as a metaphor, my digital story explains sonata form by combining AV elements with live performance. The musical selection used will be the first movement of Dittersdorf’s double bass concerto. I will use a computerized piano reduction and play the bass part live. Much of the presentation will be a dialogue between myself (acting as a stuffy professor) and a video character of myself (a much comedic, down-to-earth character). The audience will be encouraged to use their imagination and invent characters associated with the contrasting 1st and 2nd theme of the exposition. The development will represent some kind of drama involving the two characters and the recapitulation will be a sumation of the drama. A handout/worksheet will accompany the video presentation which will guide the audience through the program and allow them to make notes about their imaginary drama. The worksheet will help facilitate the learning process and will also provide me with some feedback about the efficacy of the performance/lesson. The video portion of the presentation will involve still and moving images as I “interact” with my video doppelganger.
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