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Describing someone you support in musical terms

Describing someone you support in musical terms
© Nordoff Robbins

In this step, we invite you to turn to your reflective journal. Choose someone that you support, someone that you know well. Take some time to reflect on your observations of them in a day-to-day context.

Try to identify some musical words to describe how they are naturally. For example, do they move quickly or slowly, do they make high or low sounds, are they loud or quiet? Do they perhaps use short sharp sounds, or maybe longer sustained sounds? Think about how their ‘musical presentation’ changes when their mood or energy changes.

Don’t worry if you’re not using lots of technical musical words – what matters is what you notice, not exactly how you describe it.

Write down your findings in your reflective journal. Remember, you can use your journal in whatever way feels most useful for you – writing paragraphs, bullet points, mind maps, drawing or any other creative way of recording your thoughts.

© Nordoff Robbins
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