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Peri's music touches students

Artwork by David Skop

Peri's music touches students

a note from 13-year old student DAVID SKOP of NJ

I did this project for my music class during school. It was our end of cycle (18 days in a class) project that would make up most of our final grade. The topic was your favorite song or one you relate to well. Then we had to tell about the song, where you discovered it, include some photos, figure out some elements of music that the song uses, and make a poster out of it. I chose Carry On, by Peri Smilow. For the elements of music, I chose harmony, tempo, dynamics, and timbre. You can probably see the all the typed work on my poster so I really wanted to point out the symbolism in the background. You should be able to see four flowers on a vine, three being white and one being very colorful. The three white flowers represent Peri’s three friends who have sadly passed away that she mentions in her song. The colorful one represents Peri because it is still alive, healthy, and beautiful. The vine shows that Peri and her friends are all still connected even though those three friends have passed. Those are all the things I put on my poster, and my music teacher, Mr. Shepard, though it was fantastic. Thank you, Peri Smilow!

updated: 10 years ago