Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 is one of the most well-known pieces of classical music in the world. The powerful and dramatic opening notes have been heard in countless movies, TV shows, and advertisements. But have you ever thought about what images come to mind when you listen to this iconic piece of music? Now, with this fun activity, we're going to explore the connection between music and art by doodling on the score of Symphony No. 5. By putting pencil to paper and drawing our own designs inspired by the music, we can create a unique visual representation of this beautiful and timeless piece of music. So let's get started, grab a copy of the score, and let's doodle!
◦ Listen to the beginning of Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 and download the shortened music sheet attached below to follow along the music.
◦ The Solfege letters of the first few opening notes are given on the image below. Save the image below as well.
◦ Now it’s time to get creative! What came to mind when you listened to this piece? Doodle on the score!