Posted: August 1st, 2022


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Visual colors and tone colors are paired together with the sounds we hear. For example, brass instruments such as trumpets, trombones or horns give us a deep sound. The strings such as harps or violins can give us a quiet or calm sound. Tone colors and visual colors are a way for us to distinguish between the different instruments and their sounds.

                I believe certain families of instruments give us certain moods. As stated, before with the brass family; the horns, trumpets, trombones, they are deeper. They give a more dark or serious mood. In horror movies for example, not always but quite often when there is a scary moment about to happen, or the villain is about to approach we often hear dark sounds, scary sounds that the brass family plays. In sweet romantic movies, the strings such as violins or the harp give us a sense of heart warming or calming moments. Although the string family can also give us sad or emotional moods as well.

                I liked that the light from my perspective seemed to have dimmed during certain groups as they were play and lightened up when the instruments combined altogether. I think the use of the color helps with tone color. I especially can see the more darkened lighting during the percussion and brass instruments.

          “The Young Persons Guide to Orchestra.” Accessed 1 Aug. 2008.

Sporre, Dennis j. “Chapter 5: Music.” Perceiving the Arts, pp. 114–140.

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