Today I wanted to share my list of adjectives with you. I have two versions – one is a boring pdf of a word document that I take with me when I’m judging and writing up critique sheets. It gives me fresh words to add to my writing and hopefully helps describe the sounds to students!
The second version is a cool “Wordle” that I use with students. I’m planning to buy a frame and keep it up in my studio so we can refer to it when we are looking for that perfect word to describe the character or mood of a piece. I also love using this list for my own practicing so I can create more exciting sounds in my own music too!
Have you ever made a wordle? I like to use wordle.net to create mine – it’s free and it creates numerous versions for you to view before choosing your favorite. You can play around with the colors and line directions as well.
After you read through my list, please send me suggestions to add! I’m always looking for a few new words to refresh my list and I’m sure you have great collections of adjectives of your own.
Whitney Hawker, NCTM, teaches group and private piano at Weber State University, Utah. She loves surprising students with the perfect piece or a new exciting game! After graduate school, she missed sharing ideas and resources daily with colleagues so she and her friend, Spring, began blogging together at 4DPianoTeaching.com