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Jaws

Back in the 1970′s and 1980′s, there was a series of fictional movies about Jaws – a huge man-eating great white shark that aggressively attacked everything in sight. Each attack was proceeded by an ominous (and now famous) melody composed by the great contemporary composer, John Williams. I thought it would be fun to write my own shark attack melody. With that thought in mind, I set out to write a song that was completely different from the original, yet still conveyed the frightening sense that a shark was about to attack. I call this song Jaws and I wrote it when I was 9 years old.

Polish translation / Pokaż w języku polskim
W latach 70 i 80 popularne byly filmy o Szczekach – wielkim rekinie, ktory z olbzymia agresja atakowal wszystko w zasiegu wzroku. Kazdy z atakow poprzedzony byl zlowieszcza (teraz juz slawna) melodia skomponowana przez znanego wspolczesnego kompozytora Johna Williamsa. Pomyslalem sobie, ze zabawnie byloby skomponowac moja wlasna melodie o ataku rekina. Jak pomyslale,tak tez zrobilem. Chcialem, zeby moj utwor byl zupelnie odmienny od oryginalu, a jednoczesnie azeby przyprawial o dreszcze i zapowiadal atak rekina. Nazwalem ten utwor Szczeki (Jaws). Napisalem go gdy mialem 9 lat.

 

Get a copy of the sheet music. It’s free but a small sponsorship is appreciated and will help pay for my music education. Thank you.

 

Jaws is a piece in C minor that is triple metered and has A-B-A form. Throughout the song, the pitch rises and falls uncomfortably, symbolizing the triangular shape of shark teeth. A powerful climax in the final A part suggests an attack.

If you are a composer, have you ever written a song that was either inspired by a movie or a movie soundtrack? If so, please leave a comment below.

Polish translation / Pokaż w języku polskim
Szczeki sa utworem w tonacji c-Moll, w metrum 3/4 i ma forme A-B-A. Poprzez utwor, wysokosc tonu nieswojo rosnie i opada, symbolizujac trojkatny ksztalt zebow rekina. Potezne zakonczenie w koncowej czesci A sugeruje atak.

Jesli jestes kompozytorem, to czy kiedykolwiek napisales utwor zainspirowany filmem albo muzyka filmowa. Pozostaw komentarz ponizej.

 

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