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By Cedric in Idea, Music Sheet

A Musical Tweet

A musical tweet

I joined twitter about a year ago and recently, after spending quite some time on it, I noticed that always the same themes and kind of jokes and words were coming back. A short list of this words could include these:

When / That / Soul / Touch / Heart / Real /  Moment / Sexless / Hurt / Love / Feel / Lonely / Deep / Scar / Laugh. So many cliché that are so common on twitter that I myself start to want to banish them from my vocabulary.

So, words and ideas, short jokes and funny phrases are what make twitter alive. You can also share videos, photographs, links towards any pages you like, but there is no audio streaming facilities directly integrated to Twitter. In fact, music isn’t a main pole on this platform, and because I am a musician I decided to try to change that trend. That is how and why A MUSICAL TWEET was born.

Leave your keyboard and go to your piano!

Basically, A musical tweet is a piece of music organised around the same set of rules that are applying to tweets, which really is a limitation of 140 characters, and yet having a fully developed idea. So a musical tweet can use a maximum of 140 notes, used in chords or melodies. Like tweets can be expressed in all the existing languages, a musical tweet can be written for any instrument, even for voice, sang, but the usage of words is prohibited. All shall be express exclusively using music and sounds, but no actual language.

Composers, let’s tweet!

Composers can tweet using their voice, their  instruments, tools, cooking utensils or whatever makes a sound or even a noise. They should produce a music sheet as well as a recorded piece and post both on twitter, plus a text with per example the name of the piece and their name.

Musical tweets can be a reflection of the day one had, or it can be inspired by a world news, it can also be an answer to another musical tweet ( a sub-musical tweet). It can be ironic, romantic, modern, or reflect on the past. In fact a musical tweet can be all what other tweets are, and more, as they can be heard, in a word where communication has become silent.

Here is an example of a musical tweet.

A Musical Tweet

I hope you enjoy the idea. May be you can contribute by posting your own musical tweet. If you do, it would be great to follow the trend #musicaltweetcontest

Remember to limit yourself to only 140 maximum. So leave your keyboard now and go to your piano or other instrument and have fun!

Written by Cedric