How can String Riffs inspire learning beyond the notes?

Research titles
Draw a picture about the title and music
Write a paragraph about the music or title or topic of the music
Change the key to major/minor
Change the tempo
Write a Scary String Story with sound effects and fill in the blanks
Use rhythm charts with open strings, scales, individual string’s notes
Come up with new bowings, shifts, fingerings, dynamics, transpose the pieces to new keys or strings. 
Write a story about what the music is telling the audience