Scale Run Structures

Scale Run Structures When writing runs for any instrument that is capable of playing runs, you should stick to plausible scales. Instrumentalists practice their whole life to play scale runs in any form – upwards, downwards, starting on different scale degrees etc....

Protools in the Film Scoring World

Protools in the Film Scoring World No matter what DAW you use to work in and produce, when working in the film scoring field you should have at least elementary knowledge of using Protools. Most recording studios run on that software providing nothing more but a...

Melodic Tension

Melodic Tension Melody writing has a lot to do with melodic tension and proper resolution. Usually, the degree of tension is determined by the underlaying chord. An f in the melody over a C major chord has a strong tension and wants to resolve stepwise upwards to the...

Ethnic References

Melodic Ideas in the Same Register Ethnic references in the music can be a very sensitive issue. When they are stated inappropriately, it might quickly feel like a racist musical remark even though your intentions were purely to “localize” a character. In general,...