Career Dependency on Someone Else

Career Dependency on Someone Else Don’t make your own career depending solely on someone else’s career. Don’t feel like you have your foot firmly on the ladder just because you have a great working relationship with one director/company who’ll definitely hire you for...

Vibrato

Vibrato The amount and intensity of vibrato as a default playing style is highly depending on the instrument and also location of the orchestra. While string players naturally add vibrato to longer notes, brass players only play with slight vibrato when they have an...

Modern Score Sound Esthetics

Modern Score Sound Esthetics Some sound esthetics that are practically not possible to be reproduced by acoustic instruments are nowadays “style defining” for a lot of film music. So, often a large amount of manipulation is being done on the music. Apart from the very...

Movement of Inner Voices

Movement of Inner Voices Most of the time, when arranging chords, you should try to move the “inner voices” (=all voices except for bass line and potential top melody line) by the shortest possible distance from chord to chord, using inversions of chords but also...

Musical Entrances in Films

Musical Entrances in Films There should always be a noticeable reason why a film cue enters at a specific point, which usually is a cue that is being given by the movie itself. This could be a movement, a scene change, a cut, a line that is being said, a meaningful...

Strategically Rejecting Jobs

Strategically Rejecting Jobs As soon as you can financially afford it, start rejecting jobs that don’t fit into your personal profile and that you wouldn’t enjoy at all and just do them for the money or jobs that are underpaid. This will have several effects: creative...