Daily Film scoring bits

Welcome to the Daily Film Scoring Bits. On this page I post on a more or less daily basis little tips, tricks and advices about film scoring in general but also more specific topics like orchestration, composition, working relationships, business advices etc.

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Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is something that is extremely annoying especially when you are under heavy deadline pressure. At certain moments, if you let yourself…


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…



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