Scoring Big Hit Points First
When you need to score a scene that has one or even several big moments you need to hit and highlight, it is a quite effective way to lay out your sketch the way that you score or at least sketch these important moments first one by one and later find a way to connect them.
It happens quite easily to get lost during writing from start to finish when “bridging” such moments and you don’t know exactly yet where and what you’re aiming for and the “moment to be hit” might come a bit as a surprise during writing (and unfortunately also feel that way when listening to the music as well).
The other extreme would be the danger of writing music to “bridge” which clearly feels like it is exactly doing that and waiting for the moment and just treading water. So it is much easier to know what targets you need to hit and write that “bridge” music with that in mind.