Key Change Dramaturgy

Key Change Dramaturgy Key changes can be not only effective musical tools but also very effective structural elements. Trying to build towards a climax in a piece that persistently stays in one key might not be the most interesting thing to do and approaching the...

Spontaneous Modulations

Spontaneous Modulations A very common device used in film scoring, especially when writing action music that leads to a climax is to spontaneously modulate up a semitone, whole tone or minor third. This works most effectively on ostinato-driven music with...