Red Herrings

Red Herrings Another very common way of scoring certain moments in movies are so-called “Red Herrings”. This principle is used for instance in tension scenes where you musically build up to something that DOESN’T happen. A classical scenario would be a woman walking...

Artistically Ambitous Film Scoring

Artistically Ambitous Film Scoring While ambitous film scoring is definitely something that can be very attractive and thought provoking, especially young composers tend to push this a little too far in their search to reinvent the wheel. The essential difference...

Using Collective Musical Memories

Using Collective Musical Memories Certain musical tropes, colours and paths are so strongly connected in the collective memories of people with certain emotions/situations that they’re becoming a musical cliché. Imagine Glockenspiel, Celesta etc. or the lydian...

Musical Humor

Musical Humor There is a very thin line between funny scoring and silly scoring. Inexperienced composers tend to overwrite funny scenes by composing silly music. Not every character who has a clumsy side needs to have a score that points its finger at that. Usually,...
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