Motivic Development

MOtivic Development Great composers are not measured by the amount of ideas they have but rather what they do with a few ideas. Very often, young or inexperienced composers tend to write pieces that play out one idea just to move on to another idea etc. while losing a...

Thematic Overuse

Thematic Overuse Not every appearance of your main character in the movie needs a statement of his/her theme. Repeating a theme too often can very quickly become annoying or drift off into an unwanted comedic effect. In general, thematic statements are best placed...

Stylistic understanding

Stylistic understanding Understanding and being aware of a style of composition is just as important as finding the right tone for a scene. While certain things are musically perfectly plausible they might not neccessarily be what is stylistically appropriate. Film...