“Treading Water” Between Hit Points

“Treading Water” Between Hit Points Writing music for film often has a danger of just writing “bridgeing” music that just fills time until the next hit point. While sometimes it can’t be avoided to just fill bars between hit points in order to not have an overly...

Rhythmic Offset of Key Motifs

Rhythmic Offset of Key Motifs In order to keep a composition interesting, try to rhythmically offset your motif now and then. If you’re melodic idea is based on a motivic idea being placed on every downbeat of a bar, try moving that motif to a different rhythmical...

Ten Seconds per Texture

Ten Seconds per Texture The ear/brain needs about ten seconds to adjust to and digest a new musical texture so changing orchestration colours roughly in that tempo is something that feels quite natural/interesting and is easy to digest for our brain. However using...

Melodic Target Notes

Melodic Target Notes Melodic target notes of a phrase should be avoided for as long as possible before reaching that target. For example, if your melodic phrase has a target note of a c, you should try to not use that c (if possible also in no other octave) in the...
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