Expanding Your Comfort Zone

Expanding Your Comfort Zone Deliberately move out of your comfort zone from time to time. Even if you feel highly uncomfortable writing music in a different style or for a different line up than what you’re used to, it is a great exercise and will sharpen your skills....

Practice Working With Limitations

Practice Working With Limitations As a learning orchestrator and composer you should practice a lot to work with limitations, especially if you want to eventually work with real musicians. While it is great to know how to write for a huge orchestra with all...

Dramatic Links Beyond Leitmotifs

Dramatic Links beyond Leitmotifs There are many more possibilities when scoring a film (or rather when writing music at all) to create dramatic connections. Every single musical element can serve the purpose of connecting cues. Obviously, a melodic idea is the...