Our Favorite Hollywood Soundtracks – Pt.3

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Cover Photo by Ryan De Hamer This post was brought to you in collaboration with our partner site Behind the Score. Discover the Harmony Secrets of Modern Film and Video Games. “A truly great soundtrack elevates a film from good to unforgettable. It weaves itself into the narrative tapestry, underscoring emotions, propelling action sequences, and … Read more

Harmony, Rhythm, Orchestration: Books for Film Composers, Pt.2

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Cover Photo by Anna Zakharova Recently, we published an article titled ‘Recommended Books for Film Composers.” In that article, our primary focus was on introducing books that are very specific to film music. The books we featured provided analyses of film scores, explained essential film scoring terminologies, or explored into orchestration for film music. This … Read more

Woodwind Breathing – DAW vs. Human

Woodwind Breathing

Woodwind players, across a range of instruments such as the flute, clarinet, saxophone, and oboe, understand the vital role that breathing plays in their musical performance. From the first gentle inhale to the steady exhale, the art of controlled breathing is the foundation upon which their melodies and harmonies come alive. The way woodwind players … Read more

Crafting Orchestral Runs Made Simple

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Creating Orchestral Runs Made Simple In this episode, we demonstrate sketching transitional orchestral runs that can be used effectively in your piece. Click here to access the complete editions of music scores (PDF), score analyses (PDF), and HD music examples used on our website. This is an excerpt lesson taken from Behind the Score. Full video … Read more