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[Study Pack] Scales for Film Composers

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Scales for Film Composers – Discover an exciting array of scales carefully selected for your musical journey, featuring Phrygian Dominant, Double Harmonic Major, Double Harmonic Minor, Hirajoshi, and Whole Tone scales. In addition, gain valuable insights into how these scales can effortlessly enhance your compositions in the world of media music. In this lesson package, we explore the practical application of these scales, providing you with the tools you need to create captivating and professional-sounding music compositions.

 

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Scales for Film Composers – Discover an exciting array of scales carefully selected for your musical journey, featuring Phrygian Dominant, Double Harmonic Major, Double Harmonic Minor, Hirajoshi, and Whole Tone scales. In addition, gain valuable insights into how these scales can effortlessly enhance your compositions in the world of media music. In this package, we explore the practical application of these scales, providing you with the tools you need to create captivating and professional-sounding music compositions.

 

What’s Included

  • 7 Music Scores (Concert Pitch) – 6 Large Ens. / 1 Small Ens. [PDF]
  • 7 Audio Files [MP3/320kbps]
  • *Mini Book [PDF/23 Pages]: Comprehensive breakdown of the covered concepts, complemented by a detailed analysis of all musical examples.
  • Quizzes – Self-assessment quizzes are included for each study pack, allowing you to gauge your understanding of the content and enhance your comprehension.


*Mini Book provides a clickable URL that leads directly to the audio, enabling instant playback. Please ensure an internet connection is available.

Included in the package are downloadable audio files, music scores, and text analyses of the musical examples. Within this package, you’ll find the full-length editions of the lessons we covered (or will cover) in our posts. The topics covered here include:

  • Phrygian Dominant (Ex. 4-3-A & B)
  • Double Harmonic Major/Minor (Byzantine/Hungarian Minor) (Ex. 4-4 & Ex. 4-5)
  • Hirajoshi Scale (Ex. 4-6)
  • Whole Tone Scale (Ex. 4-7-A & B, Ex. 4-8)

 

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Table of Contents

  • Phrygian Dominant
  • Introduction
  • Musical Examples with a Strong Usage of Phrygian Dominant Scale
  • Ex. 4-3-A Composition Example #1 (E Phrygian Dominant) 🎧 [AUDIO]
  • Tips) Odd Time Signatures
  • Ex. 4-3-B Composition Example #2 (C Phrygian Dominant) 🎧 [AUDIO]
  • Double Harmonic Major (Byzantine Scale/Arabic Scale)
  • Introduction
  • Examples of Music with Double Harmonic Major Scale
  • Tuning System
  • Ex. 4-4 Composition Example (Double Harmonic Major/Byzantine) 🎧 [AUDIO]
  • Double Harmonic Minor (Hungarian Minor)
  • Introduction
  • Musical Examples with a Strong Usage of Double Harmonic Minor Scale
  • Ex. 4-5 Composition Example (Double Harmonic Minor/Hungarian Minor) 🎧 [AUDIO]
  • Hirajoshi Scale
  • Introduction
  • Ex. 4-6 Composition Example (Hirajoshi Scale) 🎧[AUDIO]
  • Whole Tone Scale
  • Introduction
  • Ex. 4-7 Composition Example #1 (Pitch Collection A) 🎧 [AUDIO]
  • Ex. 4-8 Composition Example #2 (Pitch Collection B) 🎧 [AUDIO]

 

 

Score Notations

  • To ensure brevity and clarity, we utilize “condensed scores” for large ensemble/orchestral compositions. For instance, instead of notating individual brass instruments separately, we condense them into a single staff labeled as “high brass.”
  • Certain musical notations, such as breath markings for winds and brass, harp tuning, piano pedaling, etc., are not explicitly indicated in the scores.
  • Most transposing instruments, like clarinets and horns, are written in concert pitch to avoid confusion. However, some instruments in our scores produce sounds at a different octave than written (e.g., the Contrabass sounds an octave lower, and the Glockenspiel sounds 2 octaves higher).
  • Whenever feasible, we include chord symbols in the scores to provide a summary of the harmony. However, in cases where the music doesn’t easily translate into traditional harmony, we omit chord symbols.
  • While percussion plays a vital role in many arrangements, our lessons primarily focus on harmonic concepts. Consequently, percussion notation is generally omitted.

 

Before You Buy

  • License – Personal use only. Do not distribute.
  • Each purchase allows for up to ten downloads. If you need additional downloads, please reach out to us here.

 

Additional Resources

Additional resources related to this topic (*video lessons, text analyses, score PDFs, and audio files) can be found on our partner site, Behindthescore.org.

 

Film Music Theory - Scales for Film Composers
[Study Pack] Scales for Film Composers
Original price was: $39.99.Current price is: $19.99.