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[Study Pack] Various Genres – Movie Ident, Spooky, Suspense, Crime Drama, etc.

Original price was: $34.99.Current price is: $24.99.

Working as a professional media composer means being able to write in a vast variety of styles at any given time. The lesson package deals with various musical examples that many current composers may encounter in the field. We apply the concepts and techniques from earlier lessons to practice writing for a number of “real-world” scenarios.

 

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Overview

Working as a professional media composer means being able to write in a vast variety of styles at any given time. The lesson package deals with various musical examples that many current composers may encounter in the field. We apply the concepts and techniques from earlier lessons to practice writing for a number of “real-world” scenarios.

 

What’s Included

  • 13 Music Scores (Concert Pitch) [PDF] – 12 Large Ens., 1 Small Ens.
  • 13 Audio Files [MP3/320kbps]
  • *Mini Book [PDF/41 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:

  • Dramatic Usage of Augmented Chords – Augmented Chord Composition (Ex. 5-7, Ex. 5-8)
  • Creating Suspense & Tension #1 – Polychord (Ex. 5-9-A, Ex. 5-9-B, Ex. 5-9-C)
  • Creating Suspense & Tension #2 – Cluster Voicing (Ex. 5-10-A, Ex. 5-10-B)
  • Retro Crime Theme (’60s-’70s Hollywood Crime Dramas) (Ex. 5-11)
  • Spooky & Dark Fantasy Theme – Double Harmonic Minor, Hybrid Harmonic Minor (Ex. 5-12, Ex. 5-13)
  • East Asian Drama – Pentatonic Clusters (Ex. 5-14-A, Ex. 5-14-B)
  • Movie Ident Music – Lydian Dominant Scale (Ex. 5-15)

 

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction

  • Dramatic Usage of Augmented Chords
  • Ex. 5-7 Augmented Chord Composition Example #1 🎧 [AUDIO]
  • Tips) Augmented Chords and Whole Tone Scales
  • Ex. 5-8 Augmented Chord Composition Example #2 🎧 [AUDIO]

  • Creating Suspense & Tension #1 Polychord
  • Ex. 5-9-A Suspense & Tension with Polychords #1 🎧 [AUDIO]
  • Neighboring Chord Tones in Polychords
  • Ex. 5-9-B Suspense & Tension with Polychords #2 🎧 [AUDIO]
  • Theory in Depth) Blurring the Harmony
  • Tips) Augmented Harmony
  • Ex. 5-9-C Suspense & Tension with Polychords #3 🎧 [AUDIO]
  • Theory in Depth) Polychords, Jazz Chords, and Upper Structures
  • Creating Suspense & Tension #2 – Cluster Voicing
  • Ex. 5-10-A Cluster Voicing Example #1 🎧 [AUDIO]
  • Ex. 5-10-B Cluster Voicing Example #2 🎧 [AUDIO]

  • Misc. Themes #1 – Retro Crime Theme (12 Tone Technique)
  • Theory in Depth) Twelve-Tone Technique
  • Ex. 5-11 Retro Crime Theme 🎧 [AUDIO]

  • Misc. Themes #2 – Spooky & Dark Fantasy Music (Double Harmonic Minor, Hybrid Harmonic Minor) 28
  • Ex. 5-12 Spooky Theme 🎧 [AUDIO]
  • Ex. 5-13 Dark Fantasy Theme 🎧 [AUDIO]
  • Misc. Themes #3 – East Asian Drama (Pentatonic Clusters)
  • Ex. 5-14-A Pentatonic Clusters #1 🎧 [AUDIO]
  • Ex. 5-14-B Pentatonic Clusters #2 🎧 [AUDIO]

  • Misc. Themes #4 – Movie Ident Music (Lydian Dominant Scale)
  • Ex. 5-15 Movie Ident Music 🎧 [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.

 

[Study Pack] Various Genres – Movie Ident, Spooky, Suspense, Crime Drama, etc.
Original price was: $34.99.Current price is: $24.99.