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Recommended Books for film composers

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Please note that the selection of books provided solely focuses on the theoretical aspects of music composition. Books specifically addressing ...

Nobuo Uematsu

Music of Nobuo Uematsu – A Maestro of Gaming Music

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Cover Photo by Umofomia The Enchanting Sounds of Nobuo Uematsu: A Composer’s Legacy Nobuo Uematsu is a name synonymous with ...

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Will AI replace human composers?

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Cover Photo by Possessed Photo This post was written by Jay Lee, the author of Behind the Score series. “I ...

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What is a Phrygian Mode?

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Cover Photo by Manny Becerra This article is an excerpt from the course “Applinyg Modal Color to Your Music“ – ...

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Our Favorite Hollywood Soundtracks – Part 1

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Cover Photo by Jake Blucker This post was brought to you in collaboration with our partner site Behind the Score. ...

James Horner

Revisiting James Horner

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Cover Photo by De’Andre Bush A Journey Through Melody and Emotion James Horner (1953-2015) was a titan of film music ...

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Composing in Phrygian Dominant Scale

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Cover Photo by Amy Gatenby This article is an excerpt from the course “Scales in Action“ Introduction – Scale structure: ...

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Composing in Hirajoshi Scale

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Cover Photo by 五玄土 ORIENTO This post was brought to you in collaboration with our partner site Behind the Score. What ...

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Composing in Double Harmonic Minor Scale (Hungarian Minor)

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Cover Photo by Raymond Cozkes Introduction – Mode structure: 1 2 ♭3 ♯4 5 ♭6 7 (Fig. J)– Characteristic Note: ...

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Music of Elmer Bernstein: A Maestro of Movie Music

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Few composers have shaped the soundscape of cinema quite like Elmer Bernstein. Across a prolific career spanning five decades, he ...

Plugins for Adding Rhythmic Creativity

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Cover Photo by Matthijs Smit This post was brought to you in collaboration with our partner site Behind the Score. Boost ...

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