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Koji Kondo

Music of Koji Kondo: A Symphony of Pixels

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Cover Photo by Vincent Diamante “Kondo’s work is a masterclass in creating music that perfectly complements the gameplay and world-building ...

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Modern Soundtracks: Scores that Push Boundaries – Pt. 1

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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 is an excerpt lesson from the [STUDY PACK] Scales for Film Composers. Complete editions ...

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Our Favorite Hollywood Soundtracks – Part 1

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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 is an excerpt lesson from the [STUDY PACK] Scales for Film Composers. Complete editions ...

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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: ...