Approaching a musical score requires a range of different skills. Among them is the need to mesh the rhythms of your score in a way that creates a coherent musical performance. In this short video from the course Music Scoring 101: Creating Moods And Styles, experienced L.A composer Gary Guttman breaks down how to go about finding the right combination of patterns to create your piece.
Composition - especially for film or tv music - can be about finding the perfect pattern to drive the action forward, but without being so busy that the music overpowers the visuals. Gary uses practical examples of musical figures to demonstrate how different rhythms change the mood and are able to focus attention on different elements like the melody or the accompaniment. Be sure to check out the rest of the videos in the course for much more on creating moods and styles when scoring.
Music Scoring 101: Creating Moods And Styles
Scoring music for TV, film and games is big business. And, if you want to get a piece of the action, you need to know how to compose in a wide variety of styles and moods. That's why we worked closely with experienced LA composer Gary Guttman to create this detailed course. He really knows his stuff!
Gary explains the musical techniques used to create different moods. He shows you the various harmonies composers employ to alter the emotional states of listeners and viewers. You learn all about orchestral colors and rhythms and how to utilize their unique properties to seamlessly work with the visuals for greater emotional impact. This is followed by a serious collection of tutorials that show you how to construct moods like sadness, tension, epic builds, action and much more. There's even a not-to-be-missed tutorial that explains the art of scoring under dialog. This one video is a course unto itself!
Throughout this collection of tutorials, you are provided with Gary's beautiful musical examples, engaging visuals and detailed notated scores designed to show you exactly how these various moods are constructed. So, if you always wondered how those great film and game composers do their cinematic magic, then this course is for you!