Introduction to Movie Music
Find your favorite movie scene. Watch and listen to it.
What do you hear? - What is the music telling you?
Musical Elements that produce tension
1. Repetition – of almost anything
2. Jagged Articulations
3. Dramatic Devices
4. Increased Volume
5. Wide Intervals – especially ascending
6. Non- Chord Tones
7. Dissonant Harmony
8. Ascending Lines
9. Extreme Register of Instruments
10. Alternating Directions
Musical Elements that produce Relaxation
1. Decreased volume
2. Notes of longer duration
3. Smoothness in articulation
5. Descending lines
6. Rest or Space
7. Emphasis on chord tones
8. Consonant Harmony
What is Movie Music
Music Movie (Film Scoring) consists of small segments of music that changes with the movie scene.