Lab Rules

NO Food or Water in the lab.

Anyone found mistreating the equipment will be removed from the class

You must bring headphones to use in the class. No headphones will be provided

All work must be saved to Google Drive

You must be able to work independently in this class

You can use your device to complete assignments in this class

Introduction to Movie Music

What is Movie Music

Music Movie (Film Scoring) consists of small segments of music that changes with the movie scene.

"Music tells us what to feel in a movie"

How can music change a movie scene?
What is the music telling you? 
How is the music changing the mood of the scene? 
Do you believe the new mood of the scence? 
Elements of Tension and Relaxation in 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
11. Emphasis on Passing Tones


Musical Elements that produce Relaxation
1. Decreased volume
2. Notes of longer duration
3. Smoothness in articulation
4. Silence
5. Descending lines
6. Rest or Space
7. Emphasis on chord tones
8. Consonant Harmony