Film Scoring Film Scoring The film shows you what is going on…..but the music tells you what to feel. – Bernard Herman, composer for Alfred Hitchcock
What is Film Scoring
A film score is a broad term referring to the music in a film which is generally categorically separated from songs used within a film. The term film score is frequently synonymous with film soundtrack, though a soundtrack may also include the songs used in the film while the score does not. A score is sometimes written specifically to accompany a film, but may also be compiled from previously written musical compositions.
Music in film consists of small segements and phrases that change with the scenes on the screen
A musical phrase consists of elements of music that produce tension and relaxation.
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone. The use of these instruments can represent the same along the lines of the string instruments. But remember there are always exceptions
Percussion Instruments: Drums (All kinds) Drum Set, Percussion Accessories. The use of these instruments is different from the above. Mostly percussion is used to accent action scenes, war scenes, etc.
Decreased Volume, Notes of Longer Duration, Smoothness, Silence, Descending Lines, Rest or space, Consonant Harmony
The film shows you what is going on…..but the music tells you what to feel.
Listen to each of the following movie music clips. What are the first words that come to your mind? How does this make you feel?, What type of scene is this for? Type your answers and submit them by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Film Scoring"