Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hello Fall Courses,

goodbye bank account.

Advanced Orchestration: $1,595
Film Scoring I: $1,595
Anatomy of a Film Score: $550


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Mandatory Viewing

Or it should be...

From Netflix:
Some of the world's greatest composers and directors discuss the important link between music and images as they explain how to create a movie score in this documentary featuring Francis Ford Coppola, Spike Lee, Terence Blanchard and many others. A score can make -- or break -- a film, and these veteran filmmakers and composers share some of the secrets of their craft and show how music can dramatically affect the impact of a scene.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sibelius Week 4

Is the homework really as easy as it seems? Create SATB for Frere Jacques then copy and paste in the lyrics? I hope so because I just found out I can't save with my Sibelius and will have to re-do it before class on Monday.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Orchestration - Week 4 Homework

Page 69 in the Orchestration Workbook. Arrange Debussy for 5-String Quintet, Oboe, and Bassoon.

Tonal Harmony - Week 4 Homework

Any questions or comments, put em here! Let's all go to the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Tonal Harmony - Extra Credit

Analyze this score:

Monday, July 7, 2008

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tonal Harmony - Week 3 Homework

Did anyone get a good chord for measure 28 of the Well Tempered Clavier? That G is along for the ride from the last measure but how does A7-dim fit in with the analysis? And is it still A7-dim even though it's written with an F# instead of a Gb?

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Orchestration - Week 2 Homework

Are we to make up our bowing/ties/accents/and dynamics as we see fit for #4 and #5 in the workbook? It's not a very uh...musical piece of work (to my ear at least) so the accents and dynamics seem like they can pretty much go anywhere.

Also, Norman mentioned that we shouldn't score by hand (unless we have beautiful calligraphy) but does using Sibelius/Finale kind of defeat the purpose of transcribing from one clef to another?

See ya'll Monday,


Blogs are the new bulletin board. I hope this might be a good forum for all of us potential film scorers to get help/clarification/pose questions to one another. I'll get started with...