To be able to exploit musical elements in an underscore to reflect the mood or setting in a film clip

In this lesson, we will explore how film composers play with musical elements to create moods in music. We will then use our skills and musical understanding so far to create an underscore for a film clip. As a composer we will need to consider instrument sonorities, techniques and other musical ideas.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What affect can music have on film scenes?

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Q2.Why is the string family sat at the front of the orchestra?

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Q3.Why do you think film composers use the instruments of the orchestra?

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Q4.What family does this instrument belong to and what sound does it make?

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Q5.Which instrument uses a pizzicato technique?

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Q6.Which musical idea fits this description -'a low pitch held continuously throughout a piece'?

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Q7.Which musical idea fits this description - 'a group of notes played together which creates a clashing sound'?

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Q8.What effect can a drone have during a film scene?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What affect can music have on film scenes?

1/8

Q2.Why is the string family sat at the front of the orchestra?

2/8

Q3.Why do you think film composers use the instruments of the orchestra?

3/8

Q4.What family does this instrument belong to and what sound does it make?

4/8

Q5.Which instrument uses a pizzicato technique?

5/8

Q6.Which musical idea fits this description -'a low pitch held continuously throughout a piece'?

6/8

Q7.Which musical idea fits this description - 'a group of notes played together which creates a clashing sound'?

7/8

Q8.What effect can a drone have during a film scene?

8/8

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To be able to exploit musical elements in an underscore to reflect the mood or setting in a film clip

Here is your opportunity to show me everything you have learned about the musical elements and how they are used in film music. Make sure you read the questions carefully.

Q1.What musical element does this image represent?

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Q2.What musical element does this image represent?

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Q3.What musical element does this image represent?

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Q4.How can dynamics be used to create tension in a film scene?

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Q5.How can pitch be used to create a sad emotion in a film?

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Q6.Which musical idea could be used to make an audience jump in a film?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

To be able to exploit musical elements in an underscore to reflect the mood or setting in a film clip

Here is your opportunity to show me everything you have learned about the musical elements and how they are used in film music. Make sure you read the questions carefully.

Q1.What musical element does this image represent?

1/6

Q2.What musical element does this image represent?

2/6

Q3.What musical element does this image represent?

3/6

Q4.How can dynamics be used to create tension in a film scene?

4/6

Q5.How can pitch be used to create a sad emotion in a film?

5/6

Q6.Which musical idea could be used to make an audience jump in a film?

6/6

Lesson summary: To be able to exploit musical elements in an underscore to reflect the mood or setting in a film clip

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