Tag: star wars

  • How to Write a Character Leitmotif

    How to Write a Character Leitmotif

    A quick and easy guide to the art of the leitmotif — how to write, amend, and understand the role it plays in musical character development.

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  • How John Williams Implies Modality Within Diatonic Harmony in “Yoda’s Theme”

    How John Williams Implies Modality Within Diatonic Harmony in “Yoda’s Theme”

    Learn how composer John Williams is able to transform the notes of his Yoda leitmotif into a colorful tapestry using themes of elevation, mystique, and uncertainty.

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  • Who Will Win the Oscar for Best Original Film Score and Why?

    Who Will Win the Oscar for Best Original Film Score and Why?

    As a musician, the Oscars might not seem as interesting as the award ceremonies that are more “up our alley,” like the Grammys, the VMAs, the BET Awards, the AMAs, etc. But there’s always something uselful to glean from the films that have been nominated in the Best Original Score category. Whether you’re a producer, composer, songwriter, or just […]

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  • 5 Iconic ‘Star Wars’ Sounds Demystified

    5 Iconic ‘Star Wars’ Sounds Demystified

    + Learning about synths and sound design? Preview Soundfly’s definitive new course, Advanced Synths and Patch Design for Producers for free and subscribe for access.  In case you don’t know by now, I’m happy to fill you in: There is a new Star Wars movie coming out next week. If you know anything about the […]

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  • What Happens When You Mess with the Keys of Iconic Movie Theme Songs?

    What Happens When You Mess with the Keys of Iconic Movie Theme Songs?

    + Learning to read and write music? Access hundreds of lessons from Soundfly’s online courses on music theory, songwriting, production, mixing and more — subscribe here. By Ian Gordon As a self-taught musician, it can be difficult to find the terminology appropriate to describe musical concepts. I’ve always been a “how does this sound?” type of guy […]

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