Creating a sonic world: Scoring for beginners
If you’ve ever needed to score a piece, but felt like the music you chose didn’t go together, or even felt mystified about where to start, this is the class for you. Producer Hans Buetow will give you the tools to start thinking about your musical choices with purpose and planning. You’ll learn to look for clues in the structure and content of your non-musical material, and to think through the roles that music and sound can play in your work. Hans will break down key concepts to help you design and score, such as major and minor keys; time signatures; measures, beats and phrases. This is not a class of technical explanations of how to put music into a piece, but instead about how to think about music and sound as a tool to immerse your audience.
He’ll also cover common pitfalls — like mickey mousing — so that you can understand what they are, how they work and how to avoid them. You’ll walk away with a solid understanding of fundamental musical ideas and ready to translate your concepts into a sonic reality.
*This class is capped at 15.