Soundtrack Composer Masterclass | Score Movies & Video Games | Alison

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Soundtrack Composer Masterclass: Score Films and Video Games

Compose epic music soundtracks scores for film, TV, and video games with this free online course.

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Do you want to score epic soundtrack music for films and video games? Compose finished, polished, triumphant orchestral compositions that sweep emotions to new heights? From the best selling instructor on music producing, comes the free online course Soundtrack Composer Masterclass, which will guide you through producing music for soundtrack from basic music theory all the way to digitally making orchestras. Make great music today!





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This free online course is designed for anyone who wants to compose music for soundtracks no matter what level of technical skill or musical background. It will cover topics such as using a digital audio workstation to score music, orchestration with software, and skills you need to have as a composer.

This is not a course about memorizing random music theory, its a course about inventing music. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to harness the full power of an orchestra at your fingertips with the push of a few buttons on your computer. No prior music background is required for this course. This course will cover from complete beginner all the way to advanced techniques.

You don’t need to know how to make music or play an instrument. You just need a desire to create, experiment, and find joy in making music. It’s now possible to learn all the tricks and tools to become a soundtrack composer from the comfort of your own home. Everything you need can be done from home on your computer and this course will show you how. Have fun, experiment, and make lots of music.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify how to use a digital audio workstation to score soundtracks for films and video games
  • Discuss applying music theory of Themes, Motifs, Leitmotifs, Scales and Modes
  • Develop musical ideas from out of thin air
  • Recognize how to make scary music
  • Identify how to create Orchestrate using software
  • Discuss arrange for string instruments
  • Identify how to make midi instruments sound realistic
  • Identify how to improvise bass guitar melodies
  • Recognise how to score trailers
  • Recognize how to export sheet music from software
  • Discuss the basics of reading and writing music
  • Discuss working with the film director and game designer


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