G8 U2 How to Project Emossions – ‘Choosing the Key and Scale’

How to Project Emossions Through Music – flat.io

  • Music: A Catalyst of Emossion.  Joker’s soundtrack earned Hildur Guðnadóttir an Oscar for best original music. When I heard that, I immediately looked for the album and listened to it carefully. The emotional depth in the album, particularly Bathroom Dance, made me wonder what aspects make a song a catalyst of emotions.Have you ever experienced being enormously moved by a song that you have never listened to before?How can a song connect with your most intimate feelings and affect the way you react to a particular experience?

    Well, there is a link between musical patterns and emotional stimulation. In other words, music is an emotional bridge between a person and the world, influencing and conducting our perception.

    For instance, music in a film induces us to think of a scene as happy or sad. Also, it can help us understand what a character is feeling without the need to be explicit about it.

  • Which are those musical patterns that have such emotional power?

    This is a very difficult questions to answer, as many factors make a song, or not, a catalyst for emotions. However, some musical theory aspects can improve our communication skills, enhancing our capacity to project the emotions we expect to express in a score.

    We want to share this knowledge with you people, hoping it helps you to grow in your creative journey. Therefore, we have set a series of five articles for the next weeks:

    1.Choosing the Key

    In this article, we will talk about how to identify and choose the right key for a song in order to project the emotional effect we want.

    2.Setting the tempo

    We will discuss why the tempo affects our emotional reaction to a piece of music and how to choose the more suitable tempo for our creations.

    3.Harmony and melody

    For this one, we will give you some basic tools to do a harmony/melody analysis. This would be something analogous to learn how to set the lexicon we use in a conversation.

    4.Progression: how to tell the story

    Setting a progression is like the plow in a crop. Have you ever questioned why certain progressions are so common in music? Well, we will present an explanation for that.

    5. Modulation

    Finally yet importantly, we will talk about changing the emotional effect with eloquence trough modulation.

  • ‘How to Project Emosions through music: Choosing the Key”



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