Chromatic Harmony in Final Fantasy VII Part 3

ThinkSpace Education Film & TV Scoring, Music Theory, Opinion, Video Games

Part Three: Vincent’s ThemeThis is Part 3 in our harmonic investigation of music from Final fantasy VII. If you haven’t checked out Part 1 click the link HERE, and for Part 2 click HERE Continuing the trend, we shall be examining the theme music used for specific characters from the game, and seeing what we can learn. This week: Vincent’s …

Chromatic Harmony in Final Fantasy VII Part 2

ThinkSpace Education Film & TV Scoring, Music Theory, Opinion, Video Games

Part Two: Tifa’s ThemeThis is Part 2 in our harmonic investigation of music from Final fantasy VII. If you haven’t checked out Part 1, click the link HERE. Continuing the trend, we shall be examining the theme music used for specific characters from the game, and seeing what we can learn. This week: Tifa’s theme. In last week’s blog about …

Chromatic Harmony in Final Fantasy VII

Tom Janes Film & TV Scoring, Music Theory, Opinion, Video Games

Part One: Aerith’s ThemeWith the imminent release of the Final Fantasy VII remake (finally!), it now seems like an appropriate time to look back to the original and see what we musicians can learn from the soundtrack. As evidenced by sell-out concerts of the ‘Distant Worlds’ symphony orchestra performances, as well as appearances on classical radio stations like Classic FM …

The Music of Captain Marvel – Pinar Toprak

Lois Mugleston Film & TV Scoring, Music Theory, Opinion, Production & Technology, Scoring to Picture

An Analysis and Review by Lois MuglestonCaptain Marvel is the first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series to be led by a female protagonist. Alongside this, it is the first to have a female director, Anna Boden, and the first major action film to be scored by a woman since Shirley Walker scored Memoirs of an Invisible Man in 1992. The …

Soundtracks and the Value of Anachronism

Tom Janes Music Theory, Opinion, Production & Technology, Science Of Sound, Tutorials

Coming across a solo guitar rendition of the song ‘Lonesome Town’ in the Red Dead Redemption 2 soundtrack initially struck me as a little odd. The game is set in 1899, but here is a song from the 1950s, composed by Baker Knight and made famous by Ricky Nelson in 1958 (you may know it from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack). …

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Introduction to the Overtone Series

Tom Janes Music Theory, Opinion, Production & Technology, Science Of Sound, Tutorials

A Short Lesson On The Nature Of SoundUnderstanding the overtone series may seem at first to be a little abstract, and to an extent it is. But there is a beautiful mathematical simplicity to it that explains so much about the nature of music and sound, and it is worth your time learning to understand it. As you may or …