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How To Write Trailer Music

introducing ThinkSpace Interactive

Discover the new era of trailer music

Trailer music has become not only a very big business over the last twenty years, but has come to define a certain type of music. It requires composers to be trained producers, mixers and sound designers as well as outstanding arrangers and composers. It's a big ask but if you crack it, the creative, personal and financial rewards can be substantial.

In this course we will help you raise your game so by the end you will be able to create music that is structurally and compositionally designed for trailers, as well as having the production skills needed to really elevate your music to the professional standard required for this line of work.

  • Taught by leading industry professionals
  • Interactive videos and learning to help tailor your learning journey
  • Join our new Discord student community!
  • Lifetime access and 30-day money back guarantee.

Buy Now - $249

What is ThinkSpace Interactive?

We have worked on some new technologies for our course reader that not only should help you understand the course materials better, but also bring us closer to you!

These interactive elements are only available on courses marked as 'ThinkSpace Interactive', and this is our first course that implements these new features.

ThinkSpace Interactive includes:

  • Interactive Videos and Quizzes for personalised learning
  • Write your own tracks supported by our MinusONE self-study assessments
  • Taught by world-class trailer composers
  • Comprehensive course text
  • 30-day money back guarantee

Read more about Interactive Video, Quizzes, and our MinusONE assessment below!

Interactive Video and Quizzes

Interactivity is a core part of education because how can you know how well you're doing without some form of feedback? We've been working hard on ways to bring us closer to the students that study on our Short Courses, and we felt this was the best approach.

Interactive Video means that you can test not only your knowledge as you progress, but we also give you the opportunity to introduce yourself and tell us what you're looking for from the course - the course remembers your choices and will be relevant throughout the program.

All modules end with a quiz which is crucial for showing yourself how well you know the content. If you score high on the quiz, then you're good to go! If you need more time to go over the materials, then you can re-watch specific sections of the course to fill in the gaps in your knowledge based on the results of the quiz.


Our Discord Community

We want to bring our students closer together, as we understand online learning can be isolating at times. With the launch of this course we are also starting a brand new ThinkSpace Community Discord channel that anyone on this course, and other courses that use ThinkSpace Interactive, can join.

We hope you use this community as a relaxed environment to share your work with each other and ask questions amongst others people in similar situations as you. We've had plenty of experience running a Discord server for our Postgraduate Degree students, and we're very excited to bring this to our other courses too!


Learning how to write your own trailer music is one thing, but actually doing it can be overwhelming when starting from scratch. To help with this we've implemented some assignments to help you get started in the form of MinusONE Assessments.

We will provide you with stems that build most of a track, but with one key missing part. This allows you to focus purely on the one instrument group that module is focussing on, without thinking too much about the composition or its structure.

After taking part in the interactive scoring demonstrations, and watching all the videos and reading the text, you should be very well equipped to tackle these tasks!


Course Structure

Introduction and Overview
This is where we welcome you to the course and introduce what and how you will be learning. This module includes an interactive video to tell us more about yourself and help guide your learning journey.
Strings and Synths

Trailer music is synonymous with string ostinatos and synths - often used for bass and pads.

Here we will be introducing you to these musical and technical devices, and how you can impart your own sound and style on these crucial elements.

Epic and Hybrid Percussion

In trailer music, percussion still reigns supreme as the dominant force in creating impactful and memorable trailer tracks.

This module will show you how to blend percussive layers and create unique and impactful rhythm sections in your trailer music.

Sound Design Effects

Creative sound design can create a sensor of atmosphere and establish a tone or mood that emphasizes the drama and tension on screen.

The combination of sound effects, music, and dialogue will all need to work together to truly create a cohesive audio experience.

Putting It All Together

We're reaching the end of the trailer music writing journey!

Here we're going to put all of what you've learnt to the test and build a complete trailer track from scratch.

Mixing Trailer Music

In order to produce a high-quality track, the person mixing trailer music must have a deep understanding of the song's compositional elements as well as a strong understanding of music production and manipulation.

Here you'll learn how to manage your projects, apply effects conscientiously to your music, and mix and master your music.

Course Host

Guy Michelmore is a multi award-winning film, games and television composer whose clients include Marvel, Disney, Dreamworks, Lionsgate and dozens of major TV networks around the world. He is best known for his work with Marvel on eight animated feature films including Ultimate Avengers and Thor, as well as hundreds of episodes of television including Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armoured Adventures, Hulk and many more.

His unique and accessible style has made him a popular YouTuber with nearly 400,000 subscribers!


Additional Instructors

This course wouldn't be complete without some industry leading professionals to give insight into the world of trailer music. Here we have gathered a small group of fantastic composers and producers to help demonstrate what Guy wants to convey with this course.

Click their images below to learn more about their careers!

Harry Lightfoot

Trailer Music Composer

Dan Graham

Founder of Gothic Storm

Ed Cox

Trailer Music Composer

Tim Johnson

Mixing Engineer

Bradley Jordan


I love Guy's approach to teaching... it doesn't feel like he's talking down to you, it feels like you're in the studio with him.
Josh McCausland

Learn Music Theory Student

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are thinking about taking the course, there are some requirements you may want to consider. Here are the most frequently asked student questions to help you to assess whether the courses is right for you but feel free to reach out if you still have questions that aren't covered in this FAQ.

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Guy Michelmore Teaching Music Theory
  • Taught by leading industry professionals
  • Interactive videos and quizzes to help tailor your learning journey
  • Jour our new Discord student community!
  • Lifetime access and 30-day money back guarantee.
Buy Now - $249
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