Film Scoring/Butchering MIDI Files/Creating more sounds

From Wikiversity
Jump to navigation Jump to search


These instructions are designed for GarageBand 3 plus the sounds of a symphony orchestra.
GarageBand is easy and fast yet powerful enough to do film scoring.
Please, tell me if you find anything as good!


Gartoon-Gnome-desktop-config.png
This course in music and filmmaking is:
Film scoring introduction for filmmakers
This lesson is:
Lesson #4 - Butchering MIDI files with GarageBand
The pages in this lesson are:
Page 1: Borrowing from classical MIDI files
Page 2: Importing Beethoven into GarageBand
Page 3a: Importing Starwars into GarageBand
Page 3b: Simplifying Starwars in GarageBand
Page 3c: Modifying Starwars in GarageBand
Page 4: Creating more sounds from Midi files - 6 points
Page 5: Create a musical cue for the motion picture "Graduation Day" - #2 - 20 points

Crystal Clear app kfm home.png Create more melodies from MIDI files

Nuvola mimetypes sound.png

Show me more

There is a huge selection of Midi files on the Internet. Find a piece of classical music that you like and see how many melodies you can pull out of the file.


Remember the rules

1. Must be very old

Use music copyrighted before 1923 is public domain.

2. Simply

if you are using more than half the tracks and half the notes, you are not simplying enough.



Crystal Clear app mp3.png

The next page

Try a real world example

Contact your instructor

Your instructor for this film scoring class is Robert Elliott.
You can email me by clicking here. Crystal Clear app xfmail.png




Shortcuts to the other music lessons for film scoring: The Introduction"Fear""Joy""Drama"The Workshop