# Film scoring/Other moods from delicate rhythm

 Interesting examples by FIREborn: Fear.ogg ---- Sad.ogg ---- Tired.ogg ---- Surprise.ogg ---- Joy.ogg ---- Fast like the wind.ogg.

Moods created from delicate rhythms

### Analysis of this exercise

This seems trivial
Creating the sound of joy and other sounds with delicate rhythms might seem very simple, almost trivial. But it is very important.
The secret is this kind of music can be played softly in the background of a conversation without interfering with the conversation. There is very little music that can be played during a conversation. This is one of the few kinds; single notes being the other.
When played softly, this music brings an energy to the spoken words... without being obvious or distracting.
It is just a simple trick. But it a very useful trick.
Try some more
So now, try creating more moods with delicate rhythms!

### Other delicate rhythms for extra credit

Can you think of other moods that can be created with very delicate, repeating rhythms?
• Moving fast like the wind
• Falling from great heights
• Floating along with the wind or down the river
• Almost anything with a long and steady movement

3 to 6 seconds!

Earn more points
So earn more points by creating more moods with very delicate rhythms.
Which is more important? Delicate rhythms with transition music?

### Do the math!

Transitions vs. delicate rhythms
Transitions are another kind of music in movies. Many people think that transitions are more important than delicate background rhythms. Wrong!
Let's look a the math.
30 to 1 ratio
The average scene in a motion picture is 3 minutes long.
The longest edit in a motion pictures is usually 6 seconds.
That means the mood can change 30 times each scene.
That means you can create moods with single notes or delicate rhythms 30 times each scene.
There is only one (1) transition per scene. That is a 30 to 1 ratio in favor of delicate rhythms and single notes.
Conclusion
Therefore, transitions are not much help creating the mood for a scene.
 Examples of delicate rhythms sounds which create a mood for the course on film scoring for musicians Orsanct has completed this assignment. July 22, 2007 From Oregon, Orsanct sent me the sound of joy which you can hear by clicking here. 10 points. From Oregon, Orsanct sent me the sound of floating which you can hear by clicking here. 10 points. From Oregon, Orsanct sent me the sound of falling which you can hear by clicking here. 10 points. TBOL3 has completed this assignment. August 27, 2007 TBOL3 sent me the sound of Quick Steps which you can hear by clicking here. 10 points. TBOL3 sent me the sound of Battle which you can hear by clicking here. 10 points. TBOL3 sent me the sound of Hyper which you can hear by clicking here. 10 points. Blueygh2 has completed this assignment. September 3, 2007 The sound of Depressed was created in Sibelius 4 using Garritan Personal Orchestra sound library. clicking here to listen. 10 points. The sound of Hero was created in Sibelius 4 using Garritan Personal Orchestra sound library. clicking here to listen. 10 points. Joe Mac has completed part of this assignment. This is played by hand on midi controller, using GarageBand synth texture "skye breath." Master setting: ambient basic. September 16, 2007 The sound of Falling (leaves in the wind, money out the window, etc.) is a rapidly repeating rhythm which played softly can be placed behind dialog. clicking here to listen. 10 points. FIREborn has completed part of this assignment using Propellerheads Reason 3.0 - November 05, 2007 The sound of Fast like the wind is a rapidly repeating rhythm which played softly can be placed behind dialog. Clicking here to listen. 10 points. The sound of Born in orbit is a rapidly repeating rhythm which played really softly can be placed behind dialog. Clicking here to listen. 10 points. The sound of Like a baby is a repeating rhythm which played softly can be placed behind dialog. Clicking here to listen. 4 points. Sowens has completed part of this assignment using Finale with the Garritan personal orchestra. - November 7, 2007 The sound of falling is a rapidly repeating rhythm which played softly can be placed behind dialog. Clicking here to listen. 10 points. The sound of running is a rapidly repeating rhythm which played really softly can be placed behind dialog. Clicking here to listen. 10 points. The sound of waiting is a repeating rhythm which played softly can be placed behind dialog. Clicking here to listen. 4 points. Tiego Louis Zontag (Zon) has completed part of this assignment using Finale with the Garritan personal orchestra. - December 13, 2007 The sound of Vibra water is a rapidly repeating rhythm which played softly can be placed behind dialog. Clicking here to listen. 10 points. The sound of Picolo Discord is a rapidly repeating rhythm which played really softly can be placed behind dialog. Clicking here to listen. 10 points. The sound of Piano Suspense is a repeating rhythm which played softly can be placed behind dialog. Clicking here to listen. 10 points. The sound of Harp Dreams is a repeating rhythm which played softly can be placed behind dialog. Clicking here to listen. 10 points. Ben Henderson (Cubinoid) has created the sound of stardust using celesta. - February 23, 2008 I used Logic Pro, and Vienna. I used track automation to provide a fade into the sound, and out again and panned the celesta from one side to the other. I used a stereo reverb to make the give the sound a chance to appear in a stereo space. The sound of Stardust is a soft repeating rhythm. Clicking here to listen. 10 points. Robert Hall) has completed part of this assignment using Sibelius 4. - March 4, 2008 The sound of Falling is a rapidly repeating rhythm which played softly can be placed behind dialog. Clicking here to listen. 10 points. The sound of Floating is a rapidly repeating rhythm which played really softly can be placed behind dialog. Clicking here to listen. 10 points. The sound of Wind is a repeating rhythm which played softly can be placed behind dialog. Clicking here to listen. 10 points.
 Completed Film Scoring assignment - Creating other moods from a delicate rhythm May 17, 2008 Tonto Silver has created this assignment. Magic harp.

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