GarageBand/Creating a melody which tells a story

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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!


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This course in music and filmmaking is:
Film scoring introduction for filmmakers
This lesson is:
Lesson #3 - Using melody to create moods with GarageBand and the sounds of a symphony orchestra
The pages in this lesson are:
Page 1: Creating moods with melodies
Page 2: Creating a simple melody using GarageBand - 6 points
Page 3: Creating a melody which tells a story - 6 points
Page 4: Creating a simple motif - 6 points
Page 5: Creating continuity with melodies - 6 points
Page 6: Create a musical cue for "Graduation Day" - #2 - 20 points
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Tell me a story

Remember the first pop quiz?
The first pop quiz asked you to describe the story that goes with the tune.
Now simply create a melody which tells a story. You can start by creating your own version of any of the melodies from the pop quiz.


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Send your melody to me

Send me the project file for a melody which tells a story.



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The next page

We start very simply by creating a motiv in GarageBandCrystal Clear action forward.png

Contact your instructor

Your instructor for this film scoring class is Robert Elliott.
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Shortcuts to the other music lessons for film scoring: The Introduction"Fear""Joy""Drama"The Workshop