GarageBand/Graduation Day - Music Cue 2

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These lessons on film scoring are under construction this month

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!

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
Music Cue #2 for "Graduation Day"


I need a simple melody to play in the background.
You have learned that simple melody can tell an entire story.
Your instructor (that's me!) is creating a film score for the Super 16mm motion picture short called "Graduation Day". I need your help"
I need a simple melody that explains the motives and background of the villian.

Here is the sound I currently am using. It does not sound like a Catholic Mass. Please help:

GD Music Cue 2.ogg

"Graduation Day"

Super 16mm motion picture short

This is a 5-minute motion picture which is currently in post production (2007-05-26)

Musical Cue #2 - A young choir boy

A simple melody musical cue

The villian is thinking about his childhood as an abused choir boy.

Can you create a melody which tells us that he was abused as a child?


Apple's GarageBand plus the sounds of a symphony orchestra
I am creating this film score using GarageBand and Jam Pack:Symphony Orchestra.
Next week, I will be getting MUTO's Symphonic Instrument which has additional musical instruments for GarageBand.
Using just this combination, I need a GarageBand project file which creates the feeling of mild discomfort. Currently, I am using a violin trill cord. I need a better cord but I don't know how to do this.
Can you help me? Robert Elliott 12:18, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

The next page

Now that you know what you need for a film score, now I show you how to get it by butchering midi files inside of GarageBand.

By the way

I have another musical cue that I need for "Graduation Day". If you have not done so already, go to The first musical cue needed for "Graduation Day".

Contact your instructor

Your instructor for this filmmaking class is Robert Elliott. You can email me by clicking here.

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

Completed Homework Assignments - Music Cue #2
Film score music example for Film Scoring:Graduation Day:Music Cue 2
  • Eze has completed this assignment.. (2007-05-27)
From Spain, he sent me a project file from Apple's GarageBand designed to work with the musical instruments of Apple's Jam Pack:Symphony Orchestra. I converted this to an OGG file which you can hear by clicking here. 20 points. Thank you for being the first to complete this assignment.