- 13754 posts since 20 Oct, 2007, from No Location
Not everyone will need to care about that area of 'music theory' but pertinent to the expectation of making music that resembles adventure film music, there is more than probably a high degree of convention, and the composer that creates freely as that professional who was mentioned is going to rely on the language the conventions are built using. So, you know, C D# G does not help you, it's C minor. It's tertial, it's the triad C Eb G, period. IE: C minor works in flat keys, eg., key of C minor is signified by three flats, so rather than any guesswork it's pre-built for you; it's conventional. And the people who do that area of music read music fluently.