Songs Always "Sound Like a Soundtrack"

Chords, scales, harmony, melody, etc.
rvck
KVRer
4 posts since 3 Dec, 2019

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:30 pm

its more about the sound and not the ''theory'' i think :wink:

lastmessiah
KVRist
110 posts since 23 Aug, 2017

Re: Songs Always "Sound Like a Soundtrack"

Post Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:27 pm

Why are you bothered about it? Scoring/soundtrack work is more interesting anyway, and there's more sonic territory to cover. With pop songs it's always "ok here's my intro, my verse, my chorus"...all the pieces have to fall in the right place, which just bores me as a listener and a composer. It always ends up sounding too familiar.

You can write "soundtracks" that have structure, it's just that the structure continuously morphs and plays with phrases, motifs, and cues rather than going back to a "lead" playing over a consistent rhythm. It's similar to how classical composers used to write movements, but now with sampling, synthesis and automation there is a lot more you can do texturally.

So don't sweat it. Texture and sound design is where the real frontier of music is, melody has been done to death and there isn't really anything left to explore there.

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