Common Instrumentation in Film Scoring
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone.The use of these instruments can represent the same as string instruments...But remember there are always exceptions!
Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium & TubaThe use of Brass can represent - Power, Strength & CourageBut remember there are always exceptions!
Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass The use of Strings can represent: Sorrow, Passion, Reflection & Remorse But remember there are always exceptions!
Drums of all kinds, Drum Set, Mallet Percussion and more. The use of Percussion is used to accent action scenes, war scenes, etc......But remember there are always exceptions!
Guitars, Keyboards, etc Anything is possible with electronics ........But remember there are always exceptions!
TENSION & RELAXTION IN MUSIC
Musical Elements that produce tension
1. Repetition – of almost anything
2. Jagged Articulations
3. Dramatic Devices
4. Increased Volume
5. Wide Intervals – especially ascending
6. Non- Chord Tones
7. Dissonant Harmony
8. Ascending Lines
9. Extreme Register of Instruments
10. Alternating Directions
11. Emphasis on Passing Tones