I HAZ FILM BUT NO MUSICS! HELP!
- TRIADS: Using only 2 or 3 triads, make up a cool short chord progression.
- MELODY: Pick a few notes and write a short, catchy melody that fits the mood of your film.
- ARPEGGIATOR: In Synthmaster or in regular Garageband instruments, choose a sound from the "arpeggiator." These tones are nice because they have a built-in rhythm to them and holding down different combinations of notes can be very cool sounding.
- LAYER: Focus on creating one "layer" at a time each day instead of trying to compose all your music at once. Lay down a drum beat, a simple chord progression, or any other idea you have and then add to it the next day.
- SAMPLE: Within reason, sample something that already exists (WATCH OUT THOUGH, your sample should be edited/remixed to a point that it is more yours than the original artist's work).
- PAST PROJECTS: Use a piece of something you made from a past assignment. Look at your old projects in Garageband.
- LIGETI YOURSELF: Remember the Ligeti composition when you had to limit yourself to using only 2 notes? Try something similar (you can switch up the # of notes you decide to use).
- RESEARCH: Watch clips of similar films/scenes on Youtube and listen carefully to how they treat the soundtrack. What do you like? What strategies can you "borrow" from the pros?