An Approach to Songwriting

An Approach to Songwriting

When I find myself lost in the endless sea of sounds, being lifted and tossed about in the different practices, participation, and performance of music, my mind turns to what I love about this art. While it does accompany life, feeding an extra plateful of beauty into...
How We Use Music

How We Use Music

People use music all the time, but never seem to realize the role it plays in their lives. “Use” might seem like a strange word to describe music. After all, we just listen to it, how can one use something that he/she merely listens to? The truth is, no one just...
Music and Film: Part Two

Music and Film: Part Two

If you read the last music and film post, you know that music can have an incredible effect on the way we, as audience members, perceive movies and the events that happen in them (although this may happen subliminally). Now think about the composers themselves and...
Music and Film: Part One

Music and Film: Part One

Have you ever thought about what an important role background music plays in the storytelling of films? Take a moment and think about some of the most famous movies: Jaws, Star Wars, Rocky, Jurassic Park, Titanic, E.T. , The Godfather, Psycho, Forrest Gump, Indiana...