Film Music Notes

Understanding the art of film music


Learn about the musical languages of well-known film scores and add techniques to your toolbelt whether you are a composer, teacher, performer, researcher, journalist, or enthusiast.

Complexity Made Simple

Former professor of music theory, Mark Richards, breaks film music down into its basic elements, making even the most complex techniques easy to understand.

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Music Theorist

Mark Richards, PhD

I worked as a Professor of Music Theory for several years in universities, specializing in film music, Beethoven, and rock music in my teaching and research. For more than two decades, I have taught music theory and analysis to all ages and at all levels from the community music school to the large university. I have published articles on film music and have a new chapter on John Williams’ Star Wars themes forthcoming in 2022.

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