Action-Music Harmony in Classic Blockbuster Films

Learn harmonic techniques of well-known scores from the 1970s to early 2000s.

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$125.00 USD
Duration: 6 Hrs 34 Min

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The octatonic scale is one of the most commonly-used resources in classic action music. Learn the power of its versatility in these three lessons. Lesson 1 builds a vocabulary of common octatonic chords in action music from the 70s, 80s and 90s, many of which are connected by the “Alpha chord”, a key concept which has never before been applied to film music. Lesson 2 explores techniques for writing octatonic melodies and for stretching chords out into short passages. And Lesson 3 shows how to write longer and more complex passages.

Octatonic Course Breakdown

Lesson 1 – Octatonic Harmonies

Lesson 2 – Drawing Octatonic Materials Out

Lesson 3 – Advanced Octatonic Techniques

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