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Chapter 1:
Vocabulary and Processes

“Quite often, a film composer must accept a musical language which is not up to date. The result depends the composer is able to assimilate himself in the passage – interrupting a classical technique and language in his own particular style.”

Ennio Morricone

We begin the journey through study of Music Design for Film and Digital Media by deconstructing the process of film composition

and illuminating synergy between film and music. By introduction we examine the different types of film music from a macro perspective.

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