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7 Creepy Tricks and Treats for Writing Halloween Horror Music

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7 Creepy Tricks and Treats for Writing Halloween Horror Music

Halloween brings out the scary and creepy in music. Learning how to write music that is perfect for Halloween horror is easy and a lot of fun! Follow these seven simple tips about how you can use sound effects, instrumentation, harmony and more to create a convincing scary song this Halloween.

Before we start talking about how to write super freaky Halloween music, let’s work on your listening skills. Listen to the sample audio Frankenstein’s Dreamscape. As you listen, use your ears to jot down just a few of the spooky characteristics in this haunting track.

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#CyberMonday #FreeKindle Book - Composer Boot Camp!

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#CyberMonday #FreeKindle Book - Composer Boot CampBUY NOW: https://www.amazon.com/Composer-Boot-Camp-101-Professionals-ebook/dp/B01DMUO4G0/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8




WANT TO WRITE MUSIC?
Composer Boot Camp is a series of 50 exercises for educators and beginning, intermediate, and advanced musicians who want to develop their skills in composition. 

Composer Boot Camp 101 workbook is designed to help educators, students, and seasoned professionals to hone their compositional craft. There are a series of exercises, helpful tips, resources, and more to help the musician prepare a solid foundation in music composition developed by award-winning composer and music educatorSabrina Pena Young.

Exercises are divided into four sections:

BEGINNER LEVEL EXERCISES
Appropriate for young students, adult learners, and those who do not yet read music.

INTERMEDIA LEVEL EXERCISES
Appropriate for high school students, music educators, college students, and musicians who want to learn how to write music.

ADVANCED LEVEL

Music Composition Tips from Mozart

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How to Write a Melody?

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How to write a melody

How to Find The Key of A Song - By Ear Youtube Video

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How to Find The Key of A Song - By Ear

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival 2017 Honoring Female Filmmakers with Lois Weber Award

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Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival 2017 Honoring Female Filmmakers with Lois Weber Award
"In 2016, the annual event successfully incorporated the Buffalo Dreams Family Film Festival and launched its
Young Student Filmmaker Award.  For its 2017 edition, Buffalo Dreams introduces the Lois Weber Award, named after the first female filmmaker in the U.S.  Weber directed 135 films, wrote 114, and acted in 100.  She was the first female filmmaker to own a production studio in this country, and is credited with creating the split screen technique and shooting directing the first sound film.  The Lois Weber Award is designed to spotlight contemporary women in film."

SUBMISSIONS OPEN NOWhttps://filmfreeway.com/festival/BuffaloDreamsFantasticFilmFestival

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Nov. 16, 2016 - Building on the tremendous success of this year's event, Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is calling for submissions for its 2017 season, which will again run 10 days: Friday, November 3rd -…

Got the Election Blues? Animated Sci Fi Musical Showing TODAY in Buffalo New York: Libertaria The Virtual Opera At the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

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Got the Election Blues? Animated Sci Fi Musical Showing TODAY in Buffalo New York3:15pm EST at the Screening Room Cafe 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Plaza Amherst, NY
http://www.buffalodreamsfantasticfilmfestival.com/2016-program/schedule/ Libertaria The Virtual Opera At the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

What the critics are saying about Libertaria: The Virtual Opera: “One of my favorite things about this story is its odd apocalyptic tone and strong sci-fi/fantasy foundation. The dark quality that comes with it is the cherry on top.” –FanboysAnonymous.com
“...As a story, it is very much in line with the good-vs.-evil sci-fi tradition, with the added bonus of a plucky female heroine…There are a good many percussion effects in the #opera, and its tone is primarily quite dark and sinister, very much along the lines of a contemporary video game score.” Palm Beach Arts Paper Music Critic Greg Stepanich
Based on the "groundbreaking" and "epic" animation sci-fi film

Rain Worthington & Marvin Rosen - Classical Discoveries animated interview

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