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Creating Emotional Film Music

Mr Olatunji came into school with his ipads and helped Year 6 compose their own music that conveyed different types of emotion.  He highlighted the incredible work of Hans Zimmer, who has been responsible for scores from films such The Lion King, Gladiator and Pirates of the Caribbean.  We used loops and instrument effects to create the thematic pieces before introducing our own motifs.  We created both light and dark pieces, using different techniques such as variation in key and dynamics. The motifs were designed to be instantly recognisable – just like many adverts currently on TV.

If you would like to listen to one of the classes’ compositions please click below.




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