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Exploring Film Music - 9780170350419
160 Pages

Exploring Film Music

By | Copyright Year:1998 | ISBN-13: 9780170350419

Exploring Film Music includes a broad cross-section of musical styles; ethnic, folk, ragtime, jazz, marching band, rock, electronic, and major art music styles (baroque, classical, romantic and modern).

The text also includes pieces from a wide range of films are used to discover essential music concepts such as, rhythm and texture.

There are four sections: Evoking a time and place, Conveying character or ideas, Creating a mood and Expressing emotions.

The text features listening, practical, written, composition and performance activities.

Activities are graded into three levels – lower, more advanced and senior.

Also included are film overviews, plot outlines, use of musical elements and related concepts.

Exploring Film Music is supported by a teacher manual, score book and CD to assist teachers in the implementation of their music programs and enable a complete teaching and learning experience.


Sounds and their qualities
Section 1: Evoking a time and place
Section 2: Conveying character or ideas
Section 3: Creating a mood
Section 4: Expressing emotions


Ian Dorricott is a renowned Australian composer of stage musicals as well as award-winning author of school music texts, including Listen to the Music, In Tune with Music 1 and 2, and Exploring Film Music.