Scoring a Commercial

In this chapter, we will explore how to score a Mercedes commercial from scratch using all the techniques that have been covered in Chapters 1 to 9. This chapter will give you the experience of scoring a project from beginning to end, and walk through the steps it takes to score to picture – not to simply write music for the sake of music, but to write it to support a story.

You will work through the example of scoring a commercial, using basic film scoring steps and methods. There are countless ways to score a commercial and music choices are subjective. You can certainly use any additional instruments if you find them suitable. There’s no perfect number of instruments but simply what a film composer prefers and what ...

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