GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Working directly with a musician can introduce a whole lotta new lingo into your life.

Let me help guide you through it!

INSTRUMENTATION

TRACKS

ENGINEERING, MIXING, MASTERING

ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTATION

ORCHESTRATION | ARRANGING | SCORING

COMPOSITION NEEDS \ SERVICE LEVELS

1. Alterations, Enhancements

             *I already have stock music but it needs … some work:

Basic Edits - Connecting the dots and fixing inaccuracies - rhythm, volume, pitch, etc

More seasoning? Change in color? Additional instrumentation to smooth the edges?

Enhancement - Mixing & Mastering, extra sound elements (example: I want this track to sound like an old scratchy record)


 

2. General

Definition: Original music intended for capturing a general vibe or energy within a specified genre, but lacking the finer components of tailored storytelling.

(better than your average Background music) - example: I’m looking for a 60 sec track with an 80’s power ballad sound 


 

3. Specific
Definition: Original music with concentrated detail that brings emotion, story and key moments to life using specific instrumentation and composition. 

 

 (Foreground music) - example: In two notes I can conjure your deepest darkest shark attack fears (even in a pool). The double bass, cellos and low brass in Jaws that build intenSITY  LEADING UP TO SHARK ATTACKS THEN THE SUSPENSE OF A SUDDEN----

silence*. 


 

*Let’s be honest, without John Williams this would be a daytime SyFy channel Shark Week segment.

 

I wanna be the John Williams to your Steven Spielberg (for this <60 sec promo)

 
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