Composing Music for Film [Jack Smalley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Film composer Smalley offers discussion and examples for the. You better know basic music theory and composing before taking on this book– i am on my second read through it. Dense with techniques and Jack Smalley’s. Title, Composing Music for Film. Author, Jack Smalley. Edition, 3, illustrated. Publisher, Independent Publisher, ISBN,

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Kaan Guner likes this. Thanks for this review. It is all about approach, having a tool chest and getting organized which this treatment certainly is. Mike GreeneDec 29, The organizing of “writing a cue” section makes it look coposing and easy and is laid out in an almost follow the dots fashion. I will not make a comment on the price page ratio issue.

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Smalley can stop in and say hi sometime. Jack Smalley’s Composing for Film from my perspective.

The impression I get is that this book is cheap at twice the price. Muisc you Jay – I certainly appreciate your voice of experience. Thanks for the review, Craig! If there is theory involved, Jack touches on it not because he wishes to teach you classical methods, but as tools specific to scoring for picture.


Not to be content with a “bag o’ tricks”, but to have in one’s musical arsenal some useful generalizations about filj form. I am judging the book on it’s own merit, price excluded. Nick BatzdorfDec 31, AshermusicDec 31, Thanks Craig and rJames compoaing the reviews. Scott RogersJan 1, The scale you refer to is a mjor scale with a raised 4th or lydian mode btw.

First, where is Batz to edit my writing when I need him!

Smalley’s “Composing for Film”-Short Review

Log in or Sign up. JaapDec 30, Yes, my password is: Indeed Jack Smalley’s book discusses several ‘geometric shapes’ to craft melody lines appropriate to given moods.

I just bought Smalley’s book based on Craig’s recommendation.

No, create an account now. Oh, Craig already splaned. I think continual study of the craft of writing is essential which is why I’m eventually going to be dusting off the books again and restarting my EIS lessons next year as well when time permits. Does this book cover basics like that? Thonex smalleh, Jan 1, For the advanced composer it is a concise place to have ideas organized.


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The book is really a tool chest of how to deal with the music in scoring. I believe most people can learn something from Jack Smalley’s experience.

The book comes from a different place in that it suggests 3 basic themes as examples through the whole book and proceeds to show you how to exploit them.

Having the vocabulary to recreate and expand upon approaches is a key help so I’m looking forward to checking out Jack Smalley’s new book as a further leg up to help out when mired in crunch time. It also may show a different angle of techniques you are already familiar with.

Thus you get like a “greatest hits” versions of each technique, not a comprehensive treatment with assignments.