The Duduk – Woodwind Instruments

The Duduk, a woodwind instrument, originated about a thousand years ago in what we know now as Armenia. Performances often present it in pairs. While the first player performs the melody, the second player plays a constant drone tone called “dum,”. The...

The Glockenspiel – Orchestral Mallets

The name glockenspiel means “bell play” in German. It refers to the sound of small bells. Indeed, the very first instruments to bear this name consisted of a set of exactly that. They were either played by a group of musicians, a style which is called...

Syncing in Film Score

  Syncing Music to Picture   When writing music for film, one goal is to sync dramatic events happening on screen with musical events in the score. There are many different methods for syncing music to picture. These include using sequencing software to...

Spotting Session in Film

What is Spotting in Film?   Spotting is a creative process that the composer usually enters towards the end of filming, during the editing process. However, on some occasions, the composer is on hand during the entire film shoot. The composer is shown an...