1. ABMiller86

    ABMiller86 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2008
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0

    Music for writing scenes

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ABMiller86, Sep 11, 2008.

    I don't know if this is the right forum for this topic, but i have been trying to create scenes in my recent works and something i found that really helps is music to listen to. I have some of my music set to certain situations, but i am looking for others might think would be fitting music for certain situations... below are some areas, let me know your thoughts?

    DRAMATIC REVELATION

    DEATH SCENE

    FUNERAL

    SPENDING THE DAY WITH A SPECIAL SOMEONE

    SLOW DANCE MUSIC


    Thanks
     
  2. Thagryn-Sylrand

    Thagryn-Sylrand New Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    I listen to the band Opeth's mellower stuff like patterns in the ivy or still day beneath the sun.
     
  3. Kylie

    Kylie New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    America
    I listen to music a lot when I'm writing. I tend to prefer softer songs that have no words in them. If I was writing an action scene, I could listen to something more fast-paced.

    I don't know any particular song names, but look for something that will give you the same feeling as the one that is in the scene.
     
  4. Dcoin

    Dcoin New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    NYC
    I like perfect silence when I'm fighting to get the words right. When cruising along though, I like some classic rock to keep my beat up.
     
  5. Acglaphotis

    Acglaphotis New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    912
    Likes Received:
    3
    Try Daniel Licht's Dexter Score and/or Donnie Darko OST. They are instrumental and suitable for writing some of the scenes you mentioned.
     
  6. ABMiller86

    ABMiller86 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2008
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    What are some of the instrumental music do you listen to, artist?
     
  7. Kylie

    Kylie New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    America
    Soft music-
    Classical music.
    Christmas music.
    'No Boat with Oars'.
    (And my brother playing the piano - a lot.)
     
  8. Nilfiry

    Nilfiry Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Messages:
    709
    Likes Received:
    106
    Location:
    Eternal Stream
    Game Music! Seriously, aren't they all written to fit a scene?
     
  9. Beth

    Beth Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Italy
    You can go to emule and download Ludovico Einaudi discography. It's instrumental piano, very dramatic.
     
  10. tehuti88

    tehuti88 New Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Michigan
    ES Posthumus, Hans Zimmer soundtracks, and the instrumental version of Nightwish's "Dark Passion Play" are great for more dramatic/action-oriented scenes. I have other music but those are the ones without lyrics or singing.

    Good music with lyrics/singing is Adiemus, Lesiem, Era, Globus, and Within Temptation. Also really good dramatic orchestration. I don't care for quiet peaceful music; I just tune it out, so what's the point in listening to it?
     
  11. ABMiller86

    ABMiller86 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2008
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    OMG!!! I just got done listening to some of ES Posthumus's music on the internet... i am blown away.

    Great suggestion.

    Currently trying to Download... i mean... acquire some of Ludovico Einaudi... though i cant wait for ES Posthumus and plan to go buy it now
     
  12. soujiroseta

    soujiroseta Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    I always listen to clint mansell's stuff when im writing my emotional or action scenes, it also helps because the scenes will be playing in my head like a movei already and the soundtrack makes it so much easier for me to imagine. i understand where you're coming from ABMiller since certain music puts you in a certain mood, it makes it easier to write certain scenes.
     
  13. architectus

    architectus Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,796
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Ca
    Stephen King listens to LOUD rock in roll while writing. I tend to listen to all sorts. Sometimes I select music that produces in me the feeling I wish to put into the scene. I find it better if I feel the way I want the scene to feel.
     
  14. Lucy E.

    Lucy E. Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    898
    Likes Received:
    4
    These are the songs I've listened to lately whilst writing.

    SAD SCENES -
    The Scientist, Cover by Avril Lavigne
    Chasing Cars, Cover by Natasha Bedingfield
    Don't Look Back in Anger, Oasis
    Where Do I Go From Here, Bryan Adams
    Sound the Bugle, Bryan Adams
    Somewhere, Within Temptation
    Nowhere, The Naked Brothers Band

    DEATH/FUNERAL SCENES -
    In the Arms of the Angel, Sarah McLachlan
    Bright Eyes, Garfunkel
    I Will Always Love You, Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston
    My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion
    Concrete Angel, Martina McBride
    Without You, Nilsson
    Goodbye My Lover, James Blunt

    HAPPY SCENES -
    This is Where I Belong, Bryan Adams
    You'll Be In My Heart, Phil Collins
    Makes Me Happy, Drake Bell
    If That's Not Love, The Naked Brothers Band
    Shine, Take That
    Yellow, Coldplay

    ROMANTIC SCENES -
    I Don't Want to Miss a Thing, Aerosmith/Regine Velasquez
    Everything I Do, Bryan Adams
    You're Beautiful, James Blunt
    Your Smile, The Naked Brothers Band

    FUNNY SCENES -
    Make Me Smile, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

    I'll add more later if I have time.
     

Share This Page