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Cinematic Music

From Idea To Finished Recording

Cinematic Music: From Idea To Finished Recording is the starting composer’s complete guide to mastering all the fundamental principles of composing, orchestrating and producing modern cinematic tracks.

From writing memorable themes, to effective harmonic progressions, structuring your tracks into pleasant sonic journeys, and mocking them up using modern sample libraries – we will cover everything you need to know to make your musical ideas come to life.

Through 26 hours of video content, you will be guided through the process of creating modern cinematic music in the style of Hans Zimmer, Two Steps From Hell and Brian Tyler – from coming up with the first ideas, to the finished recording is done.

Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Coming up with ideas for themes easily and effortlessly
  • Using the PReVaDe method to craft memorable melodies
  • Writing effective countermelodies and ostinatos
  • Structuring your theme ideas into powerful, complete compositions
  • The most fundamental principles for arranging for the orchestra
  • How to avoid the worst mistakes that are ruining your orchestrations
  • The basics of the orchestral instruments and their families
  • How to make your orchestrations sound huge and lush
  • Crucial principles for making your mockups sound more realistic
  • Basic techniques and principles for better mixes
  • My approaches for a clean, powerful production – even if you’re no mixer

What You Get in the Course

  • 8 Modules Covering the Entire Cinematic Music Workflow
  • Assignments And Exercises to Accelerate Your Learning
  • Private Cinematic Music Facebook Group
  • Over 26 Hours of Video Content
  • Over-the-shoulder creation of a full cinematic track
  • Lifetime Access
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Come Up With Memorable Themes, Anywhere

Learn powerful melody writing techniques that destroy writer’s blocks.

Master The Essentials Of Orchestral Arrangements

Learn the fundamental techniques for effective orchestrations.

Write Effective Ostinatos and Counter Melodies

Add depth, movement and drive to your compositions.

Achieve More Realistic, Human Sounding Mockups

Acquire the mindsets and knowledge to make your midi sound lifelike.

Structure Your Tracks Into Moving Musical Journeys

Learn essential skills to structure any melody into a strong composition.

Create Powerful Mixes With Only Basic Tools

Learn techniques to get a clean, balanced mix using only essential tools.

COURSE TRACK AND PREVIEWS

COURSE TRACK
AND PREVIEWS

Here is one of the tracks made in this course. In Module 7, you will be able to see the complete creation of this track, where Arn applies all the techniques presented in the course to a single piece of work.

You will be able to see the track grow from the idea stage, through all the mistakes, until it comes out on the other end as a finished track.

Arn Andersson
Cinematic Music Course Track
Arn Andersson Cinematic Music Course Track
1
Course Instructor
8
Course Modules
90
Total Lessons
26
Hours of Video Content

COURSE MODULES

COURSE
MODULES

Module 1: Enter The World Of Cinematic Music

We are starting off the course with some fundamental knowledge, mindsets and essential concepts around the topic of learning cinematic music. I will tell you my story of getting to where I am today, some of the struggles I’ve faced, and how this course seeks to bypass these big obstacles.

We will explore topics such as:

  • What is required for this course
  • How to get the most out of this program
  • Why I made this course
  • Who it is for, and what it intends to fix
Module 2: Crafting Your Theme
Module 2: Crafting Your Theme

In the second module of the course, we dive straight into the main core of your cinematic tracks, the main theme. It is what people will remember, and what usually is seen as the identity of your piece.

We cover topics such as: 

  • Coming up with motifs for your tracks
  • Using intervals to evoke different emotions
  • Turning any motif into a full melody
  • Practical techniques for more memorable, effective melodies
  • Learning the language of harmony to find the best chords for your theme
  • Practical modulation techniques for effortlessly moving between keys
  • Crafting an effective story arc, with proper melody contour and shape
  • Writing beautiful counter melodies for your theme
  • Crafting powerful, moving ostinatos to give your piece drive and energy
Module 3: Structuring Your Composition
Module 3: Structuring Your Composition

In the third module, we start talking about how you can take your theme, and turn it into a full composition. We will discuss tools and principles you can use to craft interesting sonic journeys, that keep the listener hooked from beginning to end.

We cover the following topics: 

  • Using growth and contrast to keep your track interesting at all times
  • Crafting new sections from your main theme, effortlessly
  • Using complexity and power to shape a dynamic journey through your piece
  • How to create tracks with one theme that keeps repeating and growing
  • How to create tracks with contrasting sections, and how to make them effective
Module 4: Orchestration and Arrangement
Module 4: Orchestration and Arrangement

In the fourth module, we will start taking a closer look at the orchestral instruments, the orchestral families, and crucial principles to keep in mind when writing for each of them. We will also dive into some very important orchestration principles to ensure a powerful representation of your theme, and a clear mix in the end.

In this final module you will see: 

  • A breakdown of the orchestral families and their main instruments
  • Common orchestration mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Tips for writing and arranging for Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, and Choirs.
  • How to craft effective chord voicings for any orchestral family
  • Using Foreground, Middleground, and Background to guide the listener’s attention
  • Using the MeHaRyTe principle to orchestrate more effortlessly
  • Digital orchestration tips and principles to keep in mind
  • 3 orchestrations of the same theme
  • Tips for arranging large, epic statements
  • 1 hour analysis of one of my tracks and its orchestration
Module 5: Creating A Realistic Mockup
Module 5: Creating A Realistic Mockup

In the fifth module, we will focus a bit more on how we can achieve a more realistic mockup, based on what we did in chapter four.

In this final module you will see: 

  • My general tips and tricks to achieve more realism
  • Crucial mindsets that can make or break your end result, easily
  • My tips for using Mod Wheels for more dynamic and human performances
  • An Over-The-Shoulder look at my workflow when mocking up themes
  • Tips for setting up and using templates to increase your workflow and speed
Module 6: Mixing and Mastering Your Track
Module 6: Mixing and Mastering Your Track

In the fifth module, we will focus a bit more on how we can achieve a more realistic mockup, based on what we did in chapter four.

In this final module you will see: 

  • My basic, easy to follow principles for mixing and mastering my tracks
  • Tips and tricks to improve the quality of your productions, quickly
  • An Over-The-Shoulder look at my workflow for my mixes
  • Advice for mastering your piece
Module 7: Creating A Track From Beginning To End
Module 7: Creating A Track From Beginning To End

In this module you will see me create a complete track from beginning to end, with all the mistakes, hurdles and victories along the way. From the first notes, to the final export.

In this final module you will see: 

  • Me come up with a motif, and turn it into a full melody
  • Turn this melody into a complete theme
  • Turn this theme into an AABA style composition
  • Orchestrate and arrange the entire composition
  • Record and edit the mockup of my track
  • Mix and master, and export the final result
Module 8: Insights From The Industry
Module 8: Insights From The Industry

In this module you will be able to learn from the work experience from both talented industry professionals, and myself. We will discuss things we wish we knew when we got into the industry, and advice for people who are currently getting started.

In this final module you will see: 

  • Advice from industry professionals
  • Costly mistakes to avoid
  • Stories from the life of a traveling composer
  • Tips for getting ahead in today’s market and industry

FULL CURRICULUM – LESSON LIST

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

WHAT OUR STUDENTS
SAY ABOUT US

Sonus Choganus
Mission Completed (feat. Uyanga Bold)
Sonus Choganus Mission Completed (feat. Uyanga Bold)

Thank you Arn for the professional job on this course, it’s awesome!

Kevin Mueller
Legatus
Kevin Mueller Legatus

Hey guys, here’s my finished result. So glad I finished the course, I learned a ton!

Hilko Kleissen
The Adventure Begins
Hilko Kleissen The Adventure Begins

Thank you for this course, it really helped me along! It’s the second song I ever actually finished, so I’m really happy about that!

FAQ

1: Who is this course for?

Cinematic Music: From Idea To Finished Recording is a course aimed towards beginner to intermediate composers that want to get a solid understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques that have the biggest impact on your work.

It is for people that struggle to take their musical ideas into full compositions, hitting roadblocks on the way, and need a structured process to help them finish tracks consistently, and of quality.

It is for people overwhelmed by the amount of information out there, given the fact that you could study each field of composition, orchestration, digital mockups and production for 4 years each – and want an all-in-one course that filters out all unnecessary information, and focuses on the main key elements that will be the most important to master in the beginning of your composing journey.

It is for people that want to increase their efficiency while composing, getting more reliable methods for coming up with themes and melodies quickly, writing better counter melodies and ostinatos without relying on luck, and structuring their compositions more confidently – mastering the principles of complexity and power.

In short, it is a course for composers in the beginning of their journey that want an all-in-one resource to get them to a place where they can create cinematic tracks effortlessly and consistently, so that they can improve and build on their foundational skills over time.

2: Who is this course NOT for?

This course is not intended for professionals that have years of experience orchestrating, mixing, and composing cinematic tracks on a professional level. It is aimed towards people in their first years of exploration, that needs an all-in-one resources.

It is not for people who are not willing to put in the work. This course is a roadmap, with very powerful tools and principles. But they only work if you do. For each principle and exercise, I would recommend spending at least 10x as much time putting it into practice and internalizing the concepts.

It is not for people who have never used a DAW or sample libraries before, and have never attempted to make their first tracks on a computer. Basic knowledge of recording, and using sample libraries are highly recommended to get the most out of the course. If the complete essentials are needed, Cinematic Music: The Essentials is a better fit.

3: How does the course work?

This course is based on an 8 module structure, that runs over 8 weeks, with one module unlocking every week. This will allow everyone to discuss the topics with each other each week, and truly immerse themselves into the key principles of the module before moving on to the next topic. Each module is packed with content, and laid out to allow for hours of exploration and experimentation, and work on the assignments. When immersed in this way, and with focused work on one key area at the time, the absorption and retention of information is much higher.

4: What if I am not happy?

If you’re not happy, we’re not happy, and we don’t want your money. We value our students, and only want happy learners in our courses. It’s honestly the best for everyone. So if for any reason you are not happy, reach out to us within 21 days of purchase, and we will refund you every single penny of the course price.

5: Are there any additional discounts?

Existing students of the course prior to 2020 are entitled to a big reduction on the Platinum tier. Reach out to [email protected] to receive the discount.

EVENANT GUARANTEE

We don’t want any unhappy students.

If we didn’t meet your expectations, get in touch within 21 days of purchase,
and we’ll give you every penny back – no questions asked.

But we’re so confident you’re gonna dig the course,
we’re willing to take that risk.

If you for some reason want a refund, no problem,
we’ll issue it to you and even let you keep the bonuses.

So, see you on the inside?

PLATINUM TIER BENEFITS

PLATINUM TIER
BENEFITS

When we got started out in the creative industries, one of the hardest parts of making progress was the lack of proper feedback and guidance from existing professionals in the industry.

The feedback we did get was fairly superficial and did not really take our personal goals, aspirations and unique strengths into the equation.

We want to change this with the Evenant Platinum Tier. We don’t only want to give our students access to weekly feedback on their assignments, but to dive into your personal goals and aspirations, and find out how we can help you reach your unique goals – and give weekly feedback based on this.

This will be achieved through a personal 30 minute private call with one of our tutors in the beginning of the program, where the aim is to to map out your goals, your previous experience and strengths, and what you seek to get out of this program.

We will then use this as the foundation to give personal feedback on your weekly assignments, give you an exclusive access to our tutors and course author, and assist you in any way we can.

After the 8 weeks is up, we want you to gain a sense of clarity of what to focus on, how you can improve, and how you can bring the most value to the industry to make yourself an attractive resource.

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MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

ABOUT THE
AUTHOR

Arn Andersson | Course Author

Arn Andersson is a Norwegian musician, traveler and creative educator that aspires to empower creatives to produce better art, live better lives and make a living from their passion as the co-founder of Evenant.

He has worked remotely across nearly 30 countries on his nomadic workstation while providing music for TV campaigns, feature films such as The Ronda Rousey Story: Through My Father’s Eyes (Lionsgate), renowned artists such as The Metropole Orkest and Hardwell, and trailer campaigns like Lady and the Tramp, Lego Movie, Cold Pursuit Welcome To Marwen, and more.