Creating the sound of joy and other sounds with delicate rhythms might seem very simple, almost trivial. But it is very important.
The secret is this kind of music can be played softly in the background of a conversation without interfering with the conversation. There is very little music that can be played during a conversation. This is one of the few kinds; single notes being the other.
When played softly, this music brings an energy to the spoken words... without being obvious or distracting.
It is just a simple trick. But it a very useful trick.
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So now, try creating more moods with delicate rhythms!
Additional moods from delicate rhythms
Other delicate rhythms for extra credit
Can you think of other moods that can be created with very delicate, repeating rhythms?
Moving fast like the wind
Falling from great heights
Floating along with the wind or down the river
Almost anything with a long and steady movement
3 to 6 seconds!
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So earn more points by creating more moods with very delicate rhythms.
Which is more important? Delicate rhythms with transition music?
Do the math!
Transitions vs. delicate rhythms
Transitions are another kind of music in movies. Many people think that transitions are more important than delicate background rhythms. Wrong!
Let's look a the math.
30 to 1 ratio
The average scene in a motion picture is 3 minutes long.
The longest edit in a motion pictures is usually 6 seconds.
That means the mood can change 30 times each scene.
That means you can create moods with single notes or delicate rhythms 30 times each scene.
There is only one (1) transition per scene. That is a 30 to 1 ratio in favor of delicate rhythms and single notes.
Therefore, transitions are not much help creating the mood for a scene.
I used track automation to provide a fade into the sound, and out again and panned the celesta from one side to the other. I used a stereo reverb to make the give the sound a chance to appear in a stereo space.