Jun 24, 2022
- 00:00 - Hello there!
- 07:17 - Listening to the beginning of these minutes and
comparing them to A New Hope.
- 14:35 - Thirds, avoidance of chordal resolution
- 17:08 - Does this chord progression sound inevitable? Deceptive
cadences. Search: "chromatic mediants composition secrets."
- 22:40 - How L3's theme is building tension.
- 27:37 - John Powell glue, "Corellia Chase," adding momentum by
raising the bottom note.
- 31:05 - The parameters that composers can tweak to raise
intensity: louder, faster, add instruments, make notes go higher,
- 33:17 - Approaching a local climax.
- 39:02 - Octatonicity. Search: "octatonic scale composer
- 43:42 - Good.
- 52:23 - All of the thirds, Rebel Fanfare.
- 54:43 - Lasting legacy of the TIE Fighter Attack motif/Here
They Come. Propulsive, asymmetric rhythm. Search: "composer rhythm
- 58:41 - Asteroid Field!
- 1:12:03 - Han and Chewie's diatonic theme sticks out in
contrast to the highly chromatic Asteroid Field.
- 1:16:21 - Brief violin demonstration to show an example of
idiomatic string writing.
- 1:26:11 - Is the brass out of tune in the Main Theme?
- 1:32:26 - Is the rhythm imitating Han's voice in this
- 1:37:42 - Nearing the end of the minutes, fast
octatonic/chromatic string lines.
- 1:41:33 - Chromatic mediants built into the octatonic
- 1:46:45 - Jeremy's final thoughts and memories of seeing Solo
for the first time.
- 1:52:16 - It takes two to tango, right?
- 1:57:25 - SWMM Questionnaire
- 14) Imperial Cruiser Pursuit
- 29) Attacking A Star Destroyer
- 1. Young Han Solo (Heroic, comp. JW)
- 2. Rebel Fanfare
- 8. L3-37
- 8. TIE Fighter Attack
- 6. Han & Chewie
- 26) Asteroid Field Main Theme
- 27) Asteroid Field Subsidiary Motif
- 102) Whirling Octatonicism
Where are we in the soundtrack(s)?:
- "Reminiscence Therapy"
- "Kessel Run in Less Than 12 Parsecs (5M32-33A-B-C)"
STAR WARS MUSIC MINUTE QUESTIONNAIRE:
1. In exactly 3 words, what does Star Wars sound like?
- New answer: Big octatonic brass
- Previous answer: Opera without words
2. What's something related to Star Wars music or sound that you
want to learn more about?
- New answer: The score for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
- Previous answer: Musical / orchestrational “filler” and sound
3. What's a score or soundtrack you're fond of besides anything
- New answer: Star Trek by Jerry Goldsmith, Wall-E by Thomas
- Previous answers: North by Northwest by Bernard Herrmann, Loki
by Natalie Holt, Catch Me If You Can by John Williams
Guest: Jeremy Sawruk
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