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Star Wars Music Minute

Jun 24, 2022

Discussion Guide:

  • 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...

Jun 17, 2022

Lacey Gilleran from Resistance Broadcast is here to talk about the music in Solo minutes 81-85! We discuss the tragic scoring of L3's death, the gravitational pull of pedal points, musical depth of field, and, of course, #MakeSolo2Happen.

Discussion Guide:

  • 00:00 - Hello there!
  • 00:54 - MakeSolo2Happen
  • 09:50 -...

Jun 10, 2022

L3 starts a revolution, Han moves coaxium containers, and the (perky, contrapuntal) music is the Force that binds us all together. Also worth considering: Is L3 a big ol' boom box? Newly minted Star Wars writer Riley Silverman is back on the show to discuss Solo Minutes 76-80 of Solo!

Discussion Guide:

  • 00:00 - Hello...

Jun 3, 2022

Composer Christina Ward joins Xanthe for a detailed listen and analysis of minutes 71-75 of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which starts with the crew landing on Kessel and ends with L3 liberating a droid.


  • 00:00 - Hello there!
  • 05:39 - All roads lead back to the Empire.
  • 11:15 - Where the music abruptly changes,...