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Write stronger themes, craft more powerful orchestrations, lush textures and captivating track structures, and unlock the full power and flexibility of the orchestra in your DAW, while taking your tracks to a whole new level. 

Cinematic Music II

From The First Tracks And Beyond

Cinematic Music II is an educational tool box that continues where CM1 left off, filled with a wide variety of resources on how to level up your cinematic writing, and achieve a more professional sound. 

Imagine writing stronger melodies, more interesting harmonies, better ostinatos and beautiful textures, grandiose statements, and captivating track structures – without feeling overwhelmed or confused ever again.

Through over 11 hours of video material, spread across 42 different techniques, you will find a wide range of principles that can instantly be applied to take your tracks to the next level. This course is full of tips that will help you step up your game,
from your first tracks – and beyond! 

 

Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • Making your melodies more memorable, and how to repurpose one melody into a dozen different themes. 
  • Expanding your harmonic language with modal interchange, chromatic mediant modulations, and powerful voicings & inversions
  • Mastering 5 different types of ostinatos, understand how they affect your tracks, and learn when to use them.
  • Understanding the use of modes like Dorian, Mixolydian and Lydian, how to use them, and how they affect your themes.
  • Creating beautiful, lush orchestral textures and pads from scratch to breathe extra life into your mockups and compositions. 
  • How to create more engaging track structures, massive climaxes, and build dynamic journeys beyond 4 minutes 
  • Crucial principles for arranging massive brass and choir statements, dangerous mistakes to avoid, and tips for a huge sound.
  • How to turn a simple idea into a beautiful string arrangement, and further into a full orchestral statement, quickly. 
  • Incorporating soft velvety passages, lively orchestral runs & accents, deep pulses and epic percussion in your tracks
    … and much more! 

What You Get In The Course

  • 7 Modules Covering Topics Ranging From Theme Writing, to Track Structure, Orchestration and Production
  • Exclusive Cinematic Music II Group On The Evenant Platform
  • Over 11 Hours of Video Content
  • Breakdowns of 2 Orchestral Pieces
  • 45 Minute Masterclass of the Most Common Mistakes and How To Avoid Them
  • Lifetime Access
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

IMPROVE YOUR THEME WRITING SKILLS

Learn effective techniques to take your melodies, harmonies and ostinatos to a new level and broaden your musical language.

CREATE MORE ENGAGING TRACK STRUCTURES

Improve your track structures, use the power of dynamics and contrast to your advantage, and craft longer, more interesting songs. 


Create CLEANER, BIGGER ORCHESTRATIONS - EASILY

Avoid the biggest mistakes messing up your arrangements, and learn simple ways to craft grandiose orchestral statements.

BREATHE MORE LIFE INTO YOUR MOCKUPS

Create your own pads, orchestral textures, runs and accents to breathe some life into your themes and midi mockups. 


THE ORCHESTRA AND BEYOND

Learn simple ways to add more depth to the orchestra using light rhythms, pulses, epic percussion and ethnic flavors - and considerations to make for each.

ORCHESTRAL BREAKDOWNS AND MASTERCLASS

Watch me break down my Audio Imperia demos, analyzing everything from the composition and dynamics, harmonic development, orchestration, track structure and production thoughts.

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Your Journey Through The Course

Module 1:
Introduction

We’ll start off the course by diving into the purpose of the course, how it is intended to be absorbed, and how you can get the most out of the content presented in the following modules.

Module 2:
Melody & Harmony

In the second module of the course, we attack one of the core aspects of your compositions head first: your themes. We will look at a variety of ways to level up your theme writing game. 

We cover topics such as: 

  • Mastering inversions and chord voicings for emotional impact
  • Levelling up your harmony game with modal interchange and chromatic mediants
  • Writing more effective melodies, and repurposing melodic content into a variety of themes
  • Writing with drones, and basics of writing in odd metres 
  • Mastering the use of modes such as Dorian, Mixolydian and Lydian – being able to compose freely with all of them. 

Module 3:
Ostinatos & Textures

In the third module, we dive into how we can improve the supporting elements that often kick your themes into the next gear: Your ostinatos and textures. 

We cover the following topics: 

  • Creating simple minimal ostinatos
  • Creating “neutral” ostinatos based on perfect intervals
  • Creating ostinatos based on scales and modes
  • Creating ostinatos based on a tonic chord 
  • Creating ostinatos that move with the harmony
  • Creating orchestral textures and atmospheres
  • Creating your own pads and ambiences from scratch

Module 4:
Track Structure Tricks

In the fourth module, we zoom out and look at your tracks and compositions from a birds eye view, identifying powerful ways to create more engaging compositions. We’ll look at how our ears perceive dynamics, and use contrasts and human perception to maximize the power of each section in our piece. 

In this module you will see: 

  • Tips for making your tracks evolve and grow better
  • Why you need to make bolder choices in your tracks
  • How to make your final section feel much bigger, without even changing it one bit 
  • How to write more effective B sections and bridges
  • Tips for structuring longer track journeys above 4 minutes, without losing the listener’s attention
  • Visually mapping out your track and its dynamics

Module 5:
Unleashing The Power Of The Orchestra 

In the fifth module, we will focus on a myriad of ways you can utilize the orchestra better in different scenarios, from the softest textures, to massive walls of sound. 

In this module you will see: 

  • How to create lush, beautiful woodwind and string textures
  • How to voice and arrange string themes quickly
  • How to turn a string theme into a full orchestral statement quickly and effortlessly
  • Important principles for bigger orchestral statements
  • How to arrange and voice  huge choir and brass statements
  • Creating effective runs and accents with the orchestra
  • Simple tips for using pitched percussion
  • Creating soft, velvety quiet textures with sample libraries

Module 6:
Beyond The Orchestra

In this module, we will look at some tips and tricks for incorporating non-orchestral elements into your tracks to give them some more depth and momentum. 

In this module you will see: 

  • How I create light driving rhythms, and deeper pulses quickly
  • My tips for effective, epic percussion writing
  • Tips for incorporating ethnic solo instruments and elements

Module 7:
Track Breakdowns & Masterclasses

In this module you will find a couple of track breakdowns, as well as a masterclass covering a wide range of topics from harmony, to arranging, voicing, separation of elements, orchestration and production thoughts. 

In this module you will find: 

  • A 1 hour breakdown of my Areia demo track 
  • A 1-hour breakdown of my Nucleus demo track
  • A 45-minute masterclass on the most common mistakes composers make, and how to avoid them

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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’re for some reason unhappy, get in touch within 21 days and we’ll issue you a refund and even let you keep the bonuses. So, see you on the inside?
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$399
$ 249 One-Time Payment (valid until October 15)
  • 7 Modules For A Full Cinematic Music Foundation
  • Assignments And Exercises to Accelerate Your Learning
  • Feedback on your music from our own Evenant tutors
  • Private Cinematic Music Community Group
  • Over-the-shoulder Creation of Tracks
  • Lifetime Access, Including Updates
  • Downloadable Resources (Sample packs, MIDI, and more)
  • 21 Days Money Back Guarantee

This course is also available in the Evenant Annual Pass, which gives you access to all our courses at a great price.

Meet Your Instructor

Arn Andersson – Course Instructor

 

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 various ad campaigns, video games, a Lionsgate film, and trailer campaigns like Lady and the Tramp, Lego Movie, Cold Pursuit, and Welcome To Marwen. He’s also been a collaborator on tracks for renowned artists such as The Metropole Orkest and Hardwell. 

FAQ

I’m a pretty good composer already, will this course teach me anything new?

Absolutely! These highly practical methods, secrets and techniques are of a level that even professional composers would have a lot of use for. I have broken down the most important methods and techniques for understanding the main principles behind taking your compositions, orchestrations, and tracks to the next level. This is a fantastic continuation of the Cinematic Music I course. All of this is useful for composers that already have some experience.

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

However, if you have the annual pass (either yearly or monthly payments), you’ll have access to all courses for the duration of your pass.

Together with Evenant tutors, we monitor the private student group and make sure to see to it that everyone is on track and give pointers along the way. It’s also a community effort so students can support each other.

Our personal feedbacks and guidance are focused on 1-on-1 private students, so be sure to stay tuned on openings for that.

This course is for beginner and intermediate composers. It is a continuation of Cinematic Music I.
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the course, contact us in the first 21 days and we will give you a full refund – no questions asked.

We want to get you to reach your ultimate goals, and help you become the very best creator you can be.

There will be openings where we offer a 1-on-1 private tutoring through video calls, emails, and more. You’ll get personal feedback and guidance from us and other instructors themselves in a private, and focused setting that revolves around you and your goals.

Stay tuned on the platform to learn more about how you can get private tutoring as soon as spots open!

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