Patton Orchestra

What makes music scary?

With our Halloween concert coming up, we will be learning about and even trying some techniques to make our music sound scary! Below are some videos explaining techniques used by composers in horror movie film scores.

The music theory techniques of scary music are explained using famous excerpts from "Jaws," "Halloween," and "Psycho."

Various theory and performing techniques are described and explained.

The Apprehension Engine is a unique instrument used in many horror movie scores. it includes different components that can be played in various ways to create unsettling sounds.