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Music in Sound Design Carpet making - Here's a very interesting article on the Art of carpet making, written by Alhan Keser. Alhan is in in charge of communications for Tip Top Design, a company that specializes in interior design with oriental rugs. He has lived in Turkey and France, working as a freelance journalist and documentary maker. Carpet making The story…

Music offers numerous ways to convey various emotions Artists Psychology - Here's an interesting exclusive article Roland d’Humières, 56 years old psycho-analyst from Aix en Provence (France) has written for our Weblog. I think it to be a very interesting writing about the artists psychology, or maybe "arts psychology", what's behind an artists mind. Artists Psychology Whatever is his/her Art, painting, music, dance, writing, or any… and settings in the realm of sound design. For instance, specific melodies and instruments can transport listeners to distinct geographical locations: tribal drums and vocals evoke Africa, majestic horns and flutes suggest the Andes mountains, and traditional oriental instruments bring Asia to mind. Music can also reflect different time periods, such as harpsichord and troubadour vocals for the Middle Ages or a clunky piano roll for the Wild West. Synth soundscapes are often associated with sci-fi or futuristic environments. While these examples may be conventional, they are generally effective in creating specific atmospheres.

Perception of music differs from that of sound effects. It is often easier to evoke emotions through melodies and instruments than with sound effects alone. Music can guide listeners to feel specific emotions, like happiness Self-realization and meditation (yoga for the mind) - Peter Cajander allowed us to publish this part from his book Fragments of Reality. It talks about life from a personal perspective covering areas ranging from self-realization, meditation, stress, happiness, death, and everyday living. Peter is a writer, philosophical thinker, entrepreneur, strategy consultant, business executive, and author to name a few titles. He has been… or sadness, and can even transform the overall mood. Sounds perceived as music are usually experienced more directly than sound effects, which may leave listeners pondering their origin or meaning.

Music to Evoke Imagination

Music can be divided into various genres through the use of instrumentation. Melody introduces the narrative aspect of music, consisting of notes from different scales. The overall sound is created by the instruments that represent the melody. For many people, the feeling conveyed by music comes from the combined sound of all instruments. Rhythm, provided by drums or other instruments, adds continuity and predictability to the music.

When using sound effects as a basis for evoking imagination and emotions, it’s essential to be aware of potential weaknesses. Different listeners may respond differently to a sound based on their past experiences. For example, the sound of an approaching thunderstorm may evoke a sense of relaxation for some and a feeling of danger for others. With music, creating a more precise image is often easier and leaves less to the imagination. The mental imagery that music evokes is typically more concise and focused. Fast-tempo music in a minor key often conveys thrilling and intense emotions, while slow-tempo music in a minor key can express sadness and pensiveness. Happy and lively emotions are usually associated with fast-tempo music in a major key. These basic music styles are commonly used in film and game For Game Design - Andrea Angiolino was born the 27th of April, 1966 in Rome, the city where he still lives. He published many boardgames and books about games, besides developing games for every media. His works appeared in more than a dozen of languages including Korean, Czech and Maltese. He is a game journalist on national magazines, newspapers,… soundtracks Darklands, a Classic RPG - I'll talk about Darklands, a Classic RPG in a moment. April is an excellent month to reflect on how the year is going and whether we have achieved all or some of the goals we set for ourselves (Read - Overcoming Procrastination). It's also a time to assess the overall positive or negative trend of… to elicit specific emotional responses.

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