Scoring Your Life

In this lesson, students will create musical scores to represent aspects of their lives using the techniques and ideas of famed composer Hans Zimmer.

Hans Zimmer has composed scores for films such as Gladiator, Inception, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. To create these scores, Zimmer used various pieces of the films’ tropes and storylines to decide what type of music to use and when to use it.


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Lesson tags: Art, Eighth, English, Film, Music, Ninth, Seventh, Tenth


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