TODAY’S CLIP: In case you don’t know, I’m a fan of Star Trek. I don’t get into the semantics of “Trekkies” versus “Trekkers”, I just like the franchise. Of course, as a musician, I love the music too. Therefore, I’d like to present to you one of my favorite tension based musical passages in the Star Trek movie franchise (at least to me). This is “The Klingon Battle” written by Jerry Goldsmith from “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”.
On a personal note, I love soundtracks from movies (and TV shows) back in the day like this because the music lets you know who is the good guy, who is the bad guy, and when they are at odds with each other. The music follows the ebb and flow of the storyline and so much of that idea has been lost in our modern day movies/TV shows. To me, the musical content has been stripped away and reduced down to unrecognizeable themes that are ONLY intended to evoke emotions.
For example, can anybody sing the theme to “Lost”?
But I’ll bet you can sing the theme to “Full House”… right?
OK… that’s enough of my soapbox. Listen to this clip, grab a Bat’leth, and get to swinging.
As a musician, 90% of what you do is listening. Music is too much of a universal language to get stuck on one dialect. Therefore, today’s blog is dedicated specifically for you to LISTEN (to the clip provided), EXPAND (your thinking on music in a way that you may not have considered before), AND ROCK NOW (with more musical knowledge added to your repertoire)!
DISCLAIMER: I do not own the rights to this song. The video included in this blog is only intended to bring musical awareness to the reader.