Sometimes, all it takes to make a tune spooky is some major-to-minor transposition. Resident pro Sara Campbell shows you how, just in time for Halloween!
When October rolls around we have a whole range of Halloween and horror themed music education downloads to help you develop aural skills in a suitably spooktacular way…
This Halloween children’s song teaches major and minor chords and scales is very suitable for this haunted day – download the sheet music PDF and piano MP3 for free!
Develop your ears for improvisation and it can provide a musical ‘sketch’ to start with when scoring a Halloween video clip. Then refine and hone it to match the film perfectly.
There are particular musical and audio techniques which make a soundtrack scary not silly – we show you some key examples and share tips for creating that perfectly horrible horror movie soundtrack.
Unravelling Music Terror Tracks
A spooky Halloween track to teach you about minor intervals, minor chords, and how sound effects and audio effects are used to create those scary sounds.
Learn all about how an eerie futuristic Halloween music track is put together with this special downloadable Unravelling Music track. As always you get the main MP3, several supporting track (to help you understand what’s going on, musically) and a PDF booklet of liner notes to explain what you’re hearing. Download and listen now.
Free articles about Halloween
Reach out and scare someone with your own creepy Halloween tracks. This composer shares her darkest musical secrets for guaranteed blood-curdling results!
Halloween means spooky songs and music of the macabre. Learn how to add the special scary touches to make your own music suitably terrifying…
Time to creep out with some scary Halloween jams? Why not write your own? With these seven tips—inspired by the masters—your listeners will scream for more!
Halloween is a great time to teach young musicians ear training skills. Here are some top resources to help you do it in spooky style.
Open your ears to some original Halloween music by horror music composer Sam Haynes. These free tracks are essential for any Halloween party playlist.
Discover some of the classic song writing tricks used by the greats with this selection of fun Halloween-themed songs by John Anealio. Listen and learn!
Fun and diverse musical halloween themed resources to keep kids and adults alike busy making spooky music this October. Includes free worksheets and scores.
Learn from the pros about how to use minor keys, discord, sound effects and surprise to create your very own spooky halloween composition this October.
Discover some new spooky Halloween-themed songs and resources for musical ear training in this roundup of new notables, perfect for parents and teachers.
Creating Halloween haunt music requires a particular kind of musical ear training. Specialist composer Sam Haynes shares his top tips for spooky sounds.
Autumn and Halloween are excellent opportunities to mix up your students’ musical ear training. Get some top tips and a fun rhythm game in this article.