Listen to the following musical items
from the soundtrack of the film.
(the film's main theme music)
"Creepy Caper / Peek-A-Boo"
(when Jem, Scout
and Dill sneak up to the Radley house for the first time)
"Assault In The Shadows"
(Jem and Scout
are attacked coming home from the school pageant)
Discuss how the music captures the mood and tone of
the episode. Consider:
What styles of music are used in the soundtrack?
Is there a pattern with how the styles are employed?
What music components are employed to help
establish the main ideas or themes of the film, the characters
Is there a recognisable theme that is used
each time a particular character, mood, and situation
appears? If so, describe the theme and how it helps support
the characterisation, mood and situation. Consider elements
What instruments are playing?
How would you describe the timbre of these
How does the timbre help support the mood
and overall 'theme' of the episode?
Is the harmony dissonant? Consonant?
Is the melody lyrical, disjointed, large/small
pitch range, easily hummable, not easily hummable, long/short?
Is the rhythm fast, slow, moderate, steady
beat, dotted beat, swung, even groupings, uneven groupings?