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Even before film music has been used to enhance dances rituals ceremonies and plays because of musics ability to characterize certain settings and determine the audiences reaction Filmmakers also use music to accompany their works for several practical and aesthetic reasons The job of creating the musical accompaniment for film has taken various forms but as film production and technology has evolved the process of scoring music for films has been refined into a standard process This process creates a set of parameters a composer must work within in order to create new music for a film or in some cases adjust existing music Composers invent innovative forms of musical expression unique to the specific intention of the films visuals The film composer through years of experience has acquired specific compositional techniques that allows work within these production guidelines while still composing new artistically revealing music that enhances the films storyline Through the scoring of any film the music can easily manipulate an audience into any emotion by simply existing through the seemingly appropriate and sometimes contradicting use of space and time The job of scoring film took on various forms shapes and sizes through the years as the task was entrusted to a pianist followed by live orchestras and briefly according to London gramophone records 85 Eventually technology allowed sound to be recorded to the same film that showed the picture which effectively re-standardized the presentation of film Filmmakers then delivered the whole package Up to then the original composition of music for film existed but was severely limited because of the amateurism of the local cinema orchestra London 84 But in 1929 with the new standard of the sound-movie the original composition of music for a specific film became standard procedure About a decade later composer Aaron Copland observed new ways that music and film interacted listing them in his book What to Listen for in Music as creating a more convincing atmosphere
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