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Music is an integral element of any film or television show. It has the power to evoke emotion, set the tone for a scene, and even create a powerful connection with the audience.

A film score is original music written specifically to accompany a film. The score comprises a number of orchestral, instrumental, or choral pieces called cues, which are timed to begin and end at specific points during the film in order to enhance the dramatic narrative and the emotional impact of the scene.

Writing music for film or even scoring a film requires an entirely different approach to the medium.

These days, much of the music composed for film and television begins inside studio or lab. Film and TV composers often have large software libraries of virtual instruments ranging from strings to guitars to a wide array of piano samples. They will then use these digital tools to create sound landscapes.

While the more expensive software programs can often replicate real orchestras, bigger-budget film projects may often re-record the score with actual instruments in the studio.

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