The Musical Moral of Into The Woods 0 (0)

From Sideways. No One Is Alone Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440​ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440​ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources: "Sondheim on Music" by Mark Eden Horowitz has a whole chapter on Into the Woods including a list of all of the leitmotifs that Sondheim used in the show "Understanding the Leitmotif" by Matthew Bribitzer-Stull I can’t recommend this book enough, I…

Why Mulan (2020) Didn’t Work 0 (0)

From Sideways. In this video I awkwardly rant about the Mulan remake not being good because Opera Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources: Probably the best all-around source for Opera (great if you’re a teacher and want to send this to your students) https://courses.lumenlearning.com/suny-musicapp-medieval-modern/chapter/opera/ Obligatory wikipedia entry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operetta Mulan Review by Jeremy Jahns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QERXZ-kTScs…

Why the Music in Cats (2019) is Worse than you Thought 0 (0)

From Sideways. In this video I freak out about Cats holding hands Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources: The article penned by the audio leads on Cats I cannot overstate how much of a fascinating read this is, you owe it to yourself to read it! https://www.local695.com/magazine/cats-part-2/ Part 1 of the above article with…

Why Pipe Organs Sound Scary 0 (0)

From Sideways. They don’t, except for when they do Edit: So I want to clarify what I said about Bach not writing the Toccata and Fugue in d minor. There’s been a lot of discussion on the subject, and from everything I’ve gathered the answer is that this piece is one of the more anomalous…

The Problem With Auto-Tune 0 (0)

From Sideways. This one takes a weird left turn at Singin’ in the Rain Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources and other links: Musical Theater Mash’s video on Dubbing in Movie Musicals He has a really great channel, you should absolutely go and follow him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhnQFGouaBs The live pitch correction plugin I showed the…

Why A Goofy Movie is Better Than You Remember 0 (0)

From Sideways. It’s way better the second time around Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources: I cannot recommend what has surfaced from the Howard Ashman lectures, including what made it into the Howard documentary that’s on Disney+ https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/04/goofy-movie-anniversary-disney https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/hear-us-out-a-goofy-movie-is-the-unique-and-underrated-star-of-disneys-90s-renaissance/

The Perfect Musical Symmetry of Avatar the Last Airbender 0 (0)

From Sideways. Long ago, all the leitmotifs lived together in harmony Then everything changed when the fire nation attacked Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources and other great links: Theodore Morris’s video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyuCigqn9yc A list of leitmotifs in AtLA https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Soundtrack_of_Avatar:_The_Last_Airbender Diegetic music of AtLA https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Music_in_the_World_of_Avatar An analysis of AtLA’s music https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:Uiop60/Analysis_of_Music_in_Avatar:_The_Last_Airbender A reddit post…

Why the Music in Les Misérables (2012) is Worse than you Thought 0 (0)

From Sideways. Do you hear the people sing? Me neither Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources and Links: Mackintosh’s comment on the rights to Les Mis https://www.contactmusic.com/les-miserables/news/les-miserables-hits-hollywood Fantastic document listing the leitmotifs in Les Mis https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/11525740/use-of-leitmotif-in-les-miserables-notes-analysis-essays-for- Great post about Les Mis being symmetrical https://mdn.chanvrerie.net/has-anyone-else-noticed-how-symmetrical-les-mis-is__o_t__t_70295.html Russel Crowe on Shazam! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmUwJ74hMBU New York Vocal Coaching, an…

Decoding the Music of The Matrix 0 (0)

From Sideways. Follow the white rabbit. So with all the theory in this video, I knew I was bound to make a mistake at some point. In the part where I explain the whole/half step pattern in the diatonic scale I messed up the diagram a little bit, but what I said was still correct.…

Why the Music in The Rise of Skywalker Felt Misleading 0 (0)

From Sideways. Yoda deserved better Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources: I really cannot recommend this podcast enough, they go over EVERYTHING in (and everything that isn’t in) TROS and they go into just so much detail about every aspect of the musical themes Please go give them a listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIEcP7dJuy0 As always, Dr.…

Why Avatar has the Most Ironic Soundtrack of All Time 0 (0)

From Sideways. What happens when the soundtrack and the film accidentally tell the exact same story? You get Avatar: The Last Bluebender Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Pateron: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Sources and Links: Dr. Bryant’s write-up of her experience https://ethnomusicologyreview.ucla.edu/journal/volume/17/piece/583 Dr. Bryant’s interview on myouterspace’s youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WI3kJIObHE Notanothermusichistorycliche’s blog post about the Pythagorean Comma https://notanothermusichistorycliche.blogspot.com/2018/01/is-music-universal-language.html 12tone’s…

How a Superhero Theme Works 0 (0)

From Sideways. This is a re-upload of a video that was originally uploaded on Aug 26th 2017 but was blocked by the copyright bot Here’s a link to the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-2qHoEcQx0 What does your favorite hero represent? I’ve been working on this video for months, hope you enjoy it! Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Pateron: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440

Why the Music in the Live Action Disney Remakes is Worse than you Thought 0 (0)

From Sideways. The longer you think about it the worse it gets Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources and other misc. links: A bunch of interviews surrounding Emma Watson and her audition for Beauty and the Beast: http://www.justjaredjr.com/2017/01/17/emma-watson-on-her-beauty-the-beast-audition-i-had-to-prove-i-had-the-voice/ https://www.insider.com/beauty-and-the-beast-emma-watson-belle-2017-3 https://abc7ny.com/entertainment/why-emma-watson-made-the-perfect-belle/2066459/ A really great read about how the autotuning in Beauty and the Beast covered…

The Joker’s Musical Madness 0 (0)

From Sideways. What does it sound like in the Joker’s head? Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sideways440 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/sideways440 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Sideways440 Sources: "A Soundtrack to Madness: The Music of Joker" http://krui.fm/2019/10/16/a-soundtrack-to-madness-the-music-of-joker/ "Joker – Soundtrack Review" https://zanobardreviews.com/2019/10/03/joker-soundtrack-review/ "Joker" http://www.movie-wave.net/joker/ "Joker’s soundtrack couldn’t resist going full Batman movie" https://www.polygon.com/2019/10/9/20903574/joker-spoilers-batman-ending-music-soundtrack "How the ‘Joker’ Soundtrack Complements the Film’s Vicious Vision" https://www.slashfilm.com/joker-soundtrack/ "Soundtrack Review:…