Application Of Film Music Harmonic Techniques By Joe Hisaishi Into Instrumental Pop Music Ingin Kau Tahu

Lee, Jia Cheng (2018) Application Of Film Music Harmonic Techniques By Joe Hisaishi Into Instrumental Pop Music Ingin Kau Tahu. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Researcher has always been fascinated by the way of composers, arrangers or musicians play around with chords and harmony to either change the mood of the song or the style of the music. Modern pop music is known to be exclusively diatonic in term of harmony, this has prompted the researcher to study and compose a new instrumental pop music to show that it is possible and acceptable to compose or arrange an instrumental pop music using not only diatonic and conventional harmony. This research focuses on the study of the harmonic techniques used by Joe Hisaishi in the film music he composed for Ghibli Studio’s animation films. The research utilises exploration research method, where the researcher randomly selected six original soundtracks (OST) composed by Joe Hisaishi for six animation films that produced in between 1986 and 2001, ready to be studied. The primary data is collected through participant observation by identifying and obtaining the sampled OST then transcribed into music scores consisting melody and harmony. Content analysis is carried out according to the harmonic echnique’s function(s), movement of bass line and the respective section where the harmonic technique is used in order to synthesise the main harmonic techniques used by Joe Hisaishi which later used in the final composition. The harmonic techniques that being focused on are the quartal chord, the cliché harmony, change of tonality in different section and different final chord used in the OST. Researcher has successfully composed a new instrumental pop music named “Ingin Kau Tahu” using quartal chord to create tension, as well as cliché harmony to harmonise the main melody, change of tonality in alternating section and ending with an tonic chord.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project report (BAA) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2018.
Uncontrolled Keywords: musicians play around, Joe Hisaishi, six animation films, harmonic technique’s, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Dan
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2020 05:25
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 05:25
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/28966

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