1. Markrs

    Disney music theory blog

    A new discovery for me is Disney Music Theory Blog by Dr Samantha Zerin. There is lots of interesting stuff on there for those interested in Disney songs (not really my thing, but still fascinating to read up on). https://www.disneymusictheory.com/ Also a Facebook group...
  2. ChrisSiuMusic

    Debut Album 'Freedom' - Singles + Full Release!

    Hi friends, I'm very proud to share my lead single 'Spark' from my debut album 'Freedom'. Inspired by Pixar's Soul, this song tells the story of someone who is feeling lost and overwhelmed, but can be comforted knowing that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and that hope is never lost...
  3. ChrisSiuMusic

    Disney Style Orchestration - Livestream!

    Hey everyone, I just wrapped up a livestream on Disney style orchestration on my YouTube channel! So much fun!! Feel free to check it out here, all timestamps included! Thanks.
  4. ChrisSiuMusic

    How to Write Beautiful Intros!

    Hey friends! In today's video, let's discuss the importance of the first impression, and how to take your listener on a journey right from the onset of your piece. Enjoy!
  5. Jonas.Ingebretsen

    Let me go - Disney inspired music (w. Vocals) - Feedback appreciated

    Hello! I'm working on my next song. It's not mastered yet and there's some noticeable clipping. This is the first minute of the track. If you have any comments, critique, or such as; please leave a comment here. Thank you! :)
  6. ChrisSiuMusic

    Songwriting For Animation - Write Memorable Songs! Available now until August 7th!

    Hey friends, I'm so proud to share with you that my newest online course Songwriting for Animation is now available! This course will take you into the world of the classic Disney hits, such as Beauty and the Beast, A Whole New World, Part of Your World, etc, and help you to elevate your...
  7. ChrisSiuMusic

    Something that's been on my mind.

    I don't have hundreds of songs and tracks licensed for TV, movies, or games. Heck, I don't even have a single major placement. However, I'm blessed to be able to write the music I truly enjoy writing, and help others with their musical endeavours in any capacity. I grew up listening to Disney...
  8. ChrisSiuMusic

    My Favourite Way to Modulate - The Minor 3rd!

    Modulation is a big topic. You can really move to any key you'd like - but what are some common options? Let me share with you one of my favourites. Enjoy!
  9. ChrisSiuMusic

    The Secondary Dominant - A Secret Weapon!

    Hey friends! For those who may not know, what is the secondary dominant? How does it add lovely colours to your chord progressions? Let's talk about it in today's video! :)
  10. ChrisSiuMusic

    Writing a Disney style piece from start to finish!

    Hey everyone! I'm so excited to share this video with you, where we'll go behind the scenes of how I composed my piece 'Tranquility', and show you every musical idea that comes to mind as I compose. Please enjoy, and let me know if you have any thoughts or questions!
  11. ChrisSiuMusic

    The Music of Disney: Alan Menken

    Hi friends! I'm beyond excited to share that my newest (and biggest) video has been released on my YouTube channel! Covering some of my favourite Alan Menken/Disney songs, we do an analysis of the melodic, harmonic, structural, and orchestration elements, and see what goes on behind the music...
  12. ChrisSiuMusic

    Inside The Score - Tranquility (Theory, Orchestration, Mixing)

    Hi friends! I’m so excited today to begin a new iteration of my breakdown series, broken down into 3 parts (music theory and composition, orchestration, and mixing). We’ll be taking a look into my newest Disney-style piece Tranquility. Today’s video is the 1st part, where we’ll explore the...
  13. ChrisSiuMusic

    Tranquility (Emotional Disney, Cinematic Orchestral)

    Hello friends! I wanted to share a brand new piece with you, entitled 'Tranquility'. Defined as 'a state of peace and quiet', and inspired by John Williams' 'Luke and Leia's Theme', I hope you feel a sense of stillness and calm during these uncertain times. There is also some passion and emotion...
  14. ChrisSiuMusic

    The Magical Soundtrack of Super Mario Galaxy - Explored

    Hey everyone! In today's video, I'm so excited to share a deep dive into one of my favourite soundtracks. We'll explore the music theory & orchestration behind 7 of these pieces, and I really hope you enjoy. Please let me know your thoughts! :)
  15. gwscores

    The Main Street Stride [Ragtime Band]

    I have a dream to write music for the Disney Parks. So, in keeping with the theme of my “quarantine creations,” I decided to write a little music paying homage to the sounds of “Main Street U.S.A.” The result - an original barbershop quartet arrangement and a piece for ragtime ensemble. Enjoy...
  16. ChrisSiuMusic

    Mixing Orchestral Music Live! My Personal Approach

    Hi friends! In the start of this new series, I'm so excited to take you through a live mixing demonstration of my newest piece 'Path to Freedom'. In this first part, we'll explore taking our tracks and organizing them in a simple and clean way. Please enjoy! Every subsequent part will be...
  17. gwscores

    The Age of Flight | Theme Park Music

    Quarantine has me making some crazy stuff..... My dream is to write music for theme parks. This piece of music is inspired by all the classic '90s / '00s Disney ride soundtracks I grew up on; specifically from Tomorrowland and Epcot. I figured I'd make a whole immersive experience so it wasn't...
  18. ChrisSiuMusic

    Path to Freedom (Official Audio)

    A Disney-inspired orchestral piece to lift your spirits during this time of Covid-19. Enjoy!
  19. ChrisSiuMusic

    How To Write a Classic Disney-Style Song Intro

    Hey all! In today's video, let's explore a fun topic: writing a Disney-style song intro! Using secondary dominants and exploring the circle of 5ths, how can we pull this off? Enjoy :)
  20. ChrisSiuMusic

    How I Created an Orchestral Arrangement for Tina Guo

    Hi friends! Today I wanted to share how I arranged an original composition for Tina Guo for full orchestra. Please enjoy!
  21. ChrisSiuMusic

    Coming This Thursday...

  22. beyd770

    John Williams' new score for Disney's Star Wars theme parks!

    https://ew.com/movies/2018/11/17/john-williams-new-music-disney-star-wars-theme-parks/?fbclid=IwAR0m06j-mNe_UGAgbvGzrMpdYjrfKcrZ_tHjdGfVlgPBHC6lc7SUJGoZGa8 Legendary composer John Williams will provide an original score that visitors will hear within the attractions of the Star Wars-themed land...
  23. ChrisSiuMusic

    Mixing: A New Beginning (Disney, Super Mario Galaxy Style)

    Hey composers!! In this final episode of the mini-series, I discuss how I mixed and processed 'A New Beginning'. I'm so happy to be able to share my process with you. Please enjoy!
  24. ChrisSiuMusic

    Breakdown of a Disney/Adventure Score: Orchestration and Arrangement

    Happy Sunday music makers! Please enjoy the second part of this mini series, discussing the arrangement and orchestration of my original ‘A New Beginning’. I’d love to know what you think!
  25. ChrisSiuMusic

    Breakdown of a Disney/Adventure Score: Musical Elements

    Hey friends! If you've ever wondered what goes behind the music in a Disney/Fantasy style track, I've made a video dissecting exactly that: the chord structures, melodic contours, and overall theory behind an original score in this style. I hope you enjoy!
  26. ChrisSiuMusic

    A New Beginning (Disney, Super Mario Galaxy Style)

    Hi all, This is my newest piece, "A New Beginning". As a recent piano performance graduate, this piece represents the next chapter in life, and all that lies ahead. I hope you enjoy :)
  27. javarnayu

    Saved - Inspired by Alan Menken

    A track that I composed and dedicated to my wife, inspired by Alan Menken's musicals. The singer is Kenneth Élan and all the instruments are from HS. Thank you very much for listening
  28. ChrisSiuMusic

    Disney Intro Rescore

    Hope you enjoy! Libraries used: Strings: Berlin Strings and CSS Winds: Berlin Woodwinds Brass: Berlin Brass and CineBrass Perc: CinePerc Harp: CineHarps
  29. ChrisSiuMusic

    Determination - A Track in the Style of Disney

    Hi all, I'd like to share my newest track with you: Determination. I hope it will inspire you, and make you feel fulfilled by the end. I will be doing a walkthrough and breakdown of the track next week, so feel free to subscribe! Thank you :)
  30. JonAdamich

    A Magical Journey (Fantasy Adventure)

    Here is a little Disney-esque piece I put together. All with spitfire orchestral bundle, minus some light 8dio choir. Hope you enjoy it! \
  31. Karma

    Disney/Fairytale Wedding Piece

    To give a little background behind this piece... my brother recently got engaged and a few people around me suggested that I compose a piece for his wedding day. His fiance is a big Disney fan so I decided to try and aim for something along those lines. Lots of inspiration taken from...
  32. N

    Walt Disney logo mock up

    Hey guys! I know it's been a while, but I did another mock up. Please check it out and comment. Thank you! Walt Disney logo mock up (1990-2006)
  33. FredericBernard

    My Re-score Projects for a few Animated Films

    Hey guys, I did a bunch of re-score projects, means I've replaced the original music of the specific films with mine. The music I've used is a mix of tracks that I had recorded with a studio orchestra in Hungary, while other tracks were produced solely with my sequencer. -Ardman's Arthur...
  34. Jorgakis

    Happy, Cheesy Disney Music

    Hello, My attempt on writing something rather happy. Hope you enjoy! Jorgo
  35. markd

    Lindsay Meredith - cinematic vocalist available

    I thought I would post this to let you all know about my friend Lindsay Meredith. She's an amazing vocalist, lyricist, songwriter and great to work with. But more importantly for most of you here, she's got that "cinematic" sound and style, especially for Disney-style tracks. She's also great at...
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