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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON ANALYSIS

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Michelle Nguyen

on 25 May 2015

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Transcript of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON ANALYSIS

The film is about Scottish toned vikings, they're big, buff and tough, so the music must tell a lot about them! HOW?jfdf
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THE MAIN TITLE THEME
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HOW is THe MUSIC RELATEd
to the story line???
John Powell also uses instruments that are part of the Scottish culture like magpies and penny whistles.
Uses brass instruments and strong percussion giving a more strong and richer feel to how vikings 'should' be.
"I was certainly trying to get a bit more epic. I wanted size and depth and emotion and a feeling of the Nordic musical past." - JOHN POWELL
How to train you Dragon is about Scottish toned vikings, who are tough, big and buff. SO how does THE MUSIC IS SUPPOSE TO describe them?
start the video at 1.40
start video at 1. 25
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The song gradually intensifies. When they see each other face to face they both feel threatened.
ready the ships
getting ready for battle, creating a sinister atmosphere
test drive
uses the brass, percussion, violins, bagpipe
creates an isolated ancient feel. You know that the film is not going to be set in the 21st century but long before. How? The way the instrument is played.
this is berk
stop at 1. 47
THANK YOU!!!
JOHN POWELL HAS ALSO COMPOSED FOR OTHER
FILMS SUCH AS...
John Powell was born on September 18th 1963 (currently 51 years old).

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JOHN POWELL
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Instruments used: fiddle, bagpipes, dulcimer, penny whistle and harpsichord.

gets louder and faster, making berk sound like a place of danger and not like the typical villages or islands depicted in other films.

Instruments: Bells, harps, cello, violins, penny whistle and percussion
The mood changes from being threatened to being comfortable with one another. The use of the glockenspiel creates a happy atmosphere.
At a point, when the music descends and so do the characters in the film. It shares with us the experience and feeling of excitement when flying.
The bag pipe gives us the feel of Scottish culture expressed through the song.
Feels light.
The mood instantly changes when hiccup has an idea of how to stop them from harming the dragons.
very rich and strong sound

uses brass and heavy percussion
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