This is something that I’ve been working on for the past couple of weeks and I’m really excited to share it. I mentioned on my “About Me” page that I like arranging music. Normally I like to write arrangements using existing music, but on rare occasions I’ll compose original stuff. Recently I woke up with a couple of interesting jazz sounds going around in my head and I started composing the piece below. It wasn’t until I finished, though, that I realized that it sounds sort of like the theme music for a not-too-serious crime drama.
If you want, take a moment to listen to it. Go ahead–I’ll wait.
Doesn’t it? I was thinking the first 35 seconds might play over the opening titles and then the rest would play over the end credits. Admittedly, this mental association could be due in part to the fact that I’ve had the premise for a crime drama knocking around in my head for the past couple of days.
Let the record show that I did not fall off the turnip truck yesterday and I am fully aware that writers do not control the theme music in their shows. But for people who like to think in terms of music (this doesn’t necessarily include me as a rule), writing some experimental theme music for a writing project could potentially be helpful in expressing the central tone of the piece. I know I’m looking forward to writing my crime drama a lot more after hearing this music.
Are there any musical people reading this? Let me know what you think of this idea.