How To Make Your Songs Spooky For Halloween
In this list provided by Easy Ear Training, we learn several ways in which we can make our music sound more spooky, helping us give our tunes those dissonant qualities that we love most in our favorite horror tracks.
In our opinion, the most important aspect of creating a scary-sounding tune, let alone any good tune, is through the continual buildup and release of tension. A great example of this is by using notes outside of a given key signature, also known as accidentals.
When accidentals are used in a song, it creates the feeling that something sounds wrong. If you listen to popular horror film soundtracks, you will notice that this technique is used quite often.