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Music Composers

A music composer is a musician whose music appears in a movie's score. Most movies have at least some original music written for the score, usually after the relevant parts of the movie have been filmed.

Job Tasks for: Composers
Creates original musical form or writes within circumscribed musical form, such as sonata, symphony, or opera.

Transcribes or records musical ideas into notes on scored music paper.

Develop a pattern of harmony, applying knowledge of music theory.

Synthesize ideas for melody of musical scores for choral group, or band.

Create a musical and tonal structure, applying elements of music theory, such as instrumental and vocal capabilities.

Determine a basic pattern of melody, applying knowledge of music theory.

Required Knowledge for: Composers
Fine Arts -- Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

Skills Required for: Composers
Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Abilities Required for: Composers
Hearing Sensitivity -- The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.

The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

Fluency of Ideas
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

Auditory Attention
The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.

Sound Localization
The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.

Written Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Written Comprehension
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Near Vision
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Job Activities for: Composers
Thinking Creatively -- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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