What I Learned from Walt Disney About Stories and Sound

I visited the Walt Disney Family Museum a few days ago and was INSPIRED!

Yes, he’s known for Disneyland, DisneyWorld, and amazing cartoons…These are all stories or experiences to help us learn something about ourselves, history or human nature.

And isn’t that what we try to do in L&D every day?

 

4 Key Points

Tempo means how fast or slow the music is played. This helps set the mood of a scene.

Tempo means how fast or slow the music is played.
This helps set the mood of a scene.

 

 

 

1. Tempo Tells a Story

 

Composers work with the artists to create music that enhances the mood of a scene.

Composers work with the artists to create music that enhances the mood of a scene.

 

 

2. Music Sets the Mood

 

 

 

A musical them, underscoring a character, adds depth and meaning to the character.

A musical theme, underscoring a character, adds depth and meaning to the character.

 

 

3. Themes Enlighten Characters

 

 

 

Songs are more than interludes; they can help tell the story.

Songs are more than interludes; they can help tell the story.

 

 

4. Words Set to Music Speak Volumes

 

 

 

For me, the takeaway was simple – sound and music are as integral to a story as the words and actors.

Here’s my proof – Name these movies:

About Tricia Ransom

Patricia Ransom: wife, daughter, friend. Learning, laughing, living. Chicago, Illinois, downstate. Townie, urbanite, traveller. Note: The opinions expressed on this blog belong solely to me and should not be assumed to reflect the opinions of any of my employers past, current, or future.
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One Response to What I Learned from Walt Disney About Stories and Sound

  1. In the Mouse House says:

    Great post!

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