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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Music Composers
  • Music Producers
  • Songwriters

What you’ll learn: 

  • Best guidelines, practical tips and tricks on sad music composition
  • The sounds and elements of sad music
  • The playing styles and variation of sad music


  • You need a DAW (Music Production Software)
  • You need to have sounds and plugins for sad music
  • You should already have some music composition experience

Do you want to make sad music? Meaning music which you can describe with keywords like: emotional, sad, tragic, depressing, and so on.

Your Adventure in Sad Music

Hello, my name is Mike, and I am a music composer. Just. Like. You. And in this course, you are going to learn my best guidelines, tips and secrets on how to compose sad music.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn the guidelines and secrets of sad music
  • Master the sounds and colors of sad music
  • Get practical live examples of sad music

Are you ready to start your journey now? Are you excited to learn the secrets of how to compose sad music, and to craft and shape your emotional story curve in your music compositions? Then take action! Take this course, and begin your learning adventure in sad music composition, right now!

The Styles of Sad Music

Music is a great and complex language, which means that for every genre and style, there are lots of variations. And sad music is not an exception. There are different types and levels of sadness you can create and shape with your music. Let me give you some examples:

  1. Depressing Sadness
    This style of sad music is like ‘Feeling Lost in Darkness’. Basically feeling extremely down and depressed, like there is no hope, and everything is just bad. A good example of this style is Mad World by Gary Jules
  2. Mellow Sadness
    This style of sad music is also feeling down, but not as deeply as ‘depressed sadness’. More like having ‘one of those days’ where everything seems to be grey and boring, and perhaps lonely. A good example of this style is The Departure by Max Richter.
  3. Tragedy Sadness
    This style of sad music is the most strong type of sadness. The type that makes your heart ache, and your tears flow. Like a loss of a loved one, or simply a sense of complete misery. A good example of this style is The Main Theme from Schindlers’ List.
  4. Hopeful Sadness
    This style of sad music is like a feeling of hope in the dark. Like things are bad right now, but you sense a shimmer of hope. A good example of this style is Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley.
  5. Beautiful Sadness
    This style of sad music is very emotional, and with a sad tone, but your tears are created from the sense of sheer beauty, not sorrow. It is based on a very strong and intense beautiful and sad tone. A good example of this style is the build-up and transition ending of One Day from Pirates of the Caribbean.

As a music composer, you have the amazing power to create the overall mood of your music, and shape the colors of it with harmony, expression, instrumentation, playing styles, and so much more. You are going to learn all of these ways during this course, so let’s continue your learning journey right now!

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to compose sad music.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - The Foundations Of Sad Music
Welcome To Your Adventure In Sad Music 00:00:00
Learn The Styles Of Sad Music 00:00:00
Sad Music – Track Breakdown 00:00:00
Section 2 - The Guidelines Of Sad Music
Minor Harmonic Language 00:00:00
Slow Tempo 00:00:00
Let Your Music Breathe 00:00:00
Use Emotional Instruments 00:00:00
Focus On Softer Sounds 00:00:00
Add Expressive Articulations 00:00:00
Play In The Lower Dynamic Range 00:00:00
Add Loneliness In Your Arrangement 00:00:00
Go Louder And Higher For More Intense Emotion 00:00:00
Take Advantage Of Expressive Motion 00:00:00
Section 3 - Sad Music Analysis
Sad Music – Examples And Analysis 00:00:00
Main Theme From Schindler’s List 00:00:00
The Departure By Max Richter 00:00:00
One Day From Pirates Of The Caribbean 00:00:00
Hallelujah By Jeff Buckley 00:00:00
Mad World By Gary Jules 00:00:00
Section 4 - Final Module
Congratulations – Now Create Sad Music 00:00:00
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