Disclaimer

This is a work-in-progress post, partly because it takes a fair amount of time to analyse each piece, which I have to fit in alongside work and developing indie games (and sleeping). As well as this I am always on the look out for more songs to add to this list, so if a listed piece hasn’t been analysed yet, be sure to check back later! Unfinished sections will be marked with a (?).

Introduction

An important differentiation, here, is that we are not looking to make genuine horror music. That is, jumpscares, eerie, scary, disturbing or tense soundscapes; we are looking to make the goofy, mischievous, cliché theremin-ridden type that bridges the gap between spooky and comical.

Styles

Standard

The Nightmare Before Christmas – This is Halloween

Technical Details

  • Tempo: 170 BPM (85 BPM Half-Time)
  • Time Signature: \overset{4}{4}
  • Key: C Minor – G Minor – A♭ Minor
  • Chord Sequence: (?)
Instrumentation
  • (?)

Ultimate Book of Spells – Main Theme

Technical Details

  • Tempo: 120 BPM
  • Time Signature: \overset{4}{4}
  • Key: (?)
  • Chord Sequence: (?)
Instrumentation

(?)