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Celebrating the music and sound of Star Wars 5 cinematic minutes at a time!

Star Wars Music Minute Chrysanthe Tan

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Celebrating the music and sound of Star Wars 5 cinematic minutes at a time!

    Solo 18: Powered By Thirds (Minutes 86-90 with Jeremy Sawruk)

    Solo 18: Powered By Thirds (Minutes 86-90 with Jeremy Sawruk)

    Discussion Guide:
    00:00 - Hello there! 07:17 - Listening to the beginning of these minutes and comparing them to A New Hope. 14:35 - Thirds, avoidance of chordal resolution 17:08 - Does this chord progression sound inevitable? Deceptive cadences. Search: "chromatic mediants composition secrets." 22:40 - How L3's theme is building tension. 27:37 - John Powell glue, "Corellia Chase," adding momentum by raising the bottom note. 31:05 - The parameters that composers can tweak to raise intensity: louder, faster, add instruments, make notes go higher, etc. 33:17 - Approaching a local climax. 39:02 - Octatonicity. Search: "octatonic scale composer secrets" 43:42 - Good. 52:23 - All of the thirds, Rebel Fanfare. 54:43 - Lasting legacy of the TIE Fighter Attack motif/Here They Come. Propulsive, asymmetric rhythm. Search: "composer rhythm secrets." 58:41 - Asteroid Field! 1:12:03 - Han and Chewie's diatonic theme sticks out in contrast to the highly chromatic Asteroid Field. 1:16:21 - Brief violin demonstration to show an example of idiomatic string writing. 1:26:11 - Is the brass out of tune in the Main Theme? 1:32:26 - Is the rhythm imitating Han's voice in this spot? 1:37:42 - Nearing the end of the minutes, fast octatonic/chromatic string lines. 1:41:33 - Chromatic mediants built into the octatonic scale. 1:46:45 - Jeremy's final thoughts and memories of seeing Solo for the first time. 1:52:16 - It takes two to tango, right? 1:57:25 - SWMM Questionnaire Things Referenced:
    Music Theory - Chromatic Mediants in 7 Minutes! (Guy Michelmore): https://youtu.be/EIvV77tLK9c Secrets Of FILM MUSIC Composers: Chromatic Mediants Made Easy (MusicTheoryForGuitar): https://youtu.be/Vlys5drfG_o Why Top Composers Use Chromatic Mediant Modulations (Rick Beato): https://youtu.be/dhXL3q7e-xc When Chords Won't Share (12tone video about chromatic mediants): https://youtu.be/BuQrGxyTeok Pieces Of Eight: Mysteries Of The Octatonic Scale (12tone): https://youtu.be/3aLBij3ycas Star Tours ride music (Disneyland): https://youtu.be/wBhm8VuZodw Music From the Star Wars Saga Deluxe Score (John Williams Signature Edition Orchestra): https://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=4491067 Jeremy Sawruk's previous SWMM episode: ANH 16: Orchestration Wars (Minutes 76-80) - https://youtu.be/1owmn96ALVY All Access: John Powell - Episode 2 (Film.Music.Media) - https://youtu.be/7k7CivccTVg Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars (by Frank Lehman): https://franklehman.com/starwars/. Musical Themes:
    14) Imperial Cruiser Pursuit 29) Attacking A Star Destroyer 1. Young Han Solo (Heroic, comp. JW) 2. Rebel Fanfare 8. L3-37 8. TIE Fighter Attack 6. Han & Chewie 26) Asteroid Field Main Theme 27) Asteroid Field Subsidiary Motif 102) Whirling Octatonicism Where are we in the soundtrack(s)?:
    "Reminiscence Therapy" "Kessel Run in Less Than 12 Parsecs (5M32-33A-B-C)" STAR WARS MUSIC MINUTE QUESTIONNAIRE:
    1. In exactly 3 words, what does Star Wars sound like?
    New answer: Big octatonic brass Previous answer: Opera without words 2. What's something related to Star Wars music or sound that you want to learn more about?
    New answer: The score for Obi-Wan Kenobi. Previous answer: Musical / orchestrational “filler” and sound effects/foley 3. What's a score or soundtrack you're fond of besides anything Star Wars?
    New answer: Star Trek by Jerry Goldsmith, Wall-E by Thomas Newman Previous answers: North by Northwest by Bernard Herrmann, Loki by Natalie Holt, Catch Me If You Can by John Williams Guest: Jeremy Sawruk
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/composer314 ------------------
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    Buy Me a Coffee: https://buymeacoffee.com/starwarsmusmin Spotify: https://smarturl.it/swmm-spotify Apple Podcasts: https://smarturl.it/swmm-

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Solo 17: Adagio for L3 (Minutes 81-85 with Lacey Gilleran)

    Solo 17: Adagio for L3 (Minutes 81-85 with Lacey Gilleran)

    Lacey Gilleran from Resistance Broadcast is here to talk about the music in Solo minutes 81-85! We discuss the tragic scoring of L3's death, the gravitational pull of pedal points, musical depth of field, and, of course, #MakeSolo2Happen.
    Discussion Guide:
    00:00 - Hello there! 00:54 - MakeSolo2Happen 09:50 - Swashbuckling adventures. 15:53 - Young Han Solo's Searching theme, ascending 21:40 - Music as a strong guiding hand. 24:44 - Gravitational pull of the pedal point, Lando's denial, stratospheric strings. 34:19 - Sound mixing when Lando is in the shock-grief bubble. 38:42 - Is this a reference to Han and Leia? 52:12 - One of Lacey's favorite shots in Star Wars. 59:39 - Things sound different on the Falcon because of the room change. 1:02:31 - Rebel Fanfare offers heroic glimpses into the future while the Young Han Heroic theme represents Han settling back into himself for now. 1:04:42 - Listening to L3's death, tragic strings, solo trumpet like military funerals. 1:13:20 - How the Solo novelization depicts L3's death (including from her POV)... 1:22:19 - SWMM Questionnaire 1:30:49 - Goodbye and where to find Lacey Gilleran and Resistance Broadcast. Things to Check Out:
    Resistance Broadcast's interview with John Powell: https://youtu.be/Ujm6aLuN7yQ "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber (Detroit Symphony Orchestra) - https://youtu.be/N3MHeNt6Yjs Han Solo and the Princess reference in Solo? https://twitter.com/StarWarsMusMin/status/1521286245162254337 "Han Solo and the Princess" from The Empire Strikes Back (John Williams) - https://youtu.be/zIQLjKJ2Yto Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars (by Frank Lehman): https://franklehman.com/starwars/. Musical Themes:
    1. Young Han Solo (Heroic, comp. JW) 9. Fakery 8. L3-37 2a. Young Han Solo (Searching, comp. JW) 5. The Gang Brief reference to Han & Leia (B Section)? 2. Rebel Fanfare 5. Death Star Where are we in the soundtrack(s)?:
    Most of "Break Out" "Extra Deluxe Mine Mission (4M30B-5M30C-31)" Very beginning of "Reminiscence Therapy" and["Kessel Run in Less Than 12 Parsecs (5M32-33A-B-C)" ---------------
    STAR WARS MUSIC MINUTE QUESTIONNAIRE:
    1. In exactly 3 words, what does Star Wars sound like?
    Emotional. Sweeping. Adventure. 2. What's something related to Star Wars music or sound that you want to learn more about?
    How do composers figure out what a character sounds like? Ex: How did John Williams decide what Rey and Yoda sounded like? 3. What's a score or soundtrack you're fond of besides anything Star Wars?
    Howl's Moving Castle (composed by Joe Hisaishi), Pirates of the Caribbean (composed by Klaus Badelt and produced by Hans Zimmer), Pride and Prejudice (composed by Dario Marianelli), Coco (composed by Michael Giacchino with original songs by various artists), Tron: Legacy (composed by Daft Punk). ---------------
    Guest: Lacey Gilleran
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/laceygilleran Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laceygilleran/ Resistance Broadcast linktree: https://linktr.ee/resistancebroadcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/starwarsnewsnetvideos Resistance Broadcast on Star Wars News Net: https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/category/podcast ------------------
    If you enjoyed this episode and want to show extra appreciation, feel free to buy me a coffee and shout out the guest! https://buymeacoffee.com/starwarsmusmin
    If you want to support the show, consider becoming a patron!  https://patreon.com/chrysanthetan
    Leave a voice message, and I might play it on the show...   https://starwarsmusicminute.com/comlink
    Where else to find SWMM:
    Spotify: https://smarturl.it/swmm-spotify Apple Podcasts: https://smarturl.it/swmm-apple YouTube: https://youtube.com/starwarsmusicminute TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@starwarsmusicminute? Twitter: https://twitter.com/StarWarsMusMin Instagram: https://instagram.com/starwarsmusicminute Email: podcast@starwarsmusicminute.com

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Solo 16: Contrapuntal Droid Rebellion (Minutes 76-80 with Riley Silverman)

    Solo 16: Contrapuntal Droid Rebellion (Minutes 76-80 with Riley Silverman)

    L3 starts a revolution, Han moves coaxium containers, and the (perky, contrapuntal) music is the Force that binds us all together. Also worth considering: Is L3 a big ol' boom box? Newly minted Star Wars writer Riley Silverman is back on the show to discuss Solo Minutes 76-80 of Solo!
    Discussion Guide:
    00:00 - Hello there! 04:45 - Riley's theory of droids in Star Wars 11:06 - Didactic & diegetic 14:35 - "Mine Mission" counterpoint 29:33 - Oasis of friendship, then back to the mission 36:36 - How music scales with size and scope. 45:50 - Tense action cue while Han moves the canisters. 48:11 - Coaxium music - dangerous, delicate, destiny? 56:21 - Solo interconnectivity, Solo criticism, Kathleen Kennedy, misguided Alden Ehrenreich blame. 1:03:58 - I love old characters. 1:14:42 - Screw the mine mission! My buddy's back! 1:19:47 - L3 is focused on her revolutionary ideals, but her revolution begins as an afterthought. 1:22:37 - Listener question: Do droids listen to music? 1:27:25 - Are droids capable of music composition? Playing instruments? Tangent about AI, art, and creativity. 1:39:52 - SWMM Questionnaire Things Mentioned:
    ANH 5: Hologram Opera (with Aiden Feltkamp) - https://youtu.be/MCzKs1MjefE Counterpoint is the relationship between two or more musical lines (or voices) which are harmonically interdependent yet independent in rhythm and melodic contour. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counterpoint Imitation is the repetition of a melody in a polyphonic texture shortly after its first appearance in a different voice. The melody may vary through transposition, inversion, or otherwise, but retain its original character. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imitation_(music) Invention: a short composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) in two-part counterpoint. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invention_(musical_composition) Bach - Invention No. 1 in C Major with sheet music - https://youtu.be/R4IzqJtD4dM "One Day More" from Les Miserables - https://youtu.be/4TbQfgfzvoE Well-Tempered Clavier (J.S. Bach), Book 1, Kimiko Ishizaka, piano - https://youtu.be/nPHIZw7HZq4 Beethoven X: The AI Project - https://www.beethovenx-ai.com/ (Review) The Intelligence of Bodies: The philosophical and musical failings of “Beethoven X: The AI Project” - https://van-magazine.com/mag/jan-swafford-beethoven-x/ Evolution of Star Trek Series Music Theme (1966-2020) | VioDance - https://youtu.be/h8MkYdtU61Y bookshop.org Themes:
    8. L3-37 1. Young Han Solo (Heroic, comp. JW) 5. The Gang 6. Han & Chewie Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars (by Frank Lehman): https://franklehman.com/starwars/. Where are we in the soundtrack(s)?:
    "Mine Mission" "Break Out" "Extra Deluxe Mine Mission (4M30B-5M30C-31)" ---------------
    STAR WARS MUSIC MINUTE QUESTIONNAIRE:
    1. In exactly 3 words, what does Star Wars sound like?
    New answer: Epic space magic. Previous answer: Epic space magic. 2. What's something related to Star Wars music or sound that you want to learn more about?
    New answer: How many different screams are there? (like the Wilhelm scream) Previous answer: How do people go about designing music for a scene or character in the first place? Writers start with a blank page and somehow use words to convey scenes; what is the musical/sound version of that process like? 3. What's a score or soundtrack you're fond of besides anything Star Wars?
    New answer: Gentlemen Jack (composed by Murray Gold), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (composed by Danny Elfman) Previous answer: Doctor Who, which has gone through dozens of composers over the decades. The original theme was composed by Ron Grainer and realized by Delia Derbyshire. Murray Gold was the composer from 2005 to 2017. ---------------
    Guest: Riley Silverman
    Star Wars: Exploring Tatooine: An Illustrated Guide (coming August 2022 -- preorder now, if you're seeing this before then!) https://www.rileysilverman.com/books Twitter: https://twitter.com/rileyjsilverman I

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Solo 15: Do You Like It? (Minutes 71-75 with Christina Ward)

    Solo 15: Do You Like It? (Minutes 71-75 with Christina Ward)

    Composer Christina Ward joins Xanthe for a detailed listen and analysis of minutes 71-75 of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which starts with the crew landing on Kessel and ends with L3 liberating a droid.
    TIMESTAMPS:
    00:00 - Hello there! 05:39 - All roads lead back to the Empire. 11:15 - Where the music abruptly changes, Baroque vibes, Enigma Variations, Britten, large interval leaps, unified instrument sections 22:02 - Qi'ra and the gang walk out to greet the Pykes. Music leaves space for dialogue. 24:53 - Jaws-esque half steps. 27:49 - Sparkly Main Theme for chance cubes shot. 29:30 - Rooting (but not rooting) for Han and Qi'ra. 33:48 - Buildup before they break their disguises. Contrary motion. 42:38 - The droid that steals the show! 47:35 - Composers conveying instructions to performers. How would we notate this droid sound? 55:02 - Humor, Qi'ra, "murder complete." 1:00:35 - The beginning of "Mine Mission" is curious, hopeful. 1:07:48 - Listeners with good droid ears, what do you think the droid is saying? 1:08:40 - Liberation, liberation, liberation, liberation! 1:10:45 - Final thoughts about minutes 71-75 of Solo. 1:14:49 - SWMM Questionnaire Things to Check Out:
    Benjamin Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra | Saraste | WDR Symphony Orchestra - https://youtu.be/4vbvhU22uAM Elgar: Enigma Variations / Boian Videnoff - Mannheimer Philharmoniker - https://youtu.be/6bkCEKD_Hhg Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars (by Frank Lehman): https://franklehman.com/starwars/. Musical Themes:
    5. The Gang 9. Fakery 1a. Main Theme (A Section) 1. Young Han Solo (Heroic, comp. JW) 8. L3-37 Where are we in the soundtrack?:
    "Oksana Floren, yadda yadda yadda (4M30A)" - pretty much the whole track "Mine Mission" - first 40 seconds "Extra Deluxe Mine Mission (4M30B-5M30C-31)" ---------------
    STAR WARS MUSIC MINUTE QUESTIONNAIRE:
    1. In exactly 3 words, what does Star Wars sound like?
    Heartfelt. Direct. Dramatic. 2. What's something related to Star Wars music or sound that you want to learn more about?
    What are the thematic relationships that tie the dark side with Imperialism, musically speaking? Similarly, what musical relationships tie the light side with rebellion and goodness? 3. What's a score or soundtrack you're fond of besides anything Star Wars?
    Dune (music composed by Hans Zimmer, sound team led by Mark Mangini and Theo Green) ---------------
    Guest: Christina Ward
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xtnaaastina/ Kyvi the Water Nymph: https://www.instagram.com/kyvi_waternymph/ ------------------
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Solo 14: Romance Roller Coaster (Minutes 66-70 with Crystal Beth)

    Solo 14: Romance Roller Coaster (Minutes 66-70 with Crystal Beth)

    "Lando's Closet" is the horniest cue on the Solo soundtrack, Y/N? Crystal Beth joins me today for a discussion about minutes 66-70 of Solo: A Star Wars Story!
    Discussion Guide:
    00:00 - Hello there! 02:32 - Cue naming conventions. 10:02 - Secrets theme 6x buildup. 12:43 - Horniness of this cue. Roller coaster. 14:38 - Narrating the roller coaster of the full cue. 17:16 - Buzzkill version in the film. 22:25 - Wanting to be sold on Han + Qi'ra's passion. Why this scene perhaps doesn't feel "true." 25:34 - Why it's harder to talk about music than other aspects of film. 32:02 - Xanthe's mic goes AWOL... back at 32:18. 39:07 - Thoughts about musical fan service, appreciating the Easter eggs 42:54 - Too soon for a Han movie? Desensitization. 50:08 - Fav Star Wars books? 53:30 - Comedian's perspective on L3-37 vs. K2SO vs. Peli Motto vs. Poe. Dryness, grounded-ness, casualness, improvisation. 59:15 - Crew of Solos? 1:02:01 - The "business" of a scene (in relation to L3 and Qi'ra's private chat). 1:12:15 - Rundown of musical themes and soundtrack titles from these minutes. 1:13:26 - SWMM Questionnaire Things to Check Out:
    A Brief History of Cue Numbering: http://musicbehindthescreen.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-brief-history-of-cue-numbering.html "Lando's Closet" from Solo: A Star Wars Story (John Powell): https://youtu.be/wummwZCt5s0 Angels in the Outfield - Ranch Wilder fired: https://youtu.be/tsiAhizVOKs Chrysanthe on Star Wars Minute mentioning that they are NOT a fan of the L3 stuff: https://youtu.be/ybX1EzzP7S4 Crystal Beth on Star Wars Minute mentioning that she IS a fan of the L3 stuff: https://youtu.be/hiSYhmUetU0 Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars (by Frank Lehman): https://franklehman.com/starwars/. Themes:
    4. Han & Q'ira 3. Secrets 2. Rebel Fanfare 1. Young Han Solo (Heroic, comp. JW) Where are we in the soundtrack(s)?:
    "Lando's Closet" or "Lando's Closet (4M28)" "Trust No One (4M29)" This also shows up in the Shazam test: "Super Extra Deluxe End Credits Suite (7MEC)" ---------------
    STAR WARS MUSIC MINUTE QUESTIONNAIRE:
    1. In exactly 3 words, what does Star Wars sound like?
    Home. Excited. Adventure. 2. What's something related to Star Wars music or sound that you want to learn more about?
    All of it. Everything. 3. What's a score or soundtrack you're fond of besides anything Star Wars?
    Contact (composed by Alan Silvestri) ---------------
    Guest: Crystal Beth
    Website: https://thecrystalbeth.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheCrystalBeth Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecrystalbeth/ The Fifth Eleminute podcast: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/pn3tj-4aa52/The-Fifth-Eleminute-Podcast ------------------
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Solo 13: Millennium Pop Anthem (Minutes 61-65 with Dan Golding)

    Solo 13: Millennium Pop Anthem (Minutes 61-65 with Dan Golding)

    Dan Golding is back, and ahhh OKAY, we need to talk about the fact that Luke's theme plays like a pop anthem when Han lays eyes on the Millennium Falcon (!!!) In this episode, we examine the musical devices that contribute to that epic reveal, discuss John Powell's internal logic, evaluate Powell's underscore, talk about nostalgia in the Star Wars franchise, and more. Turns out there are lots of great conversation starters in minutes 61-65 of Solo: A Star Wars Story!
    Discussion Guide:
    00:00 - Hello there! 03:56 - Listening to the beginning of the minutes. 09:43 - Do various Solo themes all kinda sound the same? 17:36 - Harry Potter + Nightmare Before Christmas vibes when they're walking up to the Millennium Falcon. 24:43 - Listening to the Millennium Falcon reveal moment. 25:38 - Luke's theme (the Star Wars Main Theme), John Powell's internal logic in using it, reminiscence therapy. 31:50 - Pop chords, The Rise of Skywalker trailer. 38:12 - The Solo trailer. 41:26 - Anthemic Main Theme. Augmented melody, metrical shift that emphasizes strong beats, simple harmony, suspensions, violin tremolo upper pedal point, choir "ahhh"... it's full bore! 45:16 - Dan's out-of-the-box personal choir, ongoing debate in film music re: mixing real instruments in a way that purposely makes them sound like digital instruments. 55:45 - Effortless weaving of themes. 57:47 - Enfys Nest briefly shows up, percussive 3-note pattern, hear me out: Shostakovich String Quartet No.8 Mvt. 4? 1:09:55 - Thumbs up to John Powell's underscoring. 1:15:07 - Donald Glover's vocal performance. 1:21:43 - Does the Millennium Falcon deserve its own theme? Discussion about leitmotif-based film scoring, how it's not always necessary. 1:35:40 - How media can cheat death, memorializing characters, nostalgia, Kodak's (unpublished) Death Campaign of 1932. 1:42:10 - SWMM Questionnaire 1:44:48 - Laying down the gauntlet for Frank Lehman :) Things Mentioned + Things to Check Out:
    fugue (music term): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugue Dan Golding's previous SWMM appearance was for ANH 18: The Swashbucklers - https://youtu.be/5xFFLXruO0Y "What's This" from The Nightmare Before Christmas (by Danny Elfman) - https://youtu.be/yd8t1f1U2xs 4 Chords | Music Videos | The Axis Of Awesome - https://youtu.be/oOlDewpCfZQ Twenty Thousand Hertz episode that talks about the "four chords" - https://www.20k.org/episodes/progressionobsession Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Final Trailer - https://youtu.be/8Qn_spdM5Zg Lady Gaga - Alejandro - https://youtu.be/06MV87zoZaY "Test Drive" from How To Train Your Dragon (by John Powell) - https://youtu.be/IpPIK4T068s Solo: A Star Wars Story Official Trailer - https://youtu.be/jPEYpryMp2s Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: IV. Largo (St. Lawrence String Quartet) - https://youtu.be/QN6YUEawmJo How the music score for the 1978 feature film Watership Down came together - http://www.angelamorley.com/site/watercues.htm Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars (by Frank Lehman): https://franklehman.com/starwars/. Musical Themes:
    1a. Main Theme (A Section) 5. The Gang 7a. Enfys Nest 1 2b. Young Han Solo (Searching Variant, comp. JW) 1. Young Han Solo (Heroic, comp. JW) 8. L3-37 2a. Young Han Solo (Searching, comp. JW) Where are we in the soundtrack(s)?:
    "L3 & Millennium Falcon" or "L3 & Millennium Falcon (3M26)" - whole thing "Family Stories (4M27)" - whole thing ---------------
    STAR WARS MUSIC MINUTE QUESTIONNAIRE:
    1. In exactly 3 words, what does Star Wars sound like?
    Nimble orchestral nostalgia. Previous answer: Mythic orchestral memory 2. What's something related to Star Wars music or sound that you want to learn more about?
    What will Natalie Holt's soundtrack for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series sound like? (this episode was recorded prior to the Kenobi premiere) Previous answer: Given all the new directions that various Star Wars scores have gone since John Williams was at the helm (ex. Solo: A Star Wars

    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

Welsh Dragon 1977 ,

Best Podcast in the Galaxy

This is my favorite podcast! Xanthe’s passion for music and Star Wars is awe-inspiring (so is her musical talent!). Every podcast is a fascinating, fun, and intelligent analysis of the music of Star Wars.

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Amazing

I don’t know a thing about music, but have always loved the big themes of Star Wars. This show has helped me to recognize and appreciate elements that I wasn’t even picking up on. I can’t wait to see what I learn as this show covers the rest of the saga.

Jon Solomon ,

Compelling and illuminating!

Chrysanthe Tan's podcast has helped me better understand the use of music and themes in cinema beyond simply the Star Wars universe. Informative without being too complex or dry for those (like me) who can't read music quickly, it is a compelling and illuminating weekly listen! Hope they'll do other films after The Last Jedi.

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