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Using music with your Video

About Music in Video Generally

Music has become one of the most important elements in video and film. Music and content have related to each other since the creation of opera late in the 16th century and melodrama -- literally music (mélo, from the Greek) with drama -- in the 19th century. More recently, commercial video has associated light, bouncy music with sit-coms, game shows and talk shows, and heavy, ominous music with dramas, science fiction and horror shows and serious documentaries. This association is so pervasive that we don't even have to watch the screen to know what kind of show is on.

Music for Your Special Video