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The Spy Genre of Music – All things Secret Agent

It’s been a long time since I last posted. Sorry for the break – just needed to take care of a hundred things including a score for a short animated film for Pfizer’s Listerine brand. Yes – it’s a mini DVD that’s going to be included on a millions of product packages for Agent Cool Blue. With a name like that, of course it’s going to be an animated character super-hero.

And I got to play in a great area of music – the 50/60’s tv spy theme genre. Peter Gunn, Get Smart, Pink Panther, James Bond, Secret Agent Man, Batman, the Man with the Golden Arm and all those great jazzy classics. And after carefully researching my references – which I do on every project – it was revealed to me the secret black knowledge of the 1950’s/60’s movie/television composer.

There’s a very specific scale that everyone in this genre used. It’s like each theme is an inversion of the other. Anyway, you can hear a sneak peek at my theme here.

Kapow! Blam! Zowie! Zoinks!

Andrew Ingkavet is a composer with over 2 decades experience creating music for film, theater, advertising and new media.

By ingkavet

Andrew Ingkavet is an educator, author and entrepreneur.
His belief that learning a musical instrument builds skills vital to success in life has led to a thriving music school in Brooklyn, NY. Internationally, Andrew helps music teachers with the Musicolor Method, an online curriculum/training as well as a 5 star-rated book,The Game of Practice: with 53 Tips to Make Practice Fun. He is also founder of 300 Monks, a music licensing company.

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