I began this assignment (worth 3 stars), with one thing in mind: to make the Game of thrones theme even more epic than it already is. How would I do this? By making the it go even slower!
So why choose a theme to a series known for it’s violent tendencies, and controversial scenes all wrapped in one? Because it’s iconic. No, I’m not saying this because I happen to love the series, I’m saying this because theme songs for any TV show are probably the most recognizable thing connected to it. If I ask you about let’s say FRIENDS, what is one of the fisrt things that come to mind?
It would be the iconic guitar riff that starts the show. People love theme songs, they are catchy, people appreciate songs even more if there’s a twist to them.
Before I delve into how I did this, I wanted to say the application I used to help me with this process was Audacity. It is extremely helpful, and for someone like me who isn’t the most tech-savvy, it proved useful and easy to follow.
One of the first things I did was save an audio file in a folder onto my computer. This enables you to open it up into Audacity then and there. Once I had my audio file I opened it in the Audacity application- it does take a little time for the file to be fully uploaded.
Once it was uploaded, on the top bar I choose was “Effects”.
When I scrolled over the effects, a list of effects show up. The one I choose was “Change Tempo”. By choosing to change the tempo, it will not have a significant effect on changing the pitch.
Then, a box showed up this is where I used the slider to drag it all the way to the left.
This is where I faced my problem, I dragged the slider all the way to the right and for a while it sounded like the Chipmunks: Medieval Style. I kept doing this for about a good ten minutes until I made a self-realization “Why not drag it to the left?” and behold- it worked!
When I chose to change the temple and hit “OK”, Audacity applies the changes to the song. This process took a bit of time about 3 minutes.
And this…is my final product.