Friday, March 13, 2020

ScribeTunes: Soft-Action

The newest ScribeTunes is here! American and Canadian powers combine in a collaborative project between me and Cassia Schaar to help writers have the best music for their writing. Have you ever spent half an hour or more trying to find the right mood music when you should be writing? Then this project is for you! Every other week we will be releasing playlists on Spotify and Apple Music that are themed for any writing scene you can think of! 

This week we’re releasing a playlist of Soft-Action! This means active music that doesn't involve your characters being in danger. So sports or goofy fistfights or training or even intense conversation! It has a wide range!

Give the playlists a follow because we're adding new tracks as we find them!

We also want to talk a little about why we chose some of these tracks. These and more are included in our ultimate playlist!

My Picks:

"Fight Club" by Lorne Balfe (Assassins Creed III)

This is a very upbeat piece with violins and drums. It's perfect for a bar fight and friendly competitions like a game. 00:54 just makes you feel happy and energized--and makes me want to tap my foot on the nearest surface to the beat.  

"2chijou" by Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan)

This is definitely a very unusual piece like much of Sawano's work with leading violin, flute, and even guitar. It's perfect for training scenes or discussions. It does pick up midway then slows down. 

"Welcome Back" by Ludwig Goransson (The Mandalorian)

I really love The Mandalorian soundtrack. It has such an unusual sound with both synthetic and tribal instruments. This piece is really good for tense conversations or walking through town with determination. It has an air of mystery where you're not sure what's going to happen.

"The Proving (Featuring Julie Elven and Cirlce Percussion" by Joris de Man (Horizon Zero Dawn)

I can't just rant and rave on this soundtrack forever. This has a fast-paced but hopeful feel with beautiful vocals by Julie Elven and gorgeous percussion by Cirlce Percussion. It's perfect for training, competitions, or just running outdoors.

"Imperial Throne" by Jeremy Soule (The Elderscrolls V: Skyrim)

This is a very subdued piece with a lead in clarinet. It's quintessential for council meetings among great lords and the echoing sounds make you feel like you're in a grand abode. Since this is video game music it keeps its tone consistent at this sullen with a hint of tension piece.

Apple Playlist coming soon!


These playlists are collaborative! We’d love to have your suggestions for new pieces to grow these music archives. We just have a few guidelines: 

  • No lyrics! Scores only.
  • The tones have to stay consistent. No music that starts in one tone but shifts to another. 
  • No jump scares! Nothing messes up writing flow like flinching. 


To thank you for helping grow this tool for writers and get the word out we’re doing a quarterly drawing for a three month Spotify or Apple Music subscription! Suggested tracks that are already in the playlist will not count as entries.

  • New tracks accepted into the playlist earn one entry each.
  • Follow Cassia and me on Instagram, this blog, and Spotify/Apple Music and comment that you did and that will earn you two entries each!
  • Sharing this post with #ScribeTunesMusic on Instagram will earn you three entries!

Leave your suggestions in the comments! And come back on March 27th for the Somber playlist! Happy writing!

You may also like:

ScribeTunes: Tragedy
ScribeTunes: Romance
ScribeTunes: Soft Tension
ScribeTunes - Peaceful

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