The music of The Lord of the Rings film series was composed, orchestrated, conducted and produced by Howard Shore. Shore wrote many hours of music for The Lord of the Rings, 10 hours of which have been released in the Complete Recordings CD/DVD boxed sets. Additional music, including alternate and unused compositions, was released with the book The Music of the Lord of the Rings. Shore composed the music in an emotional, operatic way, threading through the scores over 90 identified leitmotifs, which are categorized by the Middle-earth cultures to which they relate. The scores for The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King won Academy Awards in 2002 and 2004. The latter film also won an Oscar statuette for Best Song, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
A trained pianist and licensed psychologist, Dr. Arnd Stein developed a technique of treatment for patients involving music played over a slowed beat, and has written a number of books and released a number of CDs featuring said works. Based in Houston, Stein has also contributed to magazines and newspapers. He co-founded Therapeutic Media in Houston, the base for all of his other media activities.
Real World Soloing: Once the basics of lead guitar playing such as scales and arpeggios have been covered, inquisitive minds would ask things like “How do I solo over a rock song?” People can go on asking things about soloing over metal, pop, country, blues, or what have you.