Setup of scene
The sweeping brass and the play of strings are meant to create the mood. The music changes in terms of instrument depending on the action. There are many instances when non diegetic music emerges to set the mood and insist on a specific message. Since it belongs to the silent movie era, the composer has made sure that it does not make use of multiple instruments and interacts with the audience clearly. There are complementary sounds but they sound similar to the traditional movies and cartoon films where minimal music is used to highlight the message (Phillips, 2011). In the given scene, there is no abrupt sound. The scales are almost symmetric and the modes are not complicated. The rhythm and expression are in sync and these have accounted for the success of movie.
Music plays a critical role in every movie. When it comes to a movie like The Artist where it is silent and dates back to several decades, it is the responsibility of the composer to deliver the music levels that were once used. This composer has taken additional efforts to pair up with the characters and the scene. Perhaps, it is the music that has tried to move the audience and bring them closer to the motif of the movie. The given scene of 6 minutes has different rhythms and scales, but they were related to each other.