What is the function of music

Frequently in movies, there are times where there is nobody speaking, quite possibly nobody on screen. Those dramatic shots of scenery before a movie plot starts, the introductory scenes of a character going about their daily routine before we truly learn about them, scenes in between events showing the passage of time.

Music further conveys emotion to the audience watching

Have you ever been watching a horror movie and all of an unexpected spooky and scary music begins? You sit there anticipating the worst, the tension builds as nothing happens to the character yet, but we know something is coming.

Have you ever been watching a movie and characters prepare for and fight and thought what’s going to be next? As the danger rises and our characters fight for their days, we feel fear for them and hope they can win?

There are so many examples, try to compare picture and the mood.