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Adding music to video clips

  1. Adobe Premiere Elements User Guide
  2. Introduction to Adobe Premiere Elements
    1. What's new in Premiere Elements
    2. System requirements | Adobe Premiere Elements
    3. Workspace basics
    4. Guided mode
    5. Use pan and zoom to create video-like effect
    6. GPU accelerated rendering
  3. Workspace and workflow
    1. Get to know the Home screen
    2. View and share auto-created collages, slideshows, and more
    3. Workspace basics
    4. Preferences
    5. Tools
    6. Keyboard shortcuts
    7. Audio View
    8. Undoing changes
    9. Customizing shortcuts
    10. Working with scratch disks
  4. Working with projects
    1. Creating a project
    2. Adjust project settings and presets
    3. Save and back up projects
    4. Previewing movies
    5. Creating video collage
    6. Creating Highlight Reel
    7. Create a video story
    8. Creating Instant Movies
    9. Viewing clip properties
    10. Viewing a project's files
    11. Archiving projects
    12. GPU accelerated rendering
  5. Importing and adding media
    1. Add media
    2. Guidelines for adding files
    3. Set duration for imported still images
    4. 5.1 audio import
    5. Working with offline files
    6. Sharing files between Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Photoshop Elements
    7. Creating specialty clips
    8. Work with aspect ratios and field options
  6. Arranging clips
    1. Arrange clips in the Expert view timeline
    2. Group, link, and disable clips
    3. Arranging clips in the Quick view timeline
    4. Working with clip and timeline markers
  7. Editing clips
    1. Reduce noise
    2. Select object
    3. Candid Moments
    4. Color Match
    5. Smart Trim
    6. Change clip speed and duration
    7. Split clips
    8. Freeze and hold frames
    9. Adjusting Brightness, Contrast, and Color - Guided Edit
    10. Stabilize video footage with Shake Stabilizer
    11. Replace footage
    12. Working with source clips
    13. Trimming Unwanted Frames - Guided Edit
    14. Trim clips
    15. Editing frames with Auto Smart Tone
    16. Artistic effects
  8. Applying transitions
    1. Applying transitions to clips
    2. Transition basics
    3. Adjusting transitions
    4. Adding Transitions between video clips - Guided Edit
    5. Create special transitions
    6. Create a Luma Fade Transition effect - Guided Edit
  9. Special effects basics
    1. Effects reference
    2. Applying and removing effects
    3. Create a black and white video with a color pop - Guided Edit
    4. Time remapping - Guided edit
    5. Effects basics
    6. Working with effect presets
    7. Finding and organizing effects
    8. Editing frames with Auto Smart Tone
    9. Fill Frame - Guided edit
    10. Create a time-lapse - Guided edit
    11. Best practices to create a time-lapse video
  10. Applying special effects
    1. Use pan and zoom to create video-like effect
    2. Transparency and superimposing
    3. Reposition, scale, or rotate clips with the Motion effect
    4. Apply an Effects Mask to your video
    5. Adjust temperature and tint
    6. Create a Glass Pane effect - Guided Edit
    7. Create a picture-in-picture overlay
    8. Applying effects using Adjustment layers
    9. Adding Title to your movie
    10. Removing haze
    11. Creating a Picture in Picture - Guided Edit
    12. Create a Vignetting effect
    13. Add a Split Tone Effect
    14. Add FilmLooks effects
    15. Add an HSL Tuner effect
    16. Fill Frame - Guided edit
    17. Create a time-lapse - Guided edit
    18. Animated Sky - Guided edit
    19. Select object
    20. Animated Mattes - Guided Edit
    21. Double exposure- Guided Edit
  11. Special audio effects
    1. Mix audio and adjust volume with Adobe Premiere Elements
    2. Audio effects
    3. Adding sound effects to a video
    4. Adding music to video clips
    5. Create narrations
    6. Using soundtracks
    7. Music Remix
    8. Adding Narration to your movie - Guided Edit
    9. Adding Scores to your movie - Guided edit
  12. Movie titles
    1. Creating titles
    2. Adding shapes and images to titles
    3. Adding color and shadows to titles
    4. Editing and formatting text
    5. Motion Titles
    6. Exporting and importing titles
    7. Arranging objects in titles
    8. Designing titles for TV
    9. Applying styles to text and graphics
    10. Adding a video in the title
  13. Disc menus
    1. Creating disc menus
    2. Working with menu markers
    3. Types of discs and menu options
    4. Previewing menus
  14. Sharing and exporting your movies
    1. Export and share your videos
    2. Sharing for PC playback
    3. Compression and data-rate basics
    4. Common settings for sharing

Adding a music score to a video clip

You can add music scores to video clips and enhance the musical atmosphere of the video. You can choose from various royalty-free music scores in Adobe Premiere Elements.

A music score here refers to an audio track that you can apply to a video in the timeline. It includes an intro, a body, and an extro. The music played in a score dynamically fits to the length of the video track.

Soundbooth scores are like music pieces that adapt themselves to user-specified parameters, such as the length of a video, by intelligently rearranging the musical structure and altering the mix to match a desired intensity.  

To add a music score to your video clip, follow these steps:

  1. Click Add Media. Select an option to import the intended video to the timeline.

    Skip this step if the video is already present on the timeline.

  2. Click Audio on the action bar.

  3. From the drop-down list, select Music Score. A list of categories of musical scores is displayed. Select a category of music score to explore the sounds available in that category.

    Music Scores

  4. The scores are displayed under the music score category selected in the previous step. Click the preview button to hear the score before applying it to the video clip.

    Download Music Score


    Right-click and select Download Now to download the music score. Click here to read more about downloading music scores/online content.

  5. Click to select the music score you want to apply to the video clip. Drag-and-drop it on the timeline on the intended video. The Score Property contextual pop-up menu is displayed.  

  6. In the Score Property pop-up, select from the following options:

    • Intensity: A music score is an audio clip that contains sounds of various musical instruments playing together. You can increase the intensity of these sounds by dragging the slider toward Intense. To decrease the intensity of the musical instruments, drag the slider to the left toward Mellow.
    • Fit Entire Video: Click Fit Entire Video to add the score to the entire video clip. The score sound plays throughout the video clip.

    Click Done.

    Score Property

  7. Click Play or press Spacebar key to listen to the music score after applying it on the video clip.

Repositioning the music score

The music score is a dynamic component and can be repositioned and adjusted dynamically. You can perform the following actions while repositioning the music score:

Trim the score

You can trim the duration of the music score. Select the beginning/end of the music score and trim it using the trim handles. You can drag inwards to reduce the length/duration of the music score.

Trim Music Score

Stretch the score

To increase the duration of the music score, click at the end of the score and drag(stretch) it.

Stretch the score until where you want to apply the score on the video clip.

Reposition the score

Click to select the music score and drag-drop it anywhere on the video clip to change its location.

Deterministic download of online content

Adobe Premiere Elements offers a deterministic download of the online content. It implies you can ascertain the size of online content before downloading all the content. If you download one content at a time, you can view the progress of download.

For example, let us take the example of downloading music scores. To see how deterministic download works for music scores, follow these steps:

  1. Select Audio > Music Score.

  2. Select any type of music score.

  3. If the blue bars are displayed, it implies the music scores have to be downloaded.

  4. Right-click on any music score and select Download All. The Online Download dialog box is displayed. Click Yes.

    Download Size

    Click Download in background to move the download progress dialog box to the background. This enables you to continue working on the video-editing tasks while the content gets downloaded in the background.

Adding sound effects to a video

You can enhance your video with sound effects which allows you to make a creative point or emphasizing a certain portion of the video clip or movie. These effects are added to the video background. To add a sound effect to a video clip, follow these steps:

  1. Import your video clip to the timeline.

  2. In the action bar, select Music > Sound Effects (All the sound effects are downloaded by default).

  3. Select a sound effect category from the list to load and explore the sound effects.

  4. Click Play on a sound effect to listen to the preview.

  5. Click the sound effect to select it and drag-drop on the Music track in the timeline.

  6. Click Play or press spacebar to view the video clip with the Sound Effect.

Adding audio tracks to your video clip

You can add audio tracks to video clips and enhance the output video. You can choose from various audio tracks available in Adobe Premiere Elements.

  1. Import your video clip to the timeline.

  2. In the action bar, select Music > Audio tracks (All the audio effects are downloaded by default).

    Audio tracks

  3. Select a audio track category from the list to load and explore the effects present in the category.

  4. Click the play icon on a audio track to listen to the preview.

  5. Select the audio and drag-drop on the Music track in the timeline.

  6. Click Play or press spacebar to view the clip with the audio track.


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