Adding music scores to video clips

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.  

Adding a music score to a video clip

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
    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 towards 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. Ctrl-click any music score and select Download All. The Online Download dialog box is displayed. Click Yes.

    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.

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