Playing With: Mickey Mousing

Basic Trope: Scoring a segment such that the music punctuates the physical motions occurring.
  • Straight: Bob goes through his morning routine, and music punctuates whenever he's doing.
  • Exaggerated: Bob goes through his morning routine, and the slightest movement causes extremely loud and bombastic music to play.
  • Downplayed: Music only plays when Bob does something unusual
  • Justified: Bob's house has sound cues and speakers built in.
  • Inverted:
    • An orchestra plays, and the symphony is composed entirely of sound effects.
    • Or the action of the scene is written out, instead, to match the already written musical score.
  • Subverted: Bob's wacky hijinks are done in complete silence...
  • Double Subverted: ...until he turns the sounds on again.
  • Parodied: Bob can't get through his morning routine due to everything he does making music, which scares him.
  • Zig Zagged: Music either plays or doesn't, depending on how odd the focal character is.
  • Averted: Bob either goes through his routine with completely normal sounds OR the scene is silent.
  • Enforced: "The kids won't like it unless there's music whenever Bob does something."
  • Lampshaded: "Alice's is composing her newest work in the other room, the 'Routine of an Average Man'."
  • Invoked: Bob hires a band to punctuate his routine with sound effects.
  • Exploited: Bob uses his special case to make money off of concerts consisting of him simply moving and waving his arms.
  • Defied: Bob puts in earplugs so he can do his routine in peace.
  • Discussed: "The music that plays whenever I do anything's getting on my nerves."
  • Conversed: "See, there's music that plays whenever Bob does something."
  • Deconstructed: The music is all in Bob's head, and his friends think he's nuts.
  • Reconstructed: ...but Bob doesn't care. He likes it anyway.

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