Playing With: Mickey Mousing
: 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.
- 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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