A good orchestral composition with bad orchestration choices will never give you the great result you had in mind. So you need to learn some basic skills of orchestration. That means you have to read some stuff (I highly recommend this book: https://amzn.to/31rUqL6), analyse film scores and learn to transcribe. In this video I’ll address my orchestration choices which hopefully are worthy to you.
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Must have book about orchestration according to Conrad Pope
Buy the book Principles of Orchestration from Rimsky Korsakov on Amazon:
Tips to get better in orchestration
- listen to a lot of orchestral film music (preferably John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith or Alexandre Desplat …)
- listen and study work from Pjotr Iljitsj Tsjajkovski, Ravel and Stravinsky
- let your composition be played by real instruments (maybe you know some people)
- transcribe, transcribe, transcribe!
Download scores for free on: https://imslp.org
Download the project files from Show Opener
I started the Masterclass on Youtube with the video preparations. I shared my project files (midi mockup etc.) with you all. If you haven’t downloaded them yet, here is the direct link: http://bit.ly/show-opener-gh0stwrit3r-music