It’s time for Episode 2. of the “Can you recognise the orchestral instruments“? A wonderful exercise to get familiar with the sound of orchestral instruments and combinations of instruments. Don’t forget to hit that like button if you appreciate this video. Also sub to my channel for my music and videos about how to write orchestral music for film. […]
In its most simple way orchestration is the art of choosing the instrument(s) that tells your story the best. To make the right decision you need to know something about the instruments in the orchestra. You need to know for instance at what range they like to play. When they naturally sound loud and when they can play pianissimo. What the instruments can do and what they can’t do.
If your goal is to write realistic orchestral music (midi mockups). That your composition once get played by a real orchestra. The knowledge of orchestration is very important. Then you should invest in getting better in it.
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I don’t know why, but somehow I got obsessed by Middle C. Maybe it’s because I’m taking piano lessons. Perhaps it’s because I try to study full scores at this moment from Ravel (Daphnis and Chloe) and Stravinsky (Rite of Springs). Or of no particular reason. But somehow, it got my attention. And I started […]
I had so much fun making this video! Last week I was working on a new composition and asked myself the question: how long is the longest sustained note that can be played on a Tuba and a Contrabassoon? The lowest instruments within the woodwinds and brass family. I stumbled upon many great articles, posts […]
This is a serious ear challenge 🙂 Can you recognise the orchestral instruments from the three examples I prepared for this video? Try it and share your scores with us in the comments (here or on Youtube)! Don’t forget to hit that like button if you appreciate this video. And sub to my channel if […]
In this second video about orchestration I’ll be sharing with you a recap from a masterclass Orchestration given by Conrad Pope recently in Vienna. One of my composer friends attended this masterclass and he shared his summary with me. Now it’s time for me to pay it forward 🙂 Don’t forget to hit that like […]