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An Online Course to Help You

Transform Your Musical Ideas into an Orchestral Score

Expand Your Orchestration Skills • Become a Better Composer • Get More Career Opportunities


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CONCERT MUSIC

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Having a hard time writing orchestral music?

Can you hear the music in your head...

but you don’t know how is it done?

   

Do you know the sound that you want... 

but you don’t know what to do with the Strings, Brass, Woodwinds?

Do you have a melody/harmony sketch... 

but you wonder how to organize them in the orchestra?

We feel your pain. Every composer has been there at some point. It’s frustrating!

YOUR GUIDE TO LEARN ORCHESTRATION 

11-day guided plan to learn orchestration.  Text and video lessons.

Upload your music and get it reviewed (video feedback) from a professional composer.

 Weekly live classes with your teacher and classmates.Ask questions (webcam or chat box)

PLUS... Access to all contents for life. Go at your own pace. Get continued support. 

We believe in live orchestras. Do you?


 Real musicians create real music. 

Not sample libraries (these are just a means to an end).

Do you want orchestras to perform your music, but you’re stuck with sample libraries that you don’t even like how they sound?


Do you seat in front of your notation software (or DAW) and you're looking at Strings, Brass, and Woods and have little idea what to do with them? I know how it feels!

Carlos Vallejo - Composer

“Ideal for those who want to get started in the art of writing music for orchestra”

Carlos Vallejo - Composer

“Ideal for those who want to get started in the art of writing music for orchestra”

ARRANGING

ORCHESTRAL BALANCE

VOICINGS

Concert Music Film Music Video Games

Orchestration : from Sketch to Orchestra

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Your Transformation

Develop Your Musical Ideas

From a Simple Sketch

Into a Fully Fleshed Out Orchestral Score

Anyone Can Do It And It’s Easy When You Learn The Fundamentals 

Don't have musical training? Don't read music?

Don't stress out! ;) We'll teach you to read orchestral music!

Every new concept that you learn comes with video examples.

Each video highlights exactly the notes you have to look at.

Also, there is a voice over explaining what's gonna happen in the score and what do you have to pay attention to.

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Learning Plan

Read the first part of each moduleto understand each instrument of the orchestra.

Watch the walkthrough videos to learn how to organize musical ideas in the orchestra.

Orchestrate your music like a pro.

Praise For Our Courses

What's My Investment?

 The cost of not taking action

Are you working on the type of PROJECTS that you want?

What skills do you need to build to move closer to those projects?

WHY aren’t you working on the type of projects that you love?

Could it be that makes you nervous to go after bigger projects that need a live orchestra?

Or is it maybe because you prefer to stay in your comfort zone, working on lower budget projects with not enough budget for musicians?

Have you ever felt that way? Ever listened to someone else’s music and felt their music is better than yours?

It’s time to stop that feeling now and take action!

Most of the times – when our career slows down – the chokehold of our career is never our music. It’s always ourselves and our psychology!

Stretch yourself!

If you want to truly grow as a composer, you need to step outside your comfort zone.

Push yourself to new heights. Learn new skills. Embrace new opportunities.

The time is now!

Inside The Course

❏ Learn orchestration.

❏ Feel confident composing orchestral music.

❏ Become the respected composer who loves and cares about live music, live orchestras, and real musicians

⇨ Start working on the type of projects that you love

⇨ Work on films, video games, documentaries, concert music.

Publish your pieces.

⇨ Have orchestras performing your music.

When do you see this happening?

Is it 1 year from now?

Is it 5 years from now?

The journey starts now!

We want to be part of your transformation!

We’re a community of more than a thousand composers who’ve already done this and we’d love to help you transform your career!

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YOUR GUIDE TO LEARN ORCHESTRATION 

11-day guided plan to learn orchestration.  Text and video lessons.

Upload your music and get it reviewed (video feedback) from a professional composer.

 Weekly live classes with your teacher and classmates.Ask questions (webcam or chat box)

PLUS...

Access to all contents for life. Go at your own pace. Get continued support. 

What's the Difference Between the Lite and the Power Package Versions

The ORCHESTRATION course has nine parts:

1) Strings Instrumentation

2) Woods Instrumentation

3) Brass Instrumentation

4) Percussion, Keys and Harp Instrumentation

5) Strings Orchestration

6) Woods Orchestration

7) Brass Orchestration

8) Percussion, Keys, and Harp Orchestration

9) Orchestrating for Full Orchestra

The Lite version includes parts 5-9.

The Power Package includes Everything, plus the Hollywood Voicings, which teaches you specific standard (cliché type) orchestral voicings to get that typical Hollywood sound. 

You can buy the Lite or Power Package version now (which do not include reviewed assignments).

What's Included In The Course

The String Section

18 Topics, 9 Videos, 3h+ of content

Introduction

The Instruments: the Violin

The Instruments: the Viola

The Instruments: the Cello

The Instruments: the Contrabass

Left Hand the Strings

Open Strings

Double, Triple and Quadruple Stops

Harmonics

Right Hand: the Bow

Right Hand: Down and Up Bow

Right Hand: Bow Techniques

Right Hand: On the String Bow Techniques

Right Hand: Off the String Techniques

Right Hand: Techniques Depending on the Place on the String

Right Hand: Other Techniques

Subdivisions

Conclusion

The Brass  Section

12 Topics, 1 Videos, 2h+ of content

Introduction

The Brass Section

The Instruments: the French Horn

The Instruments: the Trumpet

The Instruments: the Trombone Family

The Instruments: the Tuba

Techniques

Techniques: General Articulations

Techniques: Other Techniques

Mutes

Subdivisions

Conclusion

The Woodwind Section

12 Topics, 1 Video, 2h+ of content   Introduction The Woodwind Section The Instruments: the Flute Family The Instruments: the Oboe Family The Instruments: the Clarinet Family The Instruments: the Bassoon Family Techniques Techniques: General Articulations Techniques: Other Techniques Subdivisions Conclusion

The Percussion  Section

28 Topics, 24 Videos, 5h+ of content   Introduction The percussion section Pitched/Memb: the Timpani Pitched/Idioph: the Mallet Family Pitched/Idioph: the Xylophone Pitched/Idioph: the Marimba Pitched/Idioph: the Vibraphone Pitched/Idioph: the Glockenspiel Pitched/Idioph: the Crotales Pitched/Idioph: the Chimes (Tubular Bells) unPitched/Memb: the Snare Drum unPitched/Memb: the Bass Drum unPitched/Memb: the Concert Toms (Tom-toms) unPitched/Memb: the Timbales unPitched/Memb: the Bongos unPitched/Memb: the Congas (Tumbadoras) unPitched/Memb: the Tambourine unPitched/Idioph: the Cymbal unPitched/Idioph: the Triangle unPitched/Idioph: the Tam-tam unPitched/Idioph: the Anvil unPitched/Idioph: the Woodblocks unPitched/Idioph: the Temple-blocks unPitched/Idioph: the Claves unPitched/Idioph: the Castanets unPitched/Idioph: the Maracas unPitched/Idioph: the Whip (or Slapstick) Conclusion

The Harp and Keyboard Instruments

9 Topics, 3 Videos, 2h+ of content   Introduction The Harp Harp: Techniques Orchestral Keyboard Instruments The Piano The Celesta Orchestral Keyboard Instruments: Playing Technique Orchestral Keyboard Instruments: Common Techniques Conclusion

Orchestrating for Strings

15 Topics, 3 Videos, 2h+ of content   Introduction The influence of the harmonic series Partials, Overtones, and Harmonics The Harmonic Series and How It Affects the Orchestration The String Section The String Section: the Functions Performing MelodiesPerforming Counterpoint Performing Homophonic Textures Performing Runs Performing Patterns of Accompaniment Doubling Other Sections Combinations Within the String Section Voicing for Strings Voicing for Strings: Samples and Piano Sketches Conclusion

Orchestrating for Brass

14 Topics, 6 Videos, 2h+ of content   Introduction The Brass Section The Brass Section: the Functions Performing melodies Performing counterpoints Performing homophonic textures Performing runs Performing patterns of accompaniment Doubling other sections Bringing the orchestra to a new dynamic level Combinations within the Brass section Voicing for Brass Voicing for Brass: From Samples to Acoustic Instruments Conclusion

Orchestrating for Woodwinds

13 Topics, 4 Videos, 3h+ of content   Introduction The Woodwind Section The Woodwind Section: the functions Performing melodies Performing counterpoints Performing homophonic textures Performing runs Performing patterns of accompaniment Doubling other sections Combinations within the Woodwind section Voicing for Woodwinds Woodwinds: From the Sketch to the Orchestration Conclusion

Orchestrating for the Percussion Section and the Harp and Keyboard Instruments

10 Topics, 6 Videos, 3h+ of content   Introduction The Percussion Section, Keyboards and Harp The Percussion Section, Keyboards and Harp: the functions Featuring Musical Material Performing Accompaniments Performing Hits Raising the Dynamic Level of the Orchestra Doubling other sections Percussion: From the Sketch to the Orchestration Conclusion

Orchestrating for Orchestra

7 Topics, 3 Videos, 2h+ of content   Introduction Layers: Association and Separation Balance (1) Balance (2): the families Balance (3): separation and balance Voicing for a symphony orchestra Conclusion

The Woodwind Section

12 Topics, 1 Video, 2h+ of content

Introduction

The Woodwind Section

The Instruments: the Flute Family

The Instruments: the Oboe Family

The Instruments: the Clarinet Family

The Instruments: the Bassoon Family

Techniques

Techniques: General Articulations

Techniques: Other Techniques

Subdivisions

Conclusion

The Percussion Section

28 Topics, 24 Videos, 5h+ of content

Introduction

The percussion section

Pitched/Memb: the Timpani

Pitched/Idioph: the Mallet Family

Pitched/Idioph: the Xylophone

Pitched/Idioph: the Marimba

Pitched/Idioph: the Vibraphone

Pitched/Idioph: the Glockenspiel

Pitched/Idioph: the Crotales

Pitched/Idioph: the Chimes (Tubular Bells)

unPitched/Memb: the Snare Drum

unPitched/Memb: the Bass Drum

unPitched/Memb: the Concert Toms (Tom-toms)

unPitched/Memb: the Timbales

unPitched/Memb: the Bongos

unPitched/Memb: the Congas (Tumbadoras)

unPitched/Memb: the Tambourine

unPitched/Idioph: the Cymbal

unPitched/Idioph: the Triangle

unPitched/Idioph: the Tam-tam

unPitched/Idioph: the Anvil

unPitched/Idioph: the Woodblocks

unPitched/Idioph: the Temple-blocks

unPitched/Idioph: the Claves

unPitched/Idioph: the Castanets

unPitched/Idioph: the Maracas

unPitched/Idioph: the Whip (or Slapstick)

Conclusion

The Harp and Keyboard Instruments

9 Topics, 3 Videos, 2h+ of content

Introduction

The Harp

Harp: Techniques

Orchestral Keyboard Instruments

The Piano

The Celesta

Orchestral Keyboard Instruments: Playing Technique

Orchestral Keyboard Instruments: Common Techniques

Conclusion

Orchestrating for Strings

15 Topics, 3 Videos, 2h+ of content

Introduction

The influence of the harmonic series

Partials, Overtones, and Harmonics

The Harmonic Series and How It Affects the Orchestration

The String Section

The String Section: the Functions

Performing MelodiesPerforming Counterpoint

Performing Homophonic Textures

Performing Runs

Performing Patterns of Accompaniment

Doubling Other Sections

Combinations Within the String Section

Voicing for Strings

Voicing for Strings: Samples and Piano Sketches

Conclusion

120+ High-Impact Videos

Each lesson has been split into bite-sized chunks so you don't get overwhelmed with a flood of information. Take the course at your own pace, and really study the lessons as you apply the actionable lessons to your business.

Group Coaching

You will have the opportunity to work through any roadblocks you encounter during our Group Coaching Meetings. These are specific times the teachers at Cinematic Composing will be available inside of a video chat room where you can jump in to have your burning questions answered. Stay for as long as you'd like to listen in on other people’s questions, or leave as soon as you have your questions answered. These often turn into impromptu lessons as I elaborate on specific topics or start digging into someone's composing career.

Private Group With Everyone In The Community

Interact with other students who are going through some of your same struggles. Everyone inside of the community will be participating in group discussions inside our group. This will be a constant source of encouragement, accountability, community, and a place where lifelong friends will be forged.

Go At Your Own Pace

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The course materials do not expire and you’ll have access to them for life. Even for the future course updates and improvements!

The duration is 6-8 weeks approx. You can do it a bit faster, or take as much time as you want/need. 

Or you could even take advantage of the discount now, and be doing the course later

Our Commitment to You

• You’re not alone.

• Go at your own pace. 

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What others have asked

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   I don't have time to take this course right now. Should I still buy it?

This special offer ends on .

BUT you can go at your own pace. Don’t need to follow the course’s schedule.  The course materials do not expire and you’ll have access to them for life. Even for the future course updates and improvements!
The duration is 6-8 weeks approx. You can do it a bit faster, or take as much time as you want/need. 
Or you could even take advantage of the discount now, and be doing the course later. 

   Does this course include assignments?

You can include assignments at any time.
The $97 version of this course doesn't include assignments, but if you want to add assignments to this course, you can always buy assignments revisions later on at a reduced price inside the course.

Our most expensive courses -starting at $775- include assignments that get reviewed by a teacher. The full version of the Orchestration course is $975. For a very limited time we're offering a striped-down version of this course at a very reduced price. This special offer ends on and then the price will go back up to its original price.

   How long will I have access to the Orchestration course materials?

You’ll have access to the course materials for life, as well as to the Facebook group AND the weekly chats. You can join any weekly chat that you want, even if your course has finished. And the chat sessions are recorded, so you can watch them at any time.

   I don't understand English. Is this course in any other language as well?

All the videos are in English

   I cannot read music and have never taken orchestration classes or anything like that. I have learned everything by ear. Will I still be able to successfully complete the course?

Honestly, we have lots of fun and engaging conversations with students who don’t have formal training. Sometimes, when you’ve got a lot of training you can develop complexes or insecurities about what is right or wrong, what you should or shouldn’t do when composing, and so forth.
We’re recently getting more students who don’t read music and instead produce by ear. 
If you’re one of those with little or no traditional formal training, you’ll still gain loads of practical, useful information and experience in this course.

   How is the course build? And is there some kind of certificate we receive at the end?

The course consists of weekly lessons, based on videos and PDFs. 
At the end of the course, you'll get a certificate of completion.

   Do you have a refund policy?

Yes. We are giving you a full 7 DAYS to go through the training, implement what you learn, and watch your production skills begin to grow.
If you reach out within 7 days to show us that you haven’t seen any progress, then we’ll be happy to return the investment.


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Marc Jovani

Composer

Teacher

Co-founder of Cinematic Composing

About Marc Jovani

For nearly ten years, Marc Jovani has been working at the highest level of film, providing music for many major studios such as Lionsgate, Syfy, FOX and most recently NETFLIX. He has also composed music for television shows and movies distributed on leading, nationally broadcasted television channels, including Lifetime (USA), TF1 (France), the Hallmark Channel (USA), Canale 5 (Italy), Antena 3 (Spain), HBO (USA) and more. 


Having received international recognition for numerous prestigious productions, Marc’s ability to enhance the experience of the audience is what makes him unique. Jovani’s ability to elevate onscreen drama through his well defined musical voice is what makes his contribution so valuable.


His scores have been then recorded with some of the best orchestras and have been conducted by the composer himself in renowned studios such as the historic Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros studios in Burbank, The EastWest Scoring Stage in Hollywood, The Bridge Recording in Glendale, and the Village Studios in Los Angeles, among others. In addition to conventional musical composition, Marc specialises in contemporary hybrid scores. In combining modern electronic elements with the now standard orchestral pallet, Marc creates a unique and identifiable sonic identity for every project.


The quality of the above-mentioned productions is illustrated by the national and international accolades they have received, as well as their selection for exhibition at numerous widely attended and high-profile international film festivals.

  • Grammy Award-winning motion picture music producer

  • Walt Disney Pictures: Vice President of Music Production (for 11 years)

  • ​Launched the MA in Scoring for Film, TV and Video Games at the international campus of the Berklee College of Music

  • ​Developed the MFA in Music Composition for the Screen at Columbia College Chicago

  • ​Advisor and Lecturer for the MA in Film Scoring at Pulse College, Dublin

  •  Author of the Book "Scoring The Screen: The Secret Language Of Film Music"

Praise For The 'Symphonic Virtual Orchestration' Course

John Powell - Film Composer (How to Train Your Dragon)

“Andy Hill has the ability to deconstruct and explain the process of writing film scores with extraordinary clarity, all the while imbuing the subject with a fervor that should, in my opinion, be reserved only for European football matches and Baptist revival meetings.”

Christopher Young - Film Composer (Spider-Man)

You MUST get this – While most analytical books are written by academics, Andy was right there in the thick of things as a member of the Disney music department, while the majority of the scores in the book were actually being recorded. Not to mention, it is so alive with his mad passion for film music.

Conrad Pope - Composer/Orchestrator (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

“Andy Hill is among the handful of penetrating minds and ears engaged in film music today.”

Bruce Broughton - Composer (Silverado)

“Andy Hill’s ‘Scoring the Screen’ is, like its author, thoughtful, incisive and full of solidly interesting insights into the technique, craft and emotional magic of film scores and the composers who create them.”

Daniel Carlin - Professor & Chair/Director, Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California

“Andrew Hill displays the comprehensive knowledge, wisdom, and reverence required to provide informed and practical insight into the art and craft of composing screen music. His background as a practicing musician, Disney studio music-executive, and college-level educator enables him to intelligently—and sometimes amusingly—reveal the magic behind the film-composer’s curtain.”

Robert Townson - Film Music Producer (Varèse Sarabande Records and Varèse Live)

“Andy presents his case that the finest composers to have worked in film over the last eighty years have contributed genuine masterpieces of music and drama to our culture. A film score must excel at both to be successful, and this is so beautifully illustrated in Hill’s elegant prose.  Having produced new recordings of To Kill A Mockingbird — with Elmer Bernstein — and Patton — with Jerry Goldsmith — and examined these and other scores in great detail with the composers themselves, I found myself very moved by Hill’s like-minded analysis. Part of the film composer’s art is in fact to conceal the effort and the intellect that goes in to the creation of their scores. Hill thankfully lifts the veil. I am thrilled to see such a rare spotlight illuminating the artistry behind these masterworks.”

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Praise For The 'Orchestration: From Sketch To Orchestra' Course

Medhat Hanbali - Composer

Whether it’s a film, TV show, video game or music production, the information you will learn in this class is very valuable and will be useful for the rest of your career.

Steve Schwartz - Composer

“These courses have been a fantastic experience thus far. I'm already learning more than I ever could. It's far superior than just searching for online tuts. This course is all a hit!.”

Thomas Rhea - VI Control user: Maestro1972

"I am only into day 2, I am so impressed! The chat/interactive video chat, the assignments, and the customer service is WAY more than I thought this experience was going to be."

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