Orchestration 1: From Sketch to Orchestra


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Understand the basics of each instrument
and the role it plays in the orchestra

CONFIDENTLY WRITE FOR FULL ORCHESTRA

This manual will teach you everything you need to know about each instrument and section for composing orchestral music. It will also show you how to balance, distribute and arrange your musical ideas in an orchestral context.


The basic orchestration concepts are always the same, whether you grab an orchestration book or take private lessons.

The key difference is in the way those concepts are presented.

There’s a lot that you can read from various sources, but you’ll turbocharge your learning by focusing on the most important concepts and techniques that will greatly improve your orchestration skills.



UNDERSTAND HOW TO BALANCE ORCHESTRAL FAMILIES AND HOW TO
ARRANGE FOR FULL ORCHESTRA



  • Weekly live video-chat1 hour each week
  • Assignments ReviewsOn video
  • Private FB Group+200 members


The course - How does it work?


What is inside the Course



Weekly live video-chats

Every week, we’re hosting a live video-chat, where we gather to talk about orchestration, sample libraries, templates, composing techniques, etc.

This is a great tool that allows us to meet each other and makes the online experience more alive.

All chats are recorded so you can watch them later if you can’t attend the session.


Have you ever had this feeling of not managing to pick the right instruments to bring your musical idea to life?

In order to get a rich and full orchestral sound out of our musical ideas, we need to have a solid understanding of the basics:


#1– The distinct features of each instrument

  • What are their best ranges?
  • Do they stand out and cut through the orchestral mix or do they blend?
  • How does the timbre change depending on the range?

#2 – Timbre management

  • How to combine instruments to create new colors
  • When to and when not to use specific blends
  • When adding an instrument actually subtracts and lessens the sound

#3 – How to voice each section

#4 – How to use orchestral techniques to achieve separation and a good distribution of the different musical lines

#5 – Understand the weight of each section to achieve orchestral balance


This is what you're about to learn in this course

You’ll become an expert at the fundamentals of orchestration, and will learn why it is so important to master the basics before going for more challenging orchestral textures.

You’ll discover the importance of a good arrangement to attain balance. You’ll learn how this is going to be much more effective than just using dynamics and how this will almost guarantee the best results no matter the orchestra size.

You’ll discover the go-to voicings and arranging techniques to use for each section when you want to achieve certain effects, such as how to write for brass when you want an epic sound, what range of the flute sounds darker for a sadder tone, how to blend strings and woodwinds to add certain colorations, and how to get more definition for low cello and bass lines.

You’ll discover the importance of doubling and combining instruments and section. You’ll understand how that can sometimes increase the weight of a musical idea or other times will create a new timbre. Most importantly, you’ll learn what instruments NOT to put together depending on what purpose you’re after.

You’ll discover the three basic elements for creating separation so that your music sounds clear. If you are orchestration your orchestral mockup, and using sample libraries to produce your orchestral music, using this three basic elements is going to be of major help for gaining clarity and separation and it going to be the mixing part much easier.

PLUS 

Miguel'scomments and feedback on your exercises and assignments 

Weekly live video-chats 

Access to the private group



Lifetime updates


The course is constantly under development, with new content added on a steady basis. As a student, you'll get every update completely for free.

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    • PRO With Revisions VERSION

      12 payments
      $99 $70 mo
      • - Welcome
        - Basic Concepts
        - The String Section
        - The Brass Section
        - The Woodwind Section
        - Orchestrating for Strings
        - Orchestrating for Brass
        - Orchestrating for Woodwinds
        - The Percussion Section
        - The Harp and Keyboard Instruments
        - Orchestrating for the Percussion Section and the Harp and Keyboard Instruments
        - The Basis of Orchestrating for Orchestra



30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

If you're not satisfied with the courses, get in touch within 30 days and we'll give you a full refund.*

*Conditions apply. Read Terms and conditions.


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What others have asked

How long will it take me to get through the course?

Week one starts with module one. Every week opens a new module. The course takes 8-10 weeks if you’re doing one week per module.

Can I get behind? Do I have to follow the course’s pace or can I go my own?

You can take as long as you want to complete the course. You can go at your own pace or follow the course’s schedule of approximately 8-10 weeks. Whatever you choose, the materials are always there and you can submit the assignments whenever you want. They will always get reviewed, no matter how late you submit them.

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

How long will I have access to the course materials?

You’ll have access to the course materials for life, as well as to the Facebook group AND the weekly chats included in you course. 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 have a busy life. Will I have the time to do this?

You can’t get behind in this course. Even though we go through a new module every week, it’s there for you whenever you’re ready and is accessible on any mobile device.

How much time per week is necessary if I want to follow your schedule?

It depends on the week. Some weeks you’ll be done in 50 minutes, some weeks you’ll have to spend some hours.

Also, if you decide to do the assignments (which we encourage since it’s the best way to learn), then it’s going to take a bit longer since you’ll be producing an orchestral cue that will be reviewed.

But if you’re late submitting an assignment, that’s ok. Your teacher will always review the assignments, no matter when you submit them, even if you’re done sometime after the course closes. This course is designed to accommodate your personal and professional life, allowing you to use the course materials and do the assignments when you can while allowing you to keep the course materials forever.

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.

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. We’d love to have you on board!

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes. We are giving you a full 30 DAYS to go through the training, do the assignments, implement what you learn, and watch your production skills begin to grow.

If you reach out within 30 days to show us that you’ve kept up with all the work (you have to show us proof!*), and for some reason still haven’t seen any progress, then we’ll be happy to return the investment.

*Conditions apply. Please read Terms and conditions.

Click below and get started

 
 

    • PRO With Revisions VERSION

      12 payments
      $99 $70 mo
      • - Welcome
        - Basic Concepts
        - The String Section
        - The Brass Section
        - The Woodwind Section
        - Orchestrating for Strings
        - Orchestrating for Brass
        - Orchestrating for Woodwinds
        - The Percussion Section
        - The Harp and Keyboard Instruments
        - Orchestrating for the Percussion Section and the Harp and Keyboard Instruments
        - The Basis of Orchestrating for Orchestra



30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

If you're not satisfied with the courses, get in touch within 30 days and we'll give you a full refund.*

*Conditions apply. Read Terms and conditions.


NEED HELP ENROLLING OR HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you would like to talk to somebody about Orchestration 1: From Sketch to Orchestra just reach out to us.

Send us a mail