Orchestration 1 from sketch to orchestra course
Orchestration 1: From Sketch to OrchestraDevelop your skills as an orchestrator
Learn the key concepts about orchestration (Balance, Separation & Arrangement)
Learn how to distribute musical ideas across the orchestra
UNDERSTAND THE BASICS OF EACH INSTRUMENT
AND THE ROLE IT PLAYS IN THE ORCHESTRA
CONFIDENTLY WRITE FOR EACH INSTRUMENT
UNDERSTAND HOW TO BALANCE ORCHESTRAL FAMILIES AND HOW TO
ARRANGE FOR FULL ORCHESTRA
“Orchestration 1: From Sketch to 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.
What you’ll find inside the course
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
Join “Orchestration 1: From Sketch to Orchestra”
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.
Complete Course Outline:
Module #1 — Welcome
Module #2 — Basic Concepts
Module #3 — The String Section
Module #4 — The Brass Section
Module #5 — The Woodwind Section
Module #6 — Orchestrating for Strings
Module #7 — Orchestrating for Brass
Module #8 — Orchestrating for Woodwinds
Module #9 — The Percussion and Keyboard/Harp Section
Module #10 — Orchestrating for Percussion and Keyboard/Harp Instruments (opens 11/27/2017)
Module #11 — The Basis of Orchestrating for Orchestra (opens 12/18/2017)
Enrollment opened until December 7th
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You can enroll in the “Orchestration 1: From Sketch to Orchestra” course for just
$975 or 12 payments of $99.