Hey all! Chopin's Ballade No. 1 in G Minor is probably my all-time favorite piano piece, and I've thought for years that it'd make a great orchestra work. I took an orchestration class in the spring, and an assignment in that finally forced me to start this significant undertaking. Finally...
How to write big chords like this:
I can clearly hear horns but no trombones or a lot of low brass. Also choir and strings.
If there are big brass chords with the whole brass section, the only instruments that play in the f range are the horns.
And you ofthen hear people say that lower...
Now you can listen on all platforms an arrangement I did for, flamenco artist: Maria Toledo.
She has just released "Ranchera flamenca" which is popular mexican tunes re-arranged in flamenco style, so, it was quite a challenge. :-)
She is a great artist and they (producer and herself)...
I was always unhappy with my mixes. For the last week I tried to only play bass parts under C3 (C5 for FL Users) and everything else above C5. My mixes sound much cleaner. I'm also analysing the music played on the radio and I would say that they aren't doing anything below C3 aswell. Could this...
Hi everyone! I hope you're well.
I wanted to share with you a concept that not enough people talk about, and it really can make or break an orchestral arrangement: the harmonic series.
I think many people have a natural ear for what sounds muddy or clear in an arrangement, but hopefully this...
I'm looking for some advice on composition in terms of coming up with sections and ideas for motifs and themes. I have now been composing music for about 4 months and feel quite confident in music theory with my 10+ years of playing multiple instruments and in bands but writing...
I picked some of my favourite Witcher 3 - Blood and Wine tracks and arranged them into an epic orchestral medley, completely from scratch! Would love to hear your thoughts/feedback! I mainly used EastWest libraries for the instruments.
Hello fellow musicians!
My name is Andreas and I am a video game music composer. I am from Greece but I've recently moved to U.K. to pursue my career.
Creating orchestral music, guitar-driven music and, sometimes, chiptune stuff is what I would like to believe I am competent enough. Even...
This is my interpretation of Trisection, one of the battle themes from the classic RPG Final Fantasy Tactics. Still obviously in the orchestral genre, but playing around with some different instrumentation, movement, reharmonization and the like. Also testing out an “adventure”...
last night I watched the Super Bowl for a bit. And listening to Gladys Knight performing the national anthem gave me goosebumps, big time (I'm not American btw). So beautiful.
Does anybody know who did the arrangement?
Whoever did it - Thank you!!!! So amazing :-) !!!
Since some time, there has been a lot of what I call "ready-made ensemble" libraries (elsewhere called "instant orchestra"), like Action Strings, Albion One, or the recent The Orchestra. These instruments allow to choose a type of ensemble, a rhythm, a "mood", and with just a keyswitch and...
I thought I'd share something I did on a little break for fun, a few weeks ago, reharmonasing Ed Sheeran's hit "Shape of You" acapella, now in funk/RnB.
All the instrumental parts are virtual:
- Ekeys: Neo Soul Studio Keys (thanks @GospelMusicians for releasing that inspiring...
Hello everyone, this is Joshua from Hong Kong. I've done some work for Chinese TV dramas and some Hong Kong films. Here's a personal project that I would like some feedback to, as I aim to improve my skills in mixing/arranging/orchestrating etc..
This is my personal take of the Game of Thrones...
I think it would be a great idea for members to post "simple" ideas of how to make orchestral music sound more realistic.
For example Im a guitarist by so could tell if a programmed guitar was indeed programmed by certain charicteristics or in orchestral music having the brass higher than the...
It took me quite some time to make this arrangement without any sheet music.
VSTs used :
SoundIron for the Choir
ProjectSam Orchestral essentials for everything else.
I'm open to suggestions if you think that there is something I could have done better for this arrangement.
A while back on my Facebook page, I did a short series of posts called "Composing For Film". One of the topics I got asked about and posted was why laying when using samples is so important. I'm sure there will be people new to composing, so I figured I'd share here. If you already know this...
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