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  1. ChrisSiuMusic

    How to Arrange Lush Broadway Orchestrations! (Using 1 Simple Rule)

    Hi friends! Fewer things excite us more than the strength and beauty of a full sweeping orchestra. But how do we approach arranging for a full and lush texture? What instruments tend to go first? In this video, I'll share my personal approach on how you can get moving Broadway orchestrations...
  2. ChrisSiuMusic

    String Arranging for Beginners: How I Use the 5 Sections!

    Hey friends! In today's video, we'll dive into my personal approach for lush string writing, and explore some techniques to achieve a full and rich sound by defining how we use each string section. Please enjoy!
  3. ChrisSiuMusic

    This arrangement and harmony are beautiful. Analyzing Josh Groban's 'She'!

    Hey friends! In today's video, let's take a look at Josh Groban's rendition of 'She', a beautiful song from his newest album 'Harmony'. Please enjoy!
  4. ChrisSiuMusic

    How to Write Beautiful Intros!

    Hey friends! In today's video, let's discuss the importance of the first impression, and how to take your listener on a journey right from the onset of your piece. Enjoy!
  5. ChrisSiuMusic

    Writing for Percussion: An In-Depth Look (with Joshua Sohn)

    Hey friends! In today's video, I'm pleased to bring on fellow composer and YouTuber Joshua Sohn! As many of you have asked questions about percussion writing, arranging, and orchestration, I thought it only appropriate that we do a dedicated video on percussion by someone who specializes in...
  6. ChrisSiuMusic

    How To Write and Orchestrate For Woodwinds and Brass - Explained!

    Hi friends! Today, let's take a slightly different path and examine how to write in a chorale style for woodwinds and brass. With so many colours at our disposal, what's a good way to approach this? Let's dive in.
  7. ChrisSiuMusic

    2 Keys to Emotional String Writing (Focus & Voice Leading)

    Hi friends! There's always a lot of talk about arranging and orchestration on this forum, so I wanted to share a little analysis I did of a beautiful piece, written by a friend of mine (Seycara Orchestral). We cover melody, harmony, counterpoint, and some orchestration devices. Please enjoy...
  8. ChrisSiuMusic

    2 Keys to Emotional String Writing (Focus & Voice Leading)

    Hi friends! There's always a lot of talk about arranging and orchestration on this forum, so I wanted to share a little analysis I did of a beautiful piece, written by a friend of mine (Seycara Orchestral). We cover melody, harmony, counterpoint, and some orchestration devices. Please enjoy...
  9. Norman

    20 New Videos on Film Composition and Orchestration

    20 Free Videos on Film Composition and Orchestration from Ludwin Music I'm posting a new series of video classes on Beginning and Advanced Orchestration, Modern Harmony, Examining The Rite of Spring, Film Music Seminar, Developing Variation, and Writing for Strings...
  10. ChrisSiuMusic

    How To Write & Arrange For Strings (Explained)

    Hi everyone! As you may know, I'm currently doing a 'Quick Tips' series this month, where I upload a video a day in regards to any topic on composition, arranging, and mixing. I wanted to share this video in particular, which is actually the most in-depth video I've done this month. If you've...
  11. MatthewHarnage

    How much do you pay attention to voicing?

    Hey everyone, I've been diving deep into some voicing techniques to improve my arranging and sketch to full score process. How much do you all pay attention to these kinds of things? I feel like is so important yet so many composition texts overlook it or don't really explain how important it...
  12. creativeforge

    Composer vs Arranger: what if you can't do both?

    Hi all, sorry if I don't have the industry jargon right, but please indulge me. :) I'm not a professional composer, but I still compose my own music as there is nothing else I can do but work that way. Sometimes I even think some of it has potential. 1- But can you get work as a composer - as...
  13. AoiichiNiiSan

    Writing for the Orchestra- with Vlad and the Moscow Bow Tie Orchestra with real, recorded examples

    This seems like it'll be a useful resource for those here who want to learn a bit more about orchestration, and hear how it practically works. Vlad has written specific examples to demonstrate the techniques and arrangements he talks about, which have all been recorded by a real orchestra for...
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