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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. ChrisSiuMusic

    ScoreTalk (A Score Analysis Series)

    Hi friends, I wanted to share with you a new video series I started on my YouTube channel, in which I take popular scores and analyze them by harmonic progression, melodic shape, structure, and more. I really hope you enjoy! Here is the first video, all about the classic Home Alone theme. Enjoy!
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    ScoreTalk (Ep. 2): Why The 'Schindler's List' Theme Is So Beautiful

    Hi all! In this video, let's explore one of the sadder themes of John Williams, and what makes it so special. Please enjoy!
  6. ChrisSiuMusic

    How To Turn a Piano Sketch Into a Full String Arrangement

    Hey composers! Today's video is a highly-requested one: string arranging! Please enjoy my take on the process, and my workflow when it comes to this style of music.
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    Cinesamples: 90's Retro Trumpets (A Review)

    Hey composers! In my final video of the year, I wanted to end off with a review of one of my favourite libraries to date, and this is the 90's Retro Trumpets from Cinesamples. It's a beautiful library intended for soaring trumpet melodies. Please enjoy!
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