Hey guys, I thought that since I haven't really posted any music(YET!), I'd make some kind of contribution. So, I'm going to try to help some people out with orchestration.
Take this example: Orchestra: Violins, Violas, Celli, Flutes, Piccolos, Bassoons, and a Harpsichord. Not very exciting is it? Let's say the Violins, Flutes, and Bassoons were playing the melody(Team A), and the Violas and Piccolos were playing the accompaniment(Team B), and the Celli and Harpsichord were just playing arpeggios in the key the piece was in(Team C). Not very exciting, is it? Well, what if you added, say, Clarinets to Team A, Oboes to Team B, and Double Basses to Team C? Better? To make the orchestration better, you have to find instruments that are relatively quiet, yet loud enough for the audience to hear, and make the orchestra sound just as good, or better.
I don't know if I'm explaining this right, so if you need help with orchestration in one of your pieces, email me at email@example.com, and I'll see what I can do.
Thanks for reading, good luck, and happy composing!