Hello fellow composers,
one problem has struck me hard the last couple of month. I've started to put emphasis on realistically orchestrating my music for actual musicians and have started to read books on the topic. I've started to gain knowledge on the ranges and tone colors of instruments, but I find it hard to make out what is playable for the musician. Basic facts such as: Is it possible to play chords? Can the instrument actually be this silent? Can the musician reach all of the notes at the same time? They give me a hard time.
Does anyone of you kno good lecture that discusses more than the range, color, usual use and notation for instruments? I'm looking for some lecture that discusses what's possible on the instrument, apart from the range or the structure and color of sound. I'd appreciate every but of help :)
(Sorry, but not sure if this is the right category to put this in)