Tyler Hughes replied to AnundEngdal's discussion Should I maintain a good voice independence when writing horn parts for small jazz ensemble?
"I would just harmonies it to where it sounds the best to you. Part-Writing rules are more or less just for study and analysis. In a sketch I would just write simply just the chord names and when you begin writing in the ensemble, write the harmonies…"
Mar 9, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to AnundEngdal's discussion Studying celtic music?
"Yes, this was my first attempt with Cubase last April. Since then, I have rendered a few pieces, but last April I did not know anything concerning compression, eq, or reverb as you can probably tell in the recording. The sample came from Cinewinds…"
Nov 29, 2015
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to AnundEngdal's discussion Studying celtic music?
"I am very impressed Rodney. This your first attempt!
The Uilleann Pipe sound is very close to reality (compared to what I can do) Do you have samples for it in your library?
The legato of the grace notes and the glissandi are very well rendered.…"
Nov 29, 2015
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to AnundEngdal's discussion Studying celtic music?
"I've studied Celtic music for about a decade now and always use the techniques that I have stumbled upon. I'm not proud of this rendering since it's the very first time I ever used Cubase, but it shows you several of the common ornaments and how to…"
Nov 28, 2015
AnundEngdal replied to AnundEngdal's discussion Studying celtic music?
"Thanks so much for your time and help! Seems like i got quite a bit of stuff to work with now."
Nov 27, 2015
3n0k2z9tr31nu replied to AnundEngdal's discussion Studying celtic music?
"I also share a love of Celtic music.  Many say that Celtic music is an aural tradition that is best passed down "ear by ear."  I mostly agree with that and in my opinion, the best teachers of Celtic music are those who play it very well.    
There…"
Nov 26, 2015
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to AnundEngdal's discussion Studying celtic music?
"Sorry, the above link I gave doesn't seem to work on my laptop (I don't know why, but I got a suspicion :-)), so try here:

http://rebetiko.sealabs.net/socrates2/viewforum.php?f=406"
Nov 26, 2015
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to AnundEngdal's discussion Studying celtic music?
"Hi there Anund,
I am also a Celtic music enthusiast and I used to play it a lot in the past. My only source were drunken (or just tipsy) Irish musicians and their aural tradition. Later on I bought a few tune books and I tought myself to play from…"
Nov 26, 2015
David Unger replied to AnundEngdal's discussion Writing vs performing music: What is easier to succeed at?
"I'd say perfoming any day. At least that is if you are not performing only your own music. Selling new music to concert arrangers can be very difficult (depending perhaps on the type of music, but my experience lies within the classical field),…"
Nov 9, 2015
Michael Lofting replied to AnundEngdal's discussion The roles of the instruments in an orchestra
"What Bob says is sound advice, starting small and working up.
Also I learnt a lot about orchestration by being in an orchestra. Listening to how a conductor would pull pieces apart at rehearsals. If you can get to sit in at rehearsals, even an…"
Nov 9, 2015
AnundEngdal replied to AnundEngdal's discussion The roles of the instruments in an orchestra
"Solid tips here, thanks a bunch. Rodney, you are hitting the head of the nail. The problem is that I want to write "epic" kind of music or at least have the style in my repertoire if you can say it that way.  But I still do want to use the woodwinds…"
Nov 9, 2015
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to AnundEngdal's discussion The roles of the instruments in an orchestra
"If you want to write like Hans Zimmer, simply buy all of the Spitfire products, the synth Zebra, and Cinesamples' epic grooves 2. I forgot what's it called but it's something like that."
Nov 9, 2015
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to AnundEngdal's discussion The roles of the instruments in an orchestra
"The problem is he is listening to composers like Hans Zimmer who doesn't know what to do with certain instruments like bassoons, trumpets, or tuba either. For example, in his last score in interstellar he incorporated a huge woodwind section with…"
Nov 9, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to AnundEngdal's discussion The roles of the instruments in an orchestra
"To supplement score study, it would also help to read a textbook on orchestration. I personally find The Study of Orchestration by Samuel Adler very helpful; it comes with CDs containing audio clips of examples shown in the book, which is an…"
Nov 9, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to AnundEngdal's discussion The roles of the instruments in an orchestra
"What you're asking for is the question of orchestration. This is a huge topic of which volumes can (and have) been written. I don't think any answer you can get here will be sufficient to explain all aspects of this large subject. Since you stated…"
Nov 9, 2015
Lara Poe replied to AnundEngdal's discussion Writing vs performing music: What is easier to succeed at?
"Depends on what you're best at.  Why not do both (ex. start an ensemble and play your music and other music)?"
Nov 8, 2015
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