Posts Tagged:Douglas Gibson Composer

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Orchestrating Piano Music

One great practice for both learning orchestration and learning composition (they are connected you know) is taking an existing piece of music for piano and experimenting with orchestration.   For a little fun, I took an original piano composition by my friend Rob Kovacs and did an orchestration.I am posting on here so you can…

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Shostakovich – 101

  As someone who loves most (not all) of the of the music of Shostakovich (I am fan of most Russian composers) I can offer a few points for an introduction. 1. One of the sad historical “What would have been” facts is that his opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District put him in deep…

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Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind Of Traitor

I was thrilled to work on this film as orchestrator

Douglas Gibson Composer: Essence for String Quartet, Guitar, and Shakuhachi

General Principles of Orchestration | Music Composition Lessons in New York

Music Composition Lesson: Expanding Complex Sonorities

Study with Doug Gibson

I have three spots currently (as of March 2012) available for one-on one study. My studio is ideally located in the heart of Manhattan, just 2 blocks away from Carnegie Hall. Contact me to reserve your spot.

Composing for the Guitar (Part 2)

In my previous post I mentioned some of the critical things one needs to consider when composing for the guitar. I detailed the voicing on the piano that are crucial to know for composing well for the Guitar. I thought in this post I would simply detail some of the most famous compositions in the…

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Orchestration 101: From piano to woodwinds

The following example take a short composition for piano and is arranged for a large wind section of an orchestra (with auxiliary instruments)

How to write for Guitar

Writing for the guitar can be a very perplexing experience if you are a composer who does not play the instrument. With the exception of solo harp, guitar seems to be one of the most confusing instruments to write for. I aim to offer composers a brief tutorial on how to write stylistically for the…

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Film Scoring Devices: Creating Killer Ostinatos

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