The only way you are really going to learn orchestration is by a combination or “stacking” learning approaches. You will need: 1. Work with real musicians: Knock on practice room doors, and throw an excerpt on a players stand. You know all those ads you see around music school about “violin teacher available” (fill in the instrument…
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I had the pleasure of doing orchestration work for composer Steve Lebetkin. The vocals feature my friend and wonderful singer Hilary Gardner. The orchestra was recorded in Prague. The player were fantastic. Thank you James Fitzpatrick and Tadlow music for organizing the session. Here is one of three songs we recorded.
Principals of voice leading
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