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Welcome to my next little tutorial. This time I will talk a little bit about rhythmical aspects to be considered when writing for (real) orchestra, as – not surprisingly – not everything that grooves in your mind or sequencer will come out as you want it when you’re dealing with an orchestra. First of all, why talk about this issue at all? Since filmmusic came up, it has always been a medium which melts together many...

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Welcome to the second part of the tutorial about my little piece “The Last Survivor”. If you want to read the first part of this tutorial, head over to Making of “The Last Survivor” – Part I The score sheet for this track as PDF is available HERE Bar 20 – 27 Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to...

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Welcome to my next little tutorial. Due to the many questions I received concering my short orchestral action piece “The Last Survivor”, I decided to share a little insight into this little track. This track has the only purpose to fill up my showreel with a few action styles but had the limitation of not being much longer than 90 seconds. So I decided to go for a somewhat “Suite”-like appraoch, trying to fit in as many styles in...

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Tutorial: The Orchestra


Posted on Aug 28, 2009 in Articles

Welcome to my second tutorial. This time I will talk a bit about the orchestra itself, especially certain practical issues to keep in mind when you write for an orchestra. So you decided you want to write for an orchestra, maybe even a real orchestra, but at least you want to write for something that sounds like orchestra – a sample library, and you also want it to actually sound like an orchestra. It’s not like you need a...

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Tutorial: The Harmonic Series

Tutorial: The Harmonic Series


Posted on Aug 10, 2009 in Articles

Welcome to my first tutorial. Due to the many emails and messages I get, asking for certain things, I decided to start this little tutorial section on my webpage in which I will publish tutorials dealing with issues concering composition, orchestration and specifically writing music for movies. I will focus on purely musical issues in these tutorials which don’t require needing any special software skills etc. as there are still...

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