Daily Film scoring bits

Welcome to the Daily Film Scoring Bits. On this page I post on a more or less daily basis little tips, tricks and advices about film scoring in general but also more specific topics like orchestration, composition, working relationships, business advices etc.

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Vibrato

The amount and intensity of vibrato as a default playing style is highly depending on the instrument and also location of the orchestra. While string...

Working at Home

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