Orchestration Standard Rules

ORCHESTRATION STANDARD RULES One of the biggest misconceptions about orchestration is that people who just start to learn it think there is a definite set of rules to follow like “If situation x then always do y.” There are no such things as “Top orchestration...

Optimal Range for Timpani

Optimal Range for Timpani Timpani sound best between the f below middle c and the f one octave lower. Even though their range exceeds that limit, in the very lowest register the membrane needs to lose so much tension that the sound gets muddy and unfocussed....