Written Out Warm Ups for Brass

Written out warm ups for Brass On longer cues that incorporate the brass only briefly and only on some sections of the cue, it is easier for the players if you help them with a “written out warm up” rather than throwing them into cold water by requesting a big and...

Marking Scores During Recording Sessions

Marking Scores During Recording Sessions In recording session situations, it is crucial to keep an overview over which parts of a cue are already covered in a good take and which parts still need another take or a few bars to patch them later in the editing. A very...

Score Bindings in Recording Sessions

Score Bindings in Recording Sessions When you’re preparing score sheet material for a recording session by yourself, avoid ring binding. Especially plastic ring bindings create a lot of noise which multiplies especially on string sections when 7 or 8 desks turn pages...

Fermatas in Film Scoring

Fermatas in Film Scoring When scoring a movie by writing score sheets for the reason of having  it played by real instruments at one point, avoid fermatas and breath marks. These musical markings are very open to interpretation and it get’s even more complicated to...