Homogenous (String) Voicings

Homogenous (String) Voicings When you want to create a homogenous sound for example in the string section, take care that adjacent voices don’t exceed an octave. This is just a rule of thumb and sometimes, voice leading etc. justifies for larger gaps but in general,...

Exotic Scale Runs

Exotic Scale Runs When writing runs for any instrument that is capable of playing runs, you should stick to plausible scales. Instrumentalists practice their whole life to play scale runs in any form – upwards, downwards, starting on different scale degrees etc....

Bow Length Duration on Strings

Bow Length Duration on Strings The time of how long one bow length lasts on string instruments is massively depending on the dynamic degree it is being played. For instance on Violins playing a super soft pianissimo, it is possible to extend the time until you need to...

Bow Tremolo Stamina

Bow Tremolo Stamina While bow tremolos on the strings create a great shimmering or a very climactic effect, make sure to not write too long passages in tremolo. Especially on loud dynamics, this technique becomes quite exhausting and eventually the muscles of your...
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