Saturday, August 30, 2008

Everyone's Next Quarter Schedule

Who's taking what???

From Renata:
"I just wanted to ask what classes everyone is taking next quarter.
Joe and I are taking Film Scoring 1, Synthestration and Writing for Strings (with Norman).
Aaron is taking Film Scoring one, and I believe the "how to" guide lectures, and I'm not sure about the third one. Sarah, are you taking any classes in September? Anyone else?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Orchestration - Real People!!

Sorry I haven't been keeping up. These last few assignments have been real killers. Did Norman say we do or don't need to write in bowing for the strings?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

This harpy is killing me

Is anyone finding luck with #2 on the Orchestration homework? I began with something like:
---|^-^^ (minus sign means natural)
but everything kind of goes to heck at the 4th chord. I don't know if I exactly feel right omitting a note to make it playable-it kind of seems like cheating. Speaking of cheating, I put this in Sibelius and the least amount of changes I could get 2a down to was 8. And that's with 2 on the same foot before the 3rd and 4th chords.

Does anyone have any suggestions of notes to omit to make this a little nicer? Are 2 moves on one foot forbidden or just not advised?

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Poulenc PIece

I downloaded it off iTunes. Have any of you listened to it? It's like a million miles an hour! I'm sure I can get Finale to do it but Aaron, is this really a piece that a percussion ensemble would play??