Saturday, October 11, 2008

Film Scoring I - Strawberry Shortcake

How are we all doing on this 1st assignment? I feel like mine is the gearing up to be the cheesiest piece of music ever written. But then again...it is just a girl getting a cupcake.

6 comments:

Renata said...

Not done yet... I haven't even handed in my clicks! Santa Ana got me sick, too...
Hey, does anyone remember what clarinet we are supposed to write for? In G? In Ab? I haven't the slightest idea (and would very much like to avoid any transposition problems such as my faux-pas with the Horn in Orchestration class)...
Joe, I have a feeling that cheese is not so bad for this particular piece. Just don't forget the strawberry part, which I think this film's makers would appreciate. It rings of "chihuahua".

aaron said...

Hmm, I'll be giving you some stiff competition re: cheese tomorrow Joe. But let's be honest, the whole movie premise reaks of muenster and camembert anyways...

Renata, we're writing for B-flat clarinet, so you can keep the score itself at concert pitch (all instruments in the same key) but for the clarinetist's individual part everything should be written a whole step higher.

How come I'm not getting an e-mail when you create a new post, Joe, but only when someone responds to one?

Renata said...

Thanks Aaron.
By the way, is there such a thing as a clarinet in Ab or one in G? Sibelius seems to think they exist, but Thom does not... hmm.

By the way, Joe, I don't get emails with your posts anymore either. I only find them when I access the blog.
Good luck to you all tomorrow!

m0joe said...

How did everyone do? I gave conducting a shot but totally got lost and gave it to Thom after the first round. The music came out pretty good though!

aaron said...

I think it went pretty well; it will be interesting to hear it all mixed and mastered and played against the film. Renata had a nice samba thing happening which she let me be a small part of :) Do you suppose we'll really watch and critique all 24 of them next week?

Renata said...

I didn't get to hear more than a couple of people's work (I was late), but mine went almost smoothly...
Aaron saved the day! I inexplicably didn't realize there was only one percussionist for all the percussion instruments mentioned, so I wrote a shaker line throughout the piece, and many vibes and xylophone lines, and if it weren't for Aaron the shaker line would have been lost.
Thanks again Aaron!
I think Thom will characteristically plough through all 24 pieces in 3 hours. I hope we get to hear a good amount of criticism to get the best out of the class.