The art of distributing the four-part music to the Orchestra consisting of Woodwind Section, Brass Section, Percussions and String Section.
Individual instruments Ranges and Technical possibilities of a Symphony Orchestra consisting of the Woodwind section, Brass Section, Percussions and String Section.
The Techniques of using the Orchestral Instruments for writing solos (Foreground Material), Middle ground material (Counter-Melodies) and Background material (Orchestral Accompaniments).
How to Write for the Combination of Instruments.
Transcribing piano music to the Orchestra.
How to use the Orchestra as Accompanist to Vocal Soloist or the Choir.
Orchestration course is an advanced level course in Music Arranging. This course teaches the students:
Bowed String Instruments.
Individual Bowed String Instruments.
Plucked String Instruments.
Scoring for Strings.
The Woodwind Choir.
Scoring for Woodwinds and Woodwind-String Combinations.
Introduction to Brass Instruments.
Individual Brass Instruments.
Scoring for Brass and Brass Combined with Strings and Winds.
Scoring for Percussion with Keyboard Alone or in Combination.
Scoring for Orchestra.
The Orchestral Transcription.
The Orchestra as Accompaniment for Vocal Soloists.
The Preparation of Score and Parts.
The students must have completed Music Theory 1, 2 and 3 courses or must have completed Grade 8 theory exam conducted by Trinity College of Music, London or ABRSM and should be good in Western Music Notation reading and writing.
The student must have completed First Year Harmony (Tonal Harmony Course) or should be good in four-part writing. It is not possible to Study Orchestration without completing the study of Tonal Harmony course and Counterpoint course.
Software and Hardware Requirements
Any sequencing software (Cubase or LogicPro).
The students should be able to sequence music using MIDI keyboard.
The Students should also know how to use VST Plug-ins.
The Students should buy the Kontakt Library, Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Woodwinds, Hollywood Brass, Orchestral Percussions, Orchestral Keyboards, Piano and Groove Agent.
PC or Mac system.
The Study of Orchestration by Samuel Adler.
The Technique of Orchestration by Kent Wheeler Kennan.
Weekly two classes and each class is one hour.
Duration of the course is four months.