Arranging for Strings is an advanced level course in Music Arranging. This Course specially designed for the students, who want to arrange for Strings section for various styles of Music. The course systematically teaches the students to learn, understand and master the Techniques of Arranging for Strings to become a successful Music Arrangers and Orchestrators.
Violin: Ranges and Technical Possibilities.
Viola: Ranges and Technical Possibilities.
Cello: Ranges and Technical Possibilities.
Contra Bass: Ranges and Technical Possibilities.
Distributing Four Parts Harmony to the String Section.
Melody, Counter Melody and Accompaniment writing for Strings section.
Writing Rhythmic Accompaniment for a String section.
Pizzicato Arranging Technique.
Writing Arpeggios for the String Section.
Low Register Solo Passages and accompaniment writing Technique.
Writing Solo Passages for Cello.
Coupling Two String Instruments.
Chordal Vamping Writing.
Divisi Part writing Technique for String Section.
Octave Melody writing for two different String Instruments
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. The students should be good at Western Music Notation reading and writing. The Students must have completed Tonal Harmony Course (First year Harmony).
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, Trillian, Omnisphere, Piano, Electric Piano, and Groove Agent. Battery and Guitar VST Plug-ins.
PC or Mac system.
The Study of Orchestration by Samuel Adler.
A Handbook of Musical Knowledge by James Murray Brown.
Tonal Harmony by Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne.
Weekly two classes and each class is one hour.
Duration of the course is six months.