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By Andrea Pejrolo, Richard DeRosa

ISBN-10: 0240520211

ISBN-13: 9780240520216

Get entire information on either conventional orchestration and smooth construction thoughts with this precise booklet. With powerful reasons and transparent illustrations, you'll how to combine the conventional method of orchestration with the fashionable sequencing ideas and instruments to be had. you will find tips to bridge the 2 methods so as to improve your ultimate production.

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Generally, there are keyboards or guitars. Although their function musically is similar, but because the instruments are physically so different, their practical application must be considered. 4 Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer Color and style The vast array of instruments that are found in a rhythm section offers an arranger many choices. The choice of instrument affects the music’s color and style. Outlined below are several of the more commonly used instruments, along with their most stereotypical effects.

3 Register and the overtone series Within each instrument’s range there are registers. They are divided into three general areas—low, middle and high—and each register usually offers a different color, mood or expression. 7). Each single note produces its overtone series based on the following intervals from low (1st overtone) to high. The first overtone is at the interval of the octave, then the perfect 5th, the perfect 4th, the major 3rd, two consecutive minor 3rds, and finally a series of major and minor 2nds.

Organs are mostly heard in jazz, gospel, rock, and church music. There are many types of organ, but the most classic one for popular music is the Hammond B-3. Its sound is heard through a very large Leslie speaker cabinet that helps identify its unique sound. There are still a few organists who are so dedicated that they will perform in live situations with this instrument (it is quite large and difficult to transport) but, for convenience, there are many smaller electric keyboards that, with the best of intentions, attempt to capture the sound of this wonderful instrument.

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