Realistic Orchestral Strings

Realistic Orchestral Strings

INTRODUCTION   Orchestral elements play a bigger role in today’s music than we might expect. They give the average listener something they can relate to and provide a sense of familiarity in everything from soundtracks and video games to film scores and Top 40...
Quick Arranging Tips: Song Structure

Quick Arranging Tips: Song Structure

INTRODUCTION   So you have a verse or a chorus and some introduction to it. Now you need another section. There’s not much time so you can’t start from scratch, but you don’t want it to sound repetitive. Luckily, making variations and arranging musical phrases in...
Quick Arranging Tips: Intro

Quick Arranging Tips: Intro

TRANSFORM YOUR LOOP INTO AN INTRO SECTION   So you have a nice 16 or 32 bar loop. Moreover, you’ve got a nice mix of instruments blended together. You’ve even got some automation written in and a little processing done. In essence, what sits in front of you is an...