Composer Mark Lucas sent a recording to us, wanting to hear it arranged for orchestra. The song, sung rubato in wordless melody over strummed guitar accompaniment, showed terrific pitch and heartfelt emotion. It’s a work of passion, as you can hear … [Read more...] about Orchestral Arranging Case Study
How-to articles for Music Arrangers
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We heard from David Di Salvo, representing the Milpitas, CA Community Concert Band, with an offer of commission to do an arrangement of "Hot Cross Buns" as a piece within a food-themed program. In response to his request for some program notes regarding … [Read more...] about Concert Band Arranging Case Study
We're offering a Complete Online Course in Finale Visit our new Finale Training Site for details about the course - or use the form at the bottom to book a One-to-One session immediately. Screen Share Support Finale can be complicated and frustrating. … [Read more...] about Finale Training | Tutoring | Screen Share
What's different about FInale 2012? The biggest thing different about Finale 2012 is the Score Manager. The (Mac) keyboard shortcut Command-K gets you there, to find functions that used to be in File Info, Instrument setup and the Staff too. One tab is … [Read more...] about What’s different about Finale 2012?
A question often asked is - what makes a great music arrangement? It's great if it's written with the lyric and against the melody (has oppositional countermelodies), and organic reharmonization of the original chords. "With the lyric" means the … [Read more...] about What Makes a Great Music Arrangement?