Orchestration Journey 3 – Strings – Elgar’s Nimrod

The string section is the most used groups in the orchestra. For one thing, they don’t need to rest an embouchure, and the expressive quality of the strings is versatile so they get a lot of play time. If the look of 20 staves on a page all at once feels daunting to you thenContinue reading “Orchestration Journey 3 – Strings – Elgar’s Nimrod”

Just Mickey Mousing Around Here

A reddit post caught my attention this week, about film music and the phrase “Mickey Mouse” as a way to describe a composition style. I’ve been thinking about this post for a few days now and on some projects I’ve done a true Mickey Mouse job at scoring, admitting that with no shame. What IContinue reading “Just Mickey Mousing Around Here”

Sampling Autoharp and Pan Pipe

Listen to the clip to hear my new sampled instruments in action: This week I recorded 2 instruments and created digital sample instruments from them. This is the first I’ve done with sampling instruments to be reused with midi. The motivation for this was my coming across an Autoharp in a second hand store. IContinue reading “Sampling Autoharp and Pan Pipe”