How to create an orchestral song #3: Putting it all together
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Hey guys, Today is the third and last part of the how to create an orchestral song series! I hope you’re really fired up now, because today is the day we will put it all together: your musical choices, your … Read More

How to create an orchestral song #2: Voicings, harmony and polyphony
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Hey guys, In this second part of how to create an orchestral song, I will show you tons of ways to transform your basic guitar or piano chords to interesting harmonizations. Did you miss a part of these series? Here … Read More

How to create an orchestral song #1: Prepping your song
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Hey guys, I’m really excited because this is the first part of a mini series on how to create an orchestral song! Writing a full-bodied orchestral accompaniment for your song isn’t difficult at all, and in the upcoming couple of … Read More

A beginner’s guide to Schönberg’s twelve tone technique
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Today’s blogpost is about twelve tone technique. I still remember my first reaction to the assignment in my first year at the conseervatorium: “Why would anyone want to write that kind of music, without any recognizable (and catchy) melody?” But … Read More

How to transcribe a piano piece to string quartet
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Do you ever think by yourself: “What a beautiful piece of music, if only it was written for my instrument!” Well, how about arranging it yourself? It’s not difficult at all, you just have to keep some simple things in … Read More

My favourite books on music creation
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As with every craftsman, I keep some professional literature on my bookshelf. Well… Some? A whole boat load actually! Books from basic music theory to songwriting to music in films and games – I have a whole shelf full of useful, … Read More

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