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Manufacturer: Alexander Publishing

Professional Orchestration Volumes 1 and 2A MP3 Audio & Professional Mentor Package

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If you bought Professional Orchestration Volume 1: Solo Instruments and Instrumentation Notes, and Professional Orchestration Volume 2A: Orchestrating the Melody Within the String Section, as single titles, you're going to want this Expanded MP3 Audio/Professional Mentor package - as found in our Home Study Bundles.

In 2010, we completely revised and expanded our Professional Orchestration curriculum by including the Spectrotone Chart™, created by Academy Award® nominee Arthur Lange, which explodes our ability to teach you our common sense way of learning orchestration, MIDI mockup skills, compositional techniques, recording, and mixing - all at your pace.

Now, more than ever - learn and do!
End Result - you learn how to write and produce your own music!

You accomplish this by using our exclusive 117-page Professional Mentor™ workbook which guides you from score analysis all the way through writing and recording 12-13 two-minute original works, plus, an optional full orchestral assignment.

The Professional Mentor™ – much more than a workbook. The Professional Mentor is the heart of Professional Orchestration Volume 1 (available separately) because it turns Professional Orchestration Vol. 1 into a complete home study course that you can do on your schedule at your own pace. There’s never a rush.

Here’s how it works.
With the Professional Mentor, rather than taking a self-test to see if you know the material, you write one piece for each of the 13 solo instruments covered (the equal of roughly a semester’s worth of work at college) before you do your optional “final” project – a full orchestral arrangement. With this approach, you create 13 publishable works that become the basis for your own publishing company, and, you can go to the next step, and create your own CD by doing a MIDI mock-up of your piece.

Instruments you write original works for are:
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Harp.

Now, here’s where the Professional Mentor goes to the next step. The good folks at the Vienna Symphonic Library, and composer Jay Bacal, have allowed us to give you, at no extra charge, 13 solo compositions with MP3 and MIDI files created by Jay for the Vienna Instruments sample library (VSL). Just load the MP3 and MIDI file into your sequencer (the MIDI file is a visual study aid only. It requires the same VSL patches used by Jay for correct playback). You’ll see how Jay created the composition by studying velocity, expression, and mod wheel data. By the time you’ve gone through each instrument, including solo strings, you’ll know what you need to not only write for each instrument, but how to approach doing a MIDI mock-up. It’s a professional education you can apply to any library, too.

Audio Package for Professional Orchestration Volume 1
You get around 12 hours of music in DRM-free MP3 Format licensed from! The Volume 1 Audio Package covers approx. 70% of the musical works used in the Volume 1 book (not all pieces are currently available from eClassical). To fulfill listening requirements that many schools have, you’re given the complete work or movement the majority of the book’s examples are found in. A PDF spreadsheet of timings for the examples is included. Since they’re MP3s, you can download them to your favorite MP3 player and listen wherever you want. Since the MP3s are Digital Rights Management (DRM) free, you can listen on any Mac, PC, or other MP3 device.

The Vol. 2A Audio Supplement Package
Because we cite examples from the same works across all the Professional Orchestration volumes, the audio packages are designed so that you only order the new works not previously quoted in an earlier volume. The Vol. 2A Audio Supplement Package should be combined with the Vol. 1 Audio to cover approximately 60% of the musical works found in Professional Orchestration Volume 2A and about 48% from Volume 2B. Not all pieces are currently available from eClassical, but as more works become available an additional supplement pack will be produced to cover additional pieces.The Vol. 2A Audio Supplement Package contains the complete work or movement the score excerpt is found in, for a total of more than 17 hours of music when combined with the Vol. 1 MP3 Audio files.

Why so much music?
Well, it all has to do with the teaching philosophy behind Professional Orchestration. Listening to a snippet that’s only a few seconds long is, on one hand, very efficient. But how does that example fit into the whole score? What’s the dramatic impact when you hear it? How did the composer set up the example? And how did he exit? These are all questions professionals ask when they study a typical orchestration text. With Professional Orchestration you get the complete symphonic movement the example is found in. So, not only do you hear the example, you hear its place and dramatic impact in the work - something every film/TV composer not only wants to know, but must know if their writing is to be effective.

Do you know the term, DRM? Well, DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. When you download MP3s from some sites, they’ll only work on the device you purchased them on, or through selected players. You can’t just play them anywhere. To be DRM-free, means that once downloaded, these MP3s can be imported into your sequencer or played on any MP3 player: iPod, computer (Mac or PC), even your cell phone. If your car's multimedia system reads MP3s, you can even listen while you drive. The big benefit for you is that you can listen and learn wherever you go. No restrictions.

Download Info:

  • Your download file(s) will be available for 30 days after purchase.
  • x6 .zip files / x1 .pdf
  • approx. 2GB size.

  • Contents

    MP3 Audio & Professional Mentor Package Contents

    The following are instant digital downloads:
    1.Professional Orchestration Volume 1 and 2A MP3 Audio Packages (over 17 Hours of Digital Rights Management Free MP3s covering many of the musical works used in Professional Orchestration Vol. 1 and 2A, and some from 2B. These are the full movements the examples are found in. Timings for Vol. 1 are included on a PDF spreadsheet. Significant savings compared to iTunes and other vendors with DRM-free MP3s) - $99.90 Retail Value
    2.Spectrotone Chart™ - $19.95 Retail Value
    3.Professional Mentor™ Workbook for Volume 1 - $24.95 Retail Value

    Total Value - $144.80

    Plus! Your FREE gift from the Vienna Symphonic Library - 13 MP3/MIDI files to help you learn the techniques of MIDI Mockup!

    Total Download Size: approx. 2GB uncompressed (split into x6 .zip files / x1 PDF)

    Professional Mentor™ for Volume 1 Contents
    1. Lesson Planner
    2. Score Analysis Guide
    3. Orchestral Sketchpad PDF
    4. Spectrotone Analysis Guide
    5. Spectrotone Range Sheets
    6. Recording Spectrotone Combinations
    7. VSL Self-Study MIDI Mockup
    8. Professional Mentor Writing Assignments
    9. Orchestral Sample Library Evaluation Spreadsheets

    Professional Audio Lectures™
    1. Professional Mentor Overview
    2. Score Analysis Overview
    3. Spectrotone Analysis Overview
    4. Spectrotone Range Sheet Assignments
    5. Recording Spectrotone Combinations
    6. VSL Self-Study Overview
    7. Professional Mentor Writing Assignments Overview DRM-Free MP3 Audio Package for Volumes 1 and 2A

    Symphony 5:
    1. Allegro con brio
    2. Andante
    3-4. Allegro
    Symphony 6 (Pastoral):
    1. Allegro ma non troppo
    2. Andante molto mosso
    3. Allegro
    Symphony 7:
    2. Allegretto
    Symphony 9:
    4. Finale - Presto

    Symphony Fantastique:
    1. Reveries (Passions)
    2. Un bal
    3. Scene aux champs
    4. Marche au supplice
    5. Songe d'une nuit de Sabbat

    Carmen Suites Complete:
    Suite #1: 1. Prelude - Aragonaise
    Suite #1: 2. Intermezzo
    Suite #1: 3. Seguidilla
    Suite #1: 4. Les dragons de Alcala
    Suite #1: 5. Marche du toreador
    Suite #2: 1. Marche des contrabandiers
    Suite #2: 2. Habanera
    Suite #2: 3. Nocturne
    Suite #2: 4. Chanson du toreador
    Suite #2: 5. Garde montant
    Suite #2: 6. Danse bohemienne
    L'Arlesienne Suites:
    Suite #1: 1. Prelude
    Suite #1: 2. Minuet
    Suite #1: 3. Allegro
    Suite #1: 4. Carillon
    Suite #2: 1. Pastorale
    Suite #2: 2. Intermezzo
    Suite #2: 3. Minuet
    Suite #2: 4. Farandole

    Polovtsian Dances
    In the Steppes of Central Asia
    Symphony #2:
    1. Allegro
    2. Scherzo
    3. Andante
    4. Finale (Allegro)


    Images 1: Gigues
    Images 2: Iberia - Par les rues et par les chemins
    Images 2: Iberia - Les parfums de la nuit
    Images 2: Iberia - Le matin d'un jour de fete
    Images 3: Rondes de printemps
    Danse Sacree
    Danse Profane
    La Mer:
    1. De l'aube a midi sur la mer
    2. Jeux de vagues
    3. Dialogue du vent et de la mer

    Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Symphony #9 (New World):
    2. Largo
    4. Allegro con fuoco

    The Planets:
    1. Mars
    2. Venus
    3. Mercury
    4. Jupiter
    5. Saturn
    6. Uranus
    7. Neptune

    Symphony #1 (Titan):
    1. Langsam Schleppend
    2. Scherzo kraftig bewegt
    3. Feierlich und gemessen ohne zu schleppen
    4. Sturmisch bewegt
    Symphony #9:
    1. Andante comodo
    2. Im Tempo Eines
    3. Rondo
    4. Adagio

    A Midsummer Night's Dream:
    Wedding March
    Symphony #4 (Italian):
    1. Allegro vivace
    2. Andante con moto
    3. Con moto moderato
    4. Saltarello

    Night on Bald Mountain

    Symphony #36:
    1. Adagio Allegro spiritoso
    2. Andante
    3. Menuetto
    4. Presto
    Symphony #41:
    1. Allegro vivace
    2. Andante cantabile
    3. Menuetto
    4. Molto allegro

    Lt. Kije:
    3. Kije's wedding
    4. Troika

    Daphnis and Chloe Suite #2
    La Valse
    Mother Goose Suite:
    1. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
    2. Petit Poucet
    3. Laideronnette imperatrice des Pagodes
    4. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bete
    5. Le jardin feerique

    Cappricio Espagnole:
    1. Alborda
    2. Variazioni
    3. Alborada
    4. Scena e canto gitano
    5. Fandango asturiano Coda
    1. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
    2. The Kalender Prince
    3. The Young Prince and the Young Princess
    4. Festival at Baghdad - The Sea

    Danse Macabre

    Chamber Symphony #1 for 15 Solo Instruments

    Symphony #1 (Spring):
    1. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace

    Swan of Tuonela

    Don Juan
    Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

    The Rite of Spring:
    1. L'adoration de la terre
    2. Le Sacrifice

    Symphony #4:
    3. Scherzo Pizzicato ostinato allegro
    Symphony #6 (Pathetique):
    1. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
    The Nutcracker:
    2. March
    3. Danse de la fee
    4. Danse Russe (Trepak)
    6. Danse chinoise
    7. Danse des mirlitons
    8. Valse des fleurs

    Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg Prelude
    Parsifal Prelude
    Tristan und Isolde Prelude
    Lohengrin Prelude
    Ride of the Valkyries
    Der Fliegende Hollander Flying Dutchman Overture(Flying Dutchman)

    Anton Webern
    Passacaglia for Orchestra Op. 1

    Spectrotone Chart

    Spectrotone Chart

    Because Professional Orchestration™ is the first orchestral scoring series to come out of the scoring stages of Los Angeles, we’re excited to announce the addition of the Spectrotone Chart™, created by Academy Award® nominee Arthur Lange, who was also music director for MGM and other studios.

    Using the Spectrotone Chart you'll learn how to create effective orchestral combinations by understanding which instruments will blend well together in which registers, or which instruments will provide a more contrasting tone-color when placed together. You'll also learn starting insights on orchestral balance within each section of strings, brass and winds.

    In Arthur Lange’s own words, the Spectrotone Chart is, “a colorgraphic exposition of tone-color combinations and balance as practiced in modern orchestration.”

    The Spectrotone Chart has applications to any style of music that makes use of orchestral instruments. It shows orchestral balance and color at a glance. With the Spectrotone Chart, visual colors are used to describe instrumental tone-colors, making it possible to determine in advance the true balance of any orchestral color effects. Because the Spectrotone Chart does away with trial and error guessing, you can use it when arranging, composing, recording or mixing. With its color coded approach, you can quickly work out combinations by instrument, by range, and by specific notes.

    Each tone-color has an additional timbre description that changes depending on the type of articulation used. In your PDF Guides you're given a chart of Articulation Tables by tone-color, by instrument that show how the timbre can change, and also how this will affect the intensity and carrying power of that instrument. You'll know when an instrument in a particular register will be strong in intensity, or when it will be weak and possibly need reinforcing by another instrument.

    For mixing purposes and applying EQ, we’ve added the Hz frequencies for each pitch under the keyboard shown at the bottom of the chart.

    Because the Spectrotone Chart is a must have for all arrangers, composers and recording engineers, we've made it a part of our Professional Orchestration curriculum.

    The Spectrotone Chart is a digital download item, that can be used as an on-screen reference, or printed out on a variety of different sized papers. It's designed for 18" x 24" poster printing, but can be resized on a home color printer.

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