Term Schedule

MIDI Orchestration 2015

Sept 12-13

  • Online information + links. Orchestral setup/template Logic and Kontakt.
  • MIDI files.

Sept 19-20

  • The classical orchestra and Beethoven 5th Symphony. Scores.
  • Orchestra setup 2.

Sept 26-27

  • The online Rimsky-Korsakov Orchestration Book- Strings
  • Working with articulation in MIDI

Oct 3-4 

  • Strings 2
  •  Working with volume and automation in MIDI

Oct 10-11 – Thanksgiving Oct 10

Oct 17-18

  • Woodwinds 1 – Berlioz
  • Shaping a MIDI performance – different versions of Beethoven 5

Oct 24-25

  • 1st assignment due – Woodwinds 2
  • Note entry in Logic- Intro to Sibelius

Nov 1-2 

  • Brass 1 – The large orchestra – Mahler
  • Transferring Logic Files to Sibelius or other notation program

Nov 7-8  

  • Brass 2- Jazz Orchestra- Duke Ellington
  • Sibelius work

Nov 14-15 

  • Percussion- Stravinsky Rite of Spring
  • Combining orchestral groups

Nov 21-22

  • Orchestral harmony
  • Movie scoring

Nov 28-29

  • 2nd assignment due
  • Mixing, sound shaping

Dec 6 –  3rd assignment due

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