Learn how to write for orchestra, section by section, covering everything from instrument ranges, to articulation effects, to advice in how best to write for each instrument, and scoring techniques. Each package includes helpful demonstrations of the many different playing techniques as well as how to adapt a simple piano score to a fully orchestrated piece. This course will guide you through each aspect step by step in a clear and informative manner, lesson by lesson.
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Hi, I’m Gareth and I'm passionate about developing ‘the all round musician’.
Nearly 35 years of music examining with ABRSM, work with the BBC on Radio and TV, experience on the international concert platform, as a published composer and arranger, have brought rich resources to the 40 years of teaching in which I've engaged.
Scholarships at The Royal College of Music, Oxford University and St. Paul’s Cathedral gave me fantastic opportunities to learn from the best musicians, scholars and teachers. Working as Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School then provided a wonderful opportunity to develop my teaching skills.
Teaching individuals and groups of all ages, and at all stages of development have refined a teaching approach that I hope is fun and engaging, and focused on explaining things clearly and logically. And that is what these courses are all about - understanding the basic principles with clarity, then going deeper, applying them to your musical life and liberating yourself as a musician.
It’s a rich and amazing journey, and I can’t wait for you to join me today!
StartLesson 1 - The Violin (9:23)
StartLesson 2 - The Viola (9:10)
PreviewLesson 3 - The Cello (7:44)
StartLesson 4 - The Double Bass (6:25)
StartLesson 5 - The Harp (10:05)
StartLesson 6 - Writing for Strings (24:26)
StartLesson 7 - Scoring for Strings (25:37)
StartLesson 8 - Articulation Effects (11:29)