A Few New Things
It has been very busy, much busier than usual, with two feature film scores, one orchestration/conducting gig and one 20 minute commission for the Canadian Olympic Commitee all during the summer.
I have some time now to¬†write some blogs I’ve been meaning¬†to write, or even record. (we’ll, see.)
Here are some things to catch up on:
STAR WARS SCORE STUDY
My Star Wars score study video series has been doing great, at least critically, with a very positive response both in the comments and in the forums. I’d love more view on those however, so your help would be greatly appreciated to spread the word! ¬†Here is the playlist:¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jqhBNAJr88&list=PLW6KS5WHcp-CDbMVd84YSfXEQPGIobVTg
This is¬†a completely free resource, so I hope to see you there! Please comment and like and share!
I have a new website! My old site crashed. It was too old. So check it out, it’s a work in progress, but it’s off to a good start. http://alainmayrand.com
NEW CD and SCORE¬†AVAILABLE
I scored a feature earlier this year called “No Letting Go” and I am very happy with it. With the production company we have released the physical CD over at Amazon. It is also available on my personal website’s new shop. This is a live recording done with the Prague FILMharmonic. I was set to conduct but I got very sick and was unable to fly over. The recording went great however, as my score and parts were in great shape.
I have also made available the actual score used for the recording, downloadable as a PDF and very cheap.¬†I am very proud of the string writing in there, so lots of great voicings and string lines to dig into.
NEW FORUM at SCORECLUB and SALE!
A pet project of mine has been to put down my teaching experience and ideas in a series of video lessons. For this I created ScoreClub.net.
Just today I have opened the doors on a new private forum for students of¬†“Composer Training: Module 1″, which will allow me to answer questions and add extra material, address errors and the like.
If you have not taken a look at this course, it is getting some amazing reviews and¬†the emails I get from students who have purchased it are incredibly encouraging.¬†They prove to me that I created something that was worthwhile and useful and that I reached the goal I had set out for this course: true professional training for those who want results, not just theory.
With the ¬†addition of the forum I have¬†now taken the next step I wanted to take with it, to create a community of students where they could interact and learn from each others’ questions and issues.
To celebrate this new forum I am offering a Back to School sale of 15% until the 15th of September!
So check out the free video if you have not done so by signing up to the newsletter at the bottom of the course description (I don’t spam and¬†barely send anything…) and¬†look forward to hearing from you!
Go to ScoreClub.net