Here’s the second video of the planned series looking at the most famous film score ever!
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In anticipation of the upcoming Star Wars film, and more importantly, new Star Wars SCORE!! I have started to record some short videos for YouTube to celebrate the seminal 1977 score by John Williams.
These short¬†very informal¬†videos will focus on orchestration devices that can be immediately¬†usable.
Here is the first one. Make sure you like the video, comment, share and subscribe either to this website or on YouTube (or both) as these video will come out twice a week. If there any specific passages you’d like me to look at let me know in the comment section here or on YouTube.
Go check out a cool post on the use of harmonics to create unison doubling the harp in John Williams’ amazing “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”.
Head over to ScoreClub.net to check it out! And while you are at it, share it, comment and subscribe!
As most of you know, I was orchestrator and conductor on “Elysium” which came out a few weeks ago. I had a great time conducting at Abbey Road and I’ll be sharing with you a few notes I made from my time on the podium.
ELYSIUM NOTE #1
The indication “Tr.1/2” could be interpreted as either half-step/semitone trill or only half the section doing a trill and the other half ord.
It is clearer and more universal to write accidentals with the trill sign like so.
Or if many notes are performed using trills in succession, to use “S.T. Trill” (semitone in UK and half step in North America), or “trill s.t.” instead of 1/2.
Using “1/2” which we read as “half” is really just for North America since we say “half step” and note “semitone”.
So if you are headed to Abbey Road, remember: semitone.