In this lesson, our instructor Cory Hills discusses instrumentation and orchestration. He begins with an explanation of the importance of instruments and incorrect assumptions we've made about them. Cory then moves on to an introduction of a multitude of instruments by time period. He ends with an overview of the instruments in a symphony orchestra and a brief review of the concepts learned.
Different instruments dominated and came to existence throughout music history
Modern Day Symphony orchestra not formed until mid 19th-century
Instrumentation refers to tone, and what instruments sound like together
Voice dominated for most of music history
With addition of instruments into mix, sound and tone became major parameter of music
Instrumentation & Orchestration
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.