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Score Reading

  • Studying Score Examples
  • Creating an Orchestral Score

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:06
  • Mozart - Symphony 40 in G Minor 0:15
    • Written in 1788
    • Instruments In This Piece
    • Setting Up The String Parts
    • Time Signature
    • Writing The Score
    • Have a Listen
    • Examining the Chords
  • Mozart -cont.- 7:53
    • Writing The Wind Parts
    • The Clarinet Part
    • Writing the Flute Part
    • Usually the Flute Part is Above the Clarinet
    • The Clarinet Part
  • Bach Overture in D Major 10:31
    • The Winds of This Piece
    • Key and Time Signature
    • Writing The Score
    • Doubling a Part
    • Score Reading and Analyzing
    • Have a Listen
  • Bach -cont.- 16:51
    • Continuo
    • Cello and Bass Part
  • Beethoven - Symphony 7, Mvt. II 17:40
    • Writing The Wind Parts
    • Setting Up The Score
    • Writing the Score
    • Adding Dyanmics
    • Score Writing
    • Chord Construction Through Parts
    • Have a Listen
  • Beethoven -cont.- 22:58
    • Setting Up The Score
    • Writing The Score
    • Have a Listen
  • Example I: Creating an Orchestral Score 24:37
  • Example II: Creating an Orchestral Score 27:29
  • Example III: Creating an Orchestral Score 31:25
  • Example IV: Creating an Orchestral Score 34:58
  • Example V: Condensing a Score 37:40