Most of my work involves arranging and recording strings. But some orchestration and score preparation comes my way too. It’s an enormously satisfying part of the music making business, not least when I get to attend and help out at the orchestral sessions which have taken me to studios all over Europe.
I had a go at a YouTube vid about score prep a long while back, and it was, frankly, naff. So here is my updated version.
My biggest challenge (apart from trying my hardest to make the subject interesting!) is that the typical video dimensions on the web are too small for screen shots of sequencing and notation – things that normally fill a screen. Looking forward to something that resolves that!
This video shows my approach and, of course, it’s not the only way to crack the nut!