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    WRITING FOR STRINGS/LMB

    WRITING FOR STRINGS/LMB
    http://www.truespec.com/store/books/courses/writingforstrings/index.shtml
    TODAY - $149 - downloadable
    JUNE 1 - $199

    Required Text - Revised Rimsky-Korsakov\'s Principles of Orchestration
    http://www.truespec.com/store/books/rimsky/index.shtml

    If you lack strings the Rimsky-Korsakov Student String Quartet was created exclusively for this course.:
    http://www.truespec.com/store/samplelibraries/rkssq/index.shtml

    Normally we don\'t do this, but by popular request, we\'re pre-releasing at a lower price our newly revised Writing For Strings/LMB (Living Music Book) online class. With its formal release on June 1, the price will be going up. Register now, and get this 30-lesson class for only $149US. You get: 30 lessons setup as a PDF, MIDI files of all the major examples starting with Lesson 15, conductors score for Jeux de vagues (second movement of Debussy\'s La Mer), MP3 and MIDI File of Jeux de vagues as recorded by British Composer Andy Blaney, Quicktime files demonstrating bowings, MP3s of selected examples.

    This class works with any major sample library, especially the Garritan Personal Orchestra, EW Silver, and Opus 1.

    For the pre-release price: You will be sent a password protected link to the lessons and downloads. As the revised lessons and MIDI files are posted throughout April and May, you\'ll be sent an e-mail to retrieve them. Class Price WILL go up to $199 starting June 1.

    Important: This is a DOING CLASS! What you WRITE, you SEQUENCE & RECORD!

    NOT INCLUDED BUT COMING: We will shortly be announcing a separate mentoring package for those who\'d like a qualified instructor to review your work, AND FOR A REASONABLE FEE! Two - Three times a year, we are organizing a student string ensemble to record your final 2-minute project. This is a Level 1 class. In September 2004, we release Level 2.

    Introduction
    Lesson 1 - Strating With the Violins
    Lesson 2 - Starting With the Violas
    Lesson 3 - Starting With the Cellos
    Lesson 4 - Starting With the Basses
    Lesson 5 – Left Hand Technique – Double Stops
    Lesson 6 – Left Hand Technique – Triple Stops
    Lesson 7 – Left Hand Technique – Quadruple stops
    Lesson 8 - Arpeggios
    Lesson 9 – Left Hand Technique - Trills
    Lesson 10 – Right Hand Technique – Legato, Detache, staccato, marcato, martele, spiccato
    Lesson 11 - Tremolo
    Lesson 12 - Pizzicato
    Lesson 13 – Four Panning Positions
    Lesson 14 - Editing Sequenced Strings
    Lesson 15 -Creating Inner Lines - Technique #1
    Lesson 16 - Creating Inner Lines - Technique #2
    Lesson 17 - Creating Inner Lines - Technique #3
    Lesson 18 - Creating Bass and Cello Lines
    Lesson 19 - Quick Technique for Developing the Melody Line
    Lesson 20 - Creating 2 parts out of 4 - Cellos
    Lesson 21 - Arpeggios - Technique #1
    Lesson 22 - Arpeggios - Technique #2
    Lesson 23 - Creating a Triplet Melodic Line
    Lesson 24 - Creating a Counterpoint Feel by Inserting Rests - Technique #1
    Lesson 25 - Creating a Counterpoint Feel by Inserting Rests - Technique #2
    Lesson 26 - Creating a Counterpoint Feel by Inserting Rests - Technique #3
    Lesson 27 - Creating a Counterpoint Feel by Inserting Rests - Technique #4
    Lesson 28 - Inner Lines and Non-chord tones
    Lesson 29 - Setting Up the Harmony
    Lesson 30 - Recording Pointers

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    Excellent! Im going to seriously consider this

    Ed

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    Re: WRITING FOR STRINGS/LMB

    Sounds very interesting.

    Peter, what kind of skill or knowledge level is required to take this class. Can music theory/orchestration novices take it?

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    Re: WRITING FOR STRINGS/LMB

    yes, the whole point is to learn orchestration! As for theory, it really depends. The exercises have you take the techniques and apply them to five different songs of differing styles. Starting in lesson 15 there are MIDI files for all the exercises, so you can load them into a sequencer with a basic notation package to see and hear the concepts being taught. I would say if you know enough chords to write your own songs, you\'re ok. And if some lessons are a little over your head, you stretch a little.

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    Re: WRITING FOR STRINGS/LMB

    Sounds great peter. So this will be available on june 1?

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    Re: WRITING FOR STRINGS/LMB

    This looks like exactly what I need. I currently arrange strings by trial and error, and I\'ve really been wanting some more structured guidance. I just went on line and ordered both the book and course.

    Last week I bought Opus-1 and the week before Atmosphere...

    My wife\'s gonna kill me...

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    Can you tell us how many pages the pdfs are? Or maybe how many pages the whole thing is? I\'d just like to know how much info I\'m going to be getting. Also, who wrote the course, and what are their credits/experience?

    Anthony Lombardi

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    Re: WRITING FOR STRINGS/LMB

    [ QUOTE ]
    Sounds great peter. So this will be available on june 1?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Lessons are available now. You can order today at the lower price and be sent the revised lessons as they\'re completed. If you wait until June 1, the price goes up significantly.

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    Re: WRITING FOR STRINGS/LMB

    [ QUOTE ]
    Can you tell us how many pages the pdfs are? Or maybe how many pages the whole thing is? I\'d just like to know how much info I\'m going to be getting. Also, who wrote the course, and what are their credits/experience?

    Anthony Lombardi

    [/ QUOTE ]

    The orchestration book is 845 pages. There are several conductors scores running at this count, 75 pages. I don\'t have a final count on the lessons because they\'re being revised, which is why it\'s being offered at the lower price.

    However, it\'s not the page count that\'s important, Tony. It\'s how many pages YOU write and record. What you put in is what you get out.

    I organized the course where I pulled in specialists who could make a practical difference. Ben Maas, who\'s coordinating our recording classes and Mixing With Vienna series contributed to the recording section. Andy Blaney, who did Jeux de vagues, gave permission to include his MIDI file, and MP3. I prepared a separate analysis of the orchestral techniques in the piece and how they were sequenced. There are other participants I don\'t want to name until June 1. But this is a total professional effort, VERY reasonably priced.

    Having reviewed other orchestration courses in various colleges across the US, there is NOTHING as comprehensive as this single course for string writing, and it\'s the ONLY one with a follow up second level that\'s even more advanced.

    There is also a separate mentor package coming available with several top notch guys. But you\'ll have to wait for June 1 to learn more about that!

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    Re: WRITING FOR STRINGS/LMB

    [ QUOTE ]
    This looks like exactly what I need. I currently arrange strings by trial and error, and I\'ve really been wanting some more structured guidance. I just went on line and ordered both the book and course.

    Last week I bought Opus-1 and the week before Atmosphere...

    My wife\'s gonna kill me...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Wonderful! Thank you!

    PS - write her a love song with the practical skills you\'ll gain.

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