i honestly feel a bit embarassed in posting this...
a friend of mine recently gifted me a mandolin. it's a very nice instrument (i play guitar so i feel at ease with it!).
next step would be to write a short composition for GPO orchestra (or small string/brass/wind section) and mandolin (not necessary a "full orchestra")
i already have written a short and simple tune (16 bars), and i'm working on the arrangement. but since i never studied composition, and did all my songs "by ears", the arrangement process is painful, also because i don't want to make a too simple progression (I, V, I, V, IV,V... !)
a part of my "composition" (bad played, there is some out-of-time here and there!!) can be listened here
(i listened to the "godfather theme" to have some ideas, but the mood is very different!)
so, i post here to ask a "simple" thing: will someone help me in writing a good arrangement (chords progressions and maybe some rhytmical idea) for my tune? the top, for my learning puropses, would be first to write my arrangement, and then pass my "work" (in midi) to some teacher/composer who can tell me what i did good, what i did wrong, or what other possibility would be for arranging such a melody. the "teacher arrangement" could come with a few comment lines indicating the reasons for that progession or for that altered chord, or so on.
if some is so kind to help, please contact me by mail!
of course, i'm not in hurry to do this! :-)
thank you to all!