bnl you seem to be serious man! welcome to GPO - what r u up too?
I took some music courses 25 years ago. In fact one of my Professors, Dr Downey, just passed away. I didn't stay with it from the academic side, but have contined to write music (songs) for some time. Now at age 51 I'd like to pursue it intently. At least until I get busy again with my day job, which shouldn't be for 3 or 4 months. So I'm going to try to homeschool this. Boughht the Rimskey, Piston, Forsythe books. Just bought Technique Orchestration Workbook by Kennan, Kent; Grantham Donald for a workbook. Adlers workbook was rated poorly. Hope the workbook is a stand alone.
I like to write songs, and I'm going to try writing my own background orchestrations for them. I'd love to do some choral things.
All I know is - I'm not getting any younger, so if I'm gonna do this music thing I better get at it. Sometimes when I'm driving my van during my day job and I hear some beautiful orchestration I get overwhelmed by it, then I ask myself- What am I doing working so many hours? Shouldn't I be writing music? It's in my soul. Don't know if anything will come of it - it's just what seems right, like the way I was wired.