With all of the orchestral libraries coming out and even more apparently about to be announced at NAMM, I wanted to post a question re learning how to use these tools properly. I poked around and didn't see this topic discussed - at least recently, so hopefully this is the right place to do it.
Besides listening to lots of music and attending actual concerts...
Would anyone care to share some additional sources... perhaps books or even websites... that they've found to be a good source of information?
I've seen a few books like those by Gilreath, Forsyth, Adler, Rimsky-Korsakov, etc.
...and of course picking up some scores. At the risk of revealing my ignorance... I've seen various designations for the types of scores available. Is the conductor score or a study score the one to go for? I don't want to wind up with a watered down 'high school band' type arrangement.