Greetings, everyone. I don't have any formal training in orchestration or arranging, and the more I listen to the work of my peers, the more I wish I could go back in time and get that training. I've heard it said that it isn't necessary to have formal training to succeed, and while I believe that, I also know the limits of my abilities and education, and recognize that if I want to improve I must continue to learn.
Obviously there are as many different ways of learning as there are teachers, but time is a factor, given that I also have to 'work' as I learn. With that in mind, I have a few ideas:
1)Practice practice practice
2)Get scores, analyze/read them while listening to the works.
3)Get some books on orchestration
4)Take some lessons from someone with more experience
I can't go back in time, so I'm looking for advice on the above methods or other methods I might be missing from any of you out there...