by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

We have now reached the halfway mark of the course. Lesson 13, out of 26 Lessons, of the Interactive Rimsky-Korsakov Principles of Orchestration is now posted.

The course has been a resounding success. With over 100,000 views, the course continues to grow. Many colleges and universities have expressed interest in adopting this course in their curriculums.

For those who are not familiar with the course, on this forum there is a
free online orchestration course based on Rimsky-Korsakov's classic text "Principles of Orchestration." Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's genius for orchestration is unsurpassed, and there may be no better source to learn about orchestration than from the teachings of the great Russian master himself. "Principles of Orchestration" is acknowledged by many colleges and universities to be the essential, authoritative text on orchestration.

A knowledge of orchestration is indispensable for many musical endeavors, including film scoring, composing for interactive games, arranging, notating, teaching, and much more. This online course embeds around 275 animated scores in its 26 lessons, allowing participants not only to see the scores online, but hear music as it follows the score. The courses are supplemented by online discussion forums for each lesson, providing participants an opportunity to learn from orchestration experts and professors, and share work examples with others.

Here is an example of one of the animated scores:

Click on Play Button below to Play from the Score

Here's the link to the course:

For those who have been following the course, here is the link to
Lesson 13:

Thanks to those who have been a part of the course.
Although the course is at the halfway mark, it’s possible to pick up the lessons at any point, review older lessons, and participate in the forums 24/7.13 more lessons remaining!

Your participation and involvement is most welcomed.

Gary Garritan