Lesson 18 of the Free Interactive Rimsky-Korsakov Principles of Orchestration is now posted.

This brief lesson is the last of our lessons on harmony. Here we finish our discussion of harmony in the string and wind instruments and focus on combinations before moving on to composition.
Here is the link to Lesson 18:

Lesson 18:

For those unfamiliar with the course, the popular Rimsky-Korsakov "Principles of Orchestration" is one of the finest orchestration books ever puiblished. This online interactive edition presents this classic work as a multimedia, self paced course, delivered on the Northern Sounds forum. And it's free!

The course has 26 lessons with numerous interactive scores (275 of them) that allow you to see the score while you hear the music. There are exercises with scores, midi files and audio clips. There are online orchestration professors and a community learning environment where learners can discuss the topics and share their examples. Here's the link to the course itself: http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...splay.php?f=77

Only 8 Lessons remaining!

I look forward to your participation.

Gary Garritan

"The right music played by the right instruments at the right time in the right combination: that's good orchestration." --Leonard Bernstein