Lesson 25 of the Interactive Rimsky-Korsakov Principles of Orchestration is now posted. This is our last instructional lesson. There is also a Conclusion and Look Ahead posted by Professor Alan Belkin.

Lesson 25 discusses artificial effects, the use of percussion instruments for rhythm and color, and economy in orchestral color. The next lesson will be a wrap up of the course and the author's and editor's comments.

Here is the link to Lesson 25:

Lesson 25:

Rimsky-Korsakov's "Principles of Orchestration" is one of the finest orchestration books ever published. This online interactive edition presents this classic work as a multimedia, self paced course, delivered on the Northern Sounds forum.

It is our pleasure to emphasize that the course is free. There is no charge, direct or hidden, no obligation, no registration required, no book to buy, no strings attached. Just come and learn!

The course has numerous interactive scores (275 of them) that allow you to see the score while you hear the music. There are also 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

Thanks to all of you who have participated

Gary Garritan