COMMON PROBLEMS IN ORCHESTRATION
by Professor Alan Belkin
Lesson 2B - Achieving Blended Harmony for Winds
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Comments from Professor Belkin on Example No. 2B:
This is a typical first attempt by a beginner. There are numerous problems:
- the flute is too low, and therefore too soft, to take the main line here.
- the oboe is too loud in this low register, which makes its (rather boring) part stick out too much.
- the overall effect is not of blended harmony, but of badly balanced counterpoint.
©Alan Belkin, 2006