I was wondering as a newbie, as I have all these orchestral tunes in my head I just do not know where to start to achieve the colour or effects.
I probs can get the notes down, but I can never reproduce how I want it to sound from my head to score.
I listen to a lot of Classical Music and sit and think - what instruments where used to create that colour - even down to a set of brass chords.
I was wondering of clipping the bar from scores and posting on my website to see if other users could recipe how the tonal effect was produced.
Now, I am not sure if this is a barking mad idea, or if it has been done before or do I really need to study music for years?
I sure a Colouring Book would be ideal - for example - War is always timpani, cymbals, Double Bass, Horns Cello and some string (not sure if Violins or Violas)
I have so far I think the important dimensions of music as being
1 - Tune - Harmony
2 - Colour - Each instrument can have take on a character or role
3 - Dynamics
4 - Ambience
5 - Rhythm
Am I going in the right direction or have I missed something and is the idea of a 'cook book' unrealistic?