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 on: April 11, 2016, 01:06:13 AM 
Started by Vinnie Johnson - Last post by Vinnie Johnson
Thnaks melda, you are very kind  Smiley

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 on: April 11, 2016, 12:40:50 AM 
Started by Vinnie Johnson - Last post by Melda
Hello everyone. Smiley

Vinnie asked me to correct any English that I thought was incomprehensible or correct. Incidentally I'm now a specialist English teacher of speakers of other languages, so here's my version below.  Grin

Vinnie, my apologies if I misconstrue or misinterpret anything you've written. Wink


This thread is under construction.

What is needed in an epic fantasy track ?

You must have a good understanding of serious music. I have made a complete bibliography on my website

http://vinniejohnson.legtux.org/theory

Cherubini books are more difficult, so study Bazin and Taneyev beforehand.

There are two main types of arrangement : classical or popular orchestration.

What is the difference between a popular and a classical orchestra ?

First I want to compare a used orchestra with a symphonic orchestra.

https://youtu.be/un3W31jzOCw

https://youtu.be/SQNymNaTr-Y

A symphonic orchestra, why not ?


I don't want to say that a symphonic orchestra is not good, but I think we can do better nowadays.

What are the differences ?


This is a small orchestra found in "practical instrumentation" by Frank Paterson

https://archive.org/details/practicalinstrum00patt

What is good, what is bad ?


The ensemble is great, however today we can use an amplified violin better than 1 violin.

The bass tuba can be replaced by an electric bass guitar

the following coming soon

A tuba is essential in an orchestra, isn't it ?

Rimsky-Korsakov has said :

Here the distribution of chords in close three-part harmony is self-evident; any grouping of three instruments of the same timbre is sure to sound well.

The method of using three instruments of the same timbre in widely divided three-part harmony is inferior.

But if the third instrument is of low register (Bass flute, English horn, Bass Clarinet, or Contrabassoon), the resonance will be satisfactory.


We have a perfect balance in brass section with 2 trumpets plus 1 trombone. It's enough.

In the Woodwinds section we have 1 Flute, 1 Clarinet, 2 alto saxophones. It's wrong.

So it's better with 2 Alto saxophones and 1 Tenor saxophone ?

It's a perfect balance in woodwinds section. Unfortunately Adolphe Sax in his brevet said :

un instrument qui par le caractère de sa voix pût se rapprocher des instruments à cordes, mais qui possédât plus de force et d'intensité que ces derniers (Brevet français no 3 226 du 21 mars 1846.

Also strings must be replaced by guitars. I have spoken about this in my topic of "souncloud group" for beginners composers.

http://www.musicbyjason.com/forum/index.php?topic=1100.0

What exactly are the instruments ?

The following instruments are included in the basic orchestra :

- 1 Flute
- 1 Bb Clarinet
- 2 Alto saxophones
- 2 Bb Trumpets
- 1 Trombone
- 1 Piano
- 2 Silent* violins
- 1 Silent* alto
- 1 Silent* cello
- 1 Bass guitar
- 1 Drum kit

((*I am not sure what is meant by 'silent' so I've left it as-is))

It's a hybrid genre, so can I use a heavy metal kit ?

No you can't. Woodwinds and brass are very old instruments. An ideal drum kit is a vintage kit.

I'll be back for the final part of my explanation.

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 on: April 09, 2016, 09:40:12 AM 
Started by Vinnie Johnson - Last post by Vinnie Johnson
A tuba is essential in an orchestra, isn't it ?

Rimsky-Korsakov has said :

Here the distribution of chords in close three-part harmony is self-evident; any grouping of three instruments of the same timbre is sure to sound well.

The method of using three instruments of the same timbre in widely divided three-part harmony is inferior.

But if the third instrument is of low register (Bass flute, English horn, Bass Clarinet, or Contrabassoon), the resonance will be satisfactory.


We have a perfect balance in brass section with 2 trumpets plus 1 trombone. It's enough.

In Woodwinds section we have 1 Flute, 1 Clarinet, 2 altos saxophones. It's wrong.

So it's better with 2 Altos saxophones, 1 Tenor saxophone ?

It's a perfect balance in woodwinds section. Unfortunately Adolphe Sax in his brevet said :

un instrument qui par le caractère de sa voix pût se rapprocher des instruments à cordes, mais qui possédât plus de force et d'intensité que ces derniers (Brevet français no 3 226 du 21 mars 1846.

Also strings must be replaced by guitars. I have spoken about this in my topic of "souncloud group" for beginners composers.

http://www.musicbyjason.com/forum/index.php?topic=1100.0

What is exactly instruments inside ?

The following instruments are included in the basic orchestra :

- 1 Flute
- 1 Bb Clarinet
- 2 Altos saxophones
- 2 Bb Trumpets
- 1 Trombone
- 1 Piano
- 2 Silents violins
- 1 Silent alto
- 1 Silent cello
- 1 Bass guitar
- 1 Drum kit

It's an hybrid genre, so i can use a heavy metal kit ?

No you can't. Woodwinds and brass are very old instruments. An ideal drum kit is a vintage kit.

I'll be back, for the ending of my explanations.

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 on: April 08, 2016, 01:09:40 PM 
Started by Vinnie Johnson - Last post by Vinnie Johnson
This thread is under construction.

What is needed in an epic fantasy track ?

You must be good in serious music. I have make a complete bibliography on my website

http://vinniejohnson.legtux.org/theory

Cherubini books are more difficult, so study before with Bazin and Taneyev.

There is two ways in arrangement : classical or popular orchestration.

What is the difference beetween a popular and a classical orchestra ?

First i want to compare used orchestra with a symphonic orchestra.

https://youtu.be/un3W31jzOCw

https://youtu.be/SQNymNaTr-Y

A symphonic orchestra, why not ?


I don't want to say that a symphonic orchestra is not fine, but i think we can make better nowodays.

What are the differences ?


it's a small orchestra found in "practical instrumentation" by Frank Paterson

https://archive.org/details/practicalinstrum00patt

What is good, what is bad ?


The ensemble is great, however today we can use an amplified violin better than 1 Violin.

The bass tuba can be replaced by an electric bass guitar

the following coming soon

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 on: August 14, 2015, 05:04:57 PM 
Started by Michael B. - Last post by Michael B.
Jason, may I ask if you are going to have a major role in this upcoming World of Warcraft Expansion? I imagine when you were hired back, that they were developing Legion (Even though Warlords of Draenor hadn't been released yet). Are you working on that music? Yours is the most memorable music and I hope you are a part of it!

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 on: April 20, 2015, 12:22:55 PM 
Started by Michael B. - Last post by Michael B.
This is an acapella version of some WoW music, the majority being Jason Hayes' music. And, personally, those ones sound the best compared to the Brower song he included.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXquxaHT2V8

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 on: April 10, 2015, 01:45:26 PM 
Started by Jason - Last post by Michael B.
Congratulations, Jason! I take it you worked on Hearthstone? Anything else you're up to now?

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 on: April 10, 2015, 01:44:43 PM 
Started by Michael B. - Last post by Michael B.
I just thought I'd say, I still enjoy this music Smiley It's timeless! 

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 on: June 25, 2014, 02:52:31 AM 
Started by Vinnie Johnson - Last post by Vinnie Johnson
I have produced a short horror themed piece.

Au bal masqué :

http://youtu.be/pAgSAEhUCMs
https://soundcloud.com/vinniejohnson/au-bal-masque

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 on: May 08, 2014, 02:54:33 PM 
Started by Vinnie Johnson - Last post by Vinnie Johnson
Here is a link for my new songs :

Au temps des cerises :
http://youtu.be/J6qfjPkThQ0
https://soundcloud.com/vinniejohnson/au-temps-des-cerises

Marche - Le temps des héros :
http://youtu.be/gMjvGGmoFVI
https://soundcloud.com/vinniejohnson/marche-le-temps-des-heros

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