Here is my third and last part. The latest and the most difficult.What is a silent string ?
It's a electric instrument.
An electric string is a string equipped with an electronic output of its sound.https://youtu.be/cU0OTgYgOns
The problem between strings and saxophones is solved/disappears with a Fender 57 champ amplifier used with electric strings.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXmreHo2LMg
The better drum kit that i know is a Ludwig keystone.https://youtu.be/AmQvXewngEI
See Amplitube for the amplifier Toontrack for the drum kit.How can find these books ?
Some have been digitalized
- French language
you can buy a electronic dictionary, because the french books mentioned are better. Foreign books are based on oldest methods of composition.François Bazin, "Cours d'harmonie théorique et pratique"François Bazin, "Cours de contrepoint théorique et pratique"Emile Durand, "Traité de composition musicale"
- english translationLuigi Cherubini, "A Course of Counterpoint and Fugue"Sergei Taneiev, "Convertible counterpoint in the strict style"
Tanieiv is translated in english, so if you don't speak fluent in french it's a precious help to understand rules of double counterpoint with a method based on Algebra. Unfortunately there are only few exercises.
- If you don't want to study in a foreign language.
Ouseley was a pupil of Cherubini.Frederick Ouseley, "A treatise on harmony"
The books titled "marches d'harmonie" by Luigi Cherubini, and Alexis De Garaudé 'L'harmonie rendue facile" have not be found in internet libraries.
Try to improve your music with skills in sampled instruments is a waste of time. If you have the time, it's better to be a bookworm. At last ?
Keep in mind, that's it's more beneficial for you to make a recording with actuals instruments.
You are lucky if you find musicians who agree to play your music.
That’s unfortunate. There may be some, just harder to find.
I want to say that the other band with three saxophones is better/superior, because of the perfect balance in brass and woodwinds together. The main inconvenient it's that is not give an orchestral sound.
As you can see here, the strings, the flute and the clarinet have disappeared (changement made between 1923 and 1926, see also "Arranging for the modern dance orchestra" by Arthur Lange).
- 2 Altos saxophones
- 1 Tenor saxophone
- 2 Bb Trumpets
- 1 Trombone
- 1 Piano
- 1 Electric bass guitar (lead guitar)
- 1 Archtop guitar (rythmic guitar)
- 1 Bass guitar
- 1 Drum kit