I'll try to record something tomorrow, although I'm not sure I'll have time. Then Tuesday and Wednesday are very busy days for me, but after that I've got 2 weeks vacation
. So if I won't record anything tomorrow, I'll do it on Thursday.
P.S. As far as orchestration exercises I'd be happy to check what you wrote. Orchestration however is more about how to place the instruments according to their tonal capacities.. I'm not an expert on that.. Arranging however is something I might be able to help you with. It kind of goes along with the first exercise we worked on (arranging chords over a melody)... Do you have something specific in mind?
I was just trying to write some orchestral stuff (just playing around
), and 3 main questions I keep asking are :
1)Does something sound good or not? (although this is a problem with not just orchestral music). I have very subjective opinion on everything I'm trying to write, meaning I don't like it almost always
2)How can I build up something by adding more textures?
3)How to achieve certain sound/effects (which I frequently can hear)?
I would be happy with any kind of compositional assignment, because I can easily start something new, but I don't have any finished "product" yet
. The assignment could give some additional motivation, plus you can guide me through the first question
P.P.S For technical exercises that sounds good... Are you working on any particular GMC lesson at the moment?
That might be a good starting point and a good pick for the REC program?
My technical development got stuck lately, and the last lessons I've learned are:http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...nvention-vol-i/http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/classical-inventions-2/
They are pretty easy for me, although vol. 1 is a little harder because I'm not used to using pinky so much. I'd like to give a try to http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/racer_x_style_lesson/
, or at least the AP parts, as I'm really bad at sweeping. There are just so many lessons here it's hard to choose where to begin
As for songs, I'm practicing the string skipping solo from Dream Theater's Erotomania, and I've pretty much nailed it at 85-90% of the original tempo. If I try to play it faster, my right hand tenses up too much and I start to make mistakes in the end.