Learning Musical Styles with Transcription

This is the introduction to an excellent article on adopting new musical styles on musicianwages.org. The rest of the article goes on to set up some ways you can go about properly learning a new musical style. Whether its true or not, Broadway music is largely seen as a derivative art form among the Broadway… Continue reading Learning Musical Styles with Transcription

Around the Web: Theatre Today

This ones a bit old, but it’s nevertheless interesting. Andrew Haydon believes “lip-synching and the use of the recorded voice has become the new kitchen sink”. I agree, sort of. Like Andrew, I’ve spent the past fortnight watching shows that illustrate theatre’s current infatuation with headphones, microphones and recording devices. Until 15 or 20 years… Continue reading Around the Web: Theatre Today

Around the Web: Arranging, Editing, and Rehearsal

A few links gathered from around the web. This week we have a couple of useful tutorials in sound mixing and MIDI orchestration. Although written with games, films or album┬árelease, these techniques are equally applicable for theatrical work. I’ve also linked to an excellent post by composer John Adams on taking your compositions into the… Continue reading Around the Web: Arranging, Editing, and Rehearsal