$10.00 how composers/artists orchestrate their music in contemporary pop/rock etc &...
Please answer both questions. 1. The vast majority of composers begin their pieces at the piano working out the melodic, harmonic and rhythmic components. The next step in the creative process is to assign, or orchestrate, the different parts to various instruments or "tone colors". This can be heard in a symphony - the violins play one part, then the brass section takes over, followed by a lush cello response, etc. Discuss how composers/artists orchestrate their music in contemporary pop/rock/hip-hop, etc. Has our need for different tone color diminished in today's culture? Has some other aspect replaced it or has it taken on new forms using new tone colors (instruments)? Be specific and include examples to support your answer. 2. Comment on the Listening Assignment, Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Was this merely on exercise on the part of the composer to display different instruments and their families, or was there a deeper meaning to it? Were you able to extract any value and meaning as to why certain parts were given to specific instruments? Did certain parts of the music seem to call for a certain tone color? Again, be as specific as you can and cite examples from the music.