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10 Answered Questions for the topic Arranging

07/09/19

What does an arranger do?

When you see the "arranged by" attribution on a score, what did the arranger (typically) do?

06/26/19

Key choice for brass instruments?

I've been told several times that brass instruments prefer to play in keys with flats, rather than sharps. As a trumpet player myself, I cannot relate to this preference. E major is just as easy or... more
Arranging Composition Notation

06/22/19

Over/under pitch note?

I know there is a quarter tone notation, but is there a symbol for music score that will simply say over/under pitch? I think quarter tone notation might be too strict/rigid in music arrangement... more

06/19/19

In a TTTTBBBB arrangement, what do you call each group of singers?

I can assume the BBBB can be divided into Baritone I & II and Bass 1 & II, but what about tenors (assuming they’re all tenors and not countertenors)? Is there another name or does it go... more
Arranging Music Theory Theory

06/12/19

Can chord substitutions take place unrestrictedly without invalidating a progression?

Can chord substitutions take place unrestrictedly without invalidating a progression?

04/04/19

Converting midi composition into orcherstral arrangement?

I have re-discovered several of my old compositions from several years ago, and would now like to work on/finish them. Unfortunately, they are in MIDI format written in a very "un-arranged" manner,... more

03/14/19

Composing/Arranging for a String Quartet?

I've been taking arranging and composing classes at the college I'm attending and I have recently been tasked with writing a piece for a string quartet. I would like to know in general, what should... more

03/14/19

What does an arranger do?

When you see the "arranged by" attribution on a score, what did the arranger (typically) do?

12/20/17

There are 10 checkers. 7 of them are black and 3 of them are red. How many ways can they be arranged in a line?

Had this question on an exam and am wondering if I got it right. 
Arranging Math Probability

04/18/17

Permutations and Combinations (Pt 2)

Hi! Just as a follow up question that I don't understand (and if someone could explain how this works)1) There are 2 red and 4 green identical marbles arranged in a line. How many different... more

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