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  • Alexander Publishing Releases Writing For Strings: Expanded Downloadable Course Now with Video Instruction

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    Pre-Order Pricing Now Available For a Limited Time

    Petersburg, VA - November 14, 2011 - Alexander Publishing, whose Professional Orchestration™ is the first ever English language multi-volume orchestration series, has released its new downloadable Writing For Strings Course: Expanded Complete Edition, that teaches professional string writing and compositional techniques for both live strings and MIDI mock-ups.

    Writing For Strings: Expanded Complete Edition comes with video instruction, the 800-page course textbook (Professional Orchestration™ Volume 1 PDF), 28 lessons in PDF format, the Spectrotone Chart™ for learning coloristic writing insights and basics of EQ’ing, and original test pieces for MIDI mockups.
    With Alexander Publishing’s Learn It Right the First Time™ hands on approach, students learn, then do by applying what they’ve learned to MIDI mockups they create of selected full page/full score examples from the class text, and of their own original works. As a result from just one example, learners build skills in coloristic orchestration, composition, MIDI mock-ups and recording.

    Because newer string sample libraries require more orchestration knowledge to take full advantage of them, Writing For Strings puts a spotlight on bowing techniques and then, how to use that knowledge to pick the best string articulations for a MIDI mockup.

    While the course content has been created for a second semester 2-credit hour course at the college level, individuals can go through Writing For Strings at their own pace and use it as the starting point for learning orchestration. 

    For more information please visit Alexander Publishing at http://tinyurl.com/y2kmgjv. Pre-order pricing is available for a limited time while the teaching videos are being released.

    The Professional Orchestration™ Series is written by Peter Lawrence Alexander, Film Music Magazine’s award winning technology journalist. A graduate of Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary, and Berklee College of Music in Boston, he co-produced the E-MU Modern Symphonic Orchestra and has beta tested for the Vienna Symphonic Library and other companies.

    Other titles by Alexander include How Ravel Orchestrated: Mother Goose Suite, How MIDI Works, Applied Professional Harmony, The Instant Composer: Counterpoint by Fux, and most recently, The Hit Sound Recording Course™: Mixing Board Mastery.

    The Professional Orchestration™ Series, which has three of nine planned volumes now shipping, has been endorsed by sound library developers, academics and winners of the Academy®, Grammy,® Emmy® BAFTA®, AVA Gold and Telly Awards.


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