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    Re: Arrangers of pop/rock. Help needed... (link just posted)

    My number one tip for you would be to listen to a bunch of different artists/groups that are making the kind of music that you\'re trying to arrange. Just like with traditional orchestration, there\'s much to be learned by careful analysis.

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    Re: Arrangers of pop/rock. Help needed... (link just posted)

    Alan, are you talking about arranging pop/rock tune for orchestra?

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    Re: Arrangers of pop/rock. Help needed... (link just posted)

    Originally posted by falcon1:
    Alan, are you talking about arranging pop/rock tune for orchestra?
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">No, just arranging the actual pop/rock tune. I did include a piano and violins along-side the guitars but the piece really isn\'t appropriate for full orchestra.

    If you\'d like to hear the beta arrangment PM me and I\'ll send you the link.

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    Re: Arrangers of pop/rock. Help needed... (link just posted)

    Hi Alan,

    An easy trick that works every time: Make sure you are matching the beat of your bass drum to down beat of your bass guitar. Gives it a great punch, and guarenteed to have even Grandma tapping her foot.

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    Re: Arrangers of pop/rock. Help needed... (link just posted)

    I agree with Joanne 100%. It\'s sure seems very obvious, but you\'d be amazed at the difference it makes. I\'m a bassist, and when I want to add a bass line to a Stylus drum groove, for eg, I always pay close attention to the way the bass drum is played, and I try to \'sit\' with it.

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    Re: Arrangers of pop/rock. Help needed... (link just posted)

    While it\'s hard to give advice about arranging a song without hearing some of the material, I would say keep to the popular verse chorus verse form. Predictability is generally a good thing in pop music.

    If you PM me the link I\'ll be glad to give you a more specific opinion.

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    Re: Arrangers of pop/rock. Help needed... (link just posted)

    Alan,

    How about a link for a listen. I can\'t suggest without hearing it.

    Alan Rssell

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    Re: Arrangers of pop/rock. Help needed... (link just posted)

    Hi Alan,

    I actually think your singing fits this particular tune very well.

    Again, maybe save the heavy metal strums for latter and start off with 12-string acoustic first few bars, then bring in bass and drums, matching the down strums of the guitar with the bass drum and bass guitar as earlier mentioned. Maybe about 1/2 through add in the more heavy metal electric strums. And I keep hearing lots of guitar pick harmonics layered on top of the traditional electric chords- especially in the bars with silence. Good luck - and compared to orchestral, this should be a piece of cake for you!

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    Re: Arrangers of pop/rock. Help needed... (link just posted)

    P.S. Please keep in mind when you listen that this was written and recorded yesterday, I did the guitar in one take (on the second take) and the vocals were finished within a half hour, this is just a blueprint/scratch-track... just putting the pieces together.

    Thanks.

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