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Mike Verta's Recent Activity

  1. Mike Verta replied to the thread Masterworks -- A Comprehensive, Collaborative List.

    I think the simplest answer is that you can't go wrong trying to transcribe pieces similar to what you want to do, but it's ultimately...

    Jul 13, 2018 at 3:52 AM
  2. Mike Verta replied to the thread Masterworks -- A Comprehensive, Collaborative List.

    It's a very Homo Sapiens thing to tackle complex projects by breaking them up into simpler, smaller pieces. Sometimes it even works....

    Jul 12, 2018 at 11:51 PM
  3. Mike Verta replied to the thread Masterworks -- A Comprehensive, Collaborative List.

    Great suggestions - also, Pines of Rome, Peter Grimes, Appalachian Spring.. Transcribe before looking at the score or miss out. If it...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 9:27 PM
  4. Mike Verta replied to the thread General Musing.

    Goldsmith's orchestration is about as pure and simple as it gets, generally. He is probably the first composer I would recommend...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 7:58 PM
  5. Mike Verta replied to the thread General Musing.

    We've done classes on Horner, Silvestri, Goldsmith... plenty of work there (Silvestri especially) which is awfully simple in nature and...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 5:38 AM