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The first example is best, right?

Discussion in 'Tips, Tricks & Talk' started by Stephen Limbaugh, Oct 10, 2022.

  1. First one is best, yeah? For a nice, well-blended homogenous sound? Experimenting with 2 En. Horns in a woodwinds in 4s setup.

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  2. Funny enough... when doubled with 4 horns, this version sounds best with the samples*: Interlocking chords of two bassoons and two en horns.

    *yes, yes I know samples aren't accurate yadda yadda. But something tells me this actually might be the strongest choice.

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  3. #3 Stephen Limbaugh, Dec 17, 2022
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    Was recently explained why this might sound "best with samples" and also with live players:

    "Intervals are a color." In the 1st bar we have two perfect 5ths in both instruments, a 5th in the bassoons, and a 5th in the english horns. Despite them interlocking, the nature of the open intervals gives the texture a nice cohesive sound when each 5th is given to each specific instrument pair. By the end, the "color" note is in the high, pale register of the bassoons.
  4. The first example stands out as the superior choice, demonstrating clarity, conciseness, and efficacy. Its simplicity enhances comprehension, ensuring effectiveness in communication. Additionally, it maintains focus on the key points without unnecessary embellishment. Overall, it exemplifies the ideal standard for communication excellence.
  5. So, my mentor informed me that the 4th example is actually best for clarity and efficacy.
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