Orchestration and Arranging Wiki
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An 18th Century Orchestra (Wikimedia Commons)

Welcome to the Orchestration and Arranging Wiki[]

The following is the structure of categories, subcategories and pages which this musicians dictionary will use. Feel free to edit. Each page will link together (ie all tyes of bass will link, harmony will link at various points to the relevant styles). The emphasis should be on practical usage rather than theoretical context.

Instruments[]

Woodwind[]

Brass[]

Percussion[]

  • Tuned
  • Untuned

Keyboard[]

  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Harpsichord

Guitar[]

  • Acoustic (nylon and steel string etc)
  • Electric (including effects)
  • Bass

Voice[]

  • Male Voice
  • Female Voice
  • Childrens Voice
  • Ensemble Voice

Strings[]

Paleomusicological (Historical) Instruments[]

  • Viol
  • Sackbutt
  • Crumhorn
  • Recorder

Styles[]

Popular[]

  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Latin

Classical[]

  • Early Music
  • Baroque Music
  • Classical Music
  • Romantic Music
  • 20th Century Classical

Ensembles[]

  • Orchestra
  • Big Band
  • Rock Group
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Folk Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Paleomusicological (historical) groups
  • Quartets, Trios etc

Tools & Skills[]

Software[]

  • Sibelius
  • Finale
  • Logic
  • Cubase
  • ProTools

Hardware[]

  • MIDI
  • Recording Equipment
  • Input Devices
  • Audio Setup

Harmony[]

Describe your topic[]

This is a dictionary and encyclopedia of the 'rudiments' of practical musicology: instrumentation, orchestration and arranging.

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