The wind section is the most colorful section of the orchestra. In this course, you learn all about the instrument families, their techniques and articulations and how to score for them. So master the winds with our favorite maestro, Thomas Goss!
The wind section is made up of several different families: the flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons and each family has its own, unique way of producing sound. This course’s first section explains each family's playing characteristics including tone production, breathing, embouchure, fingering articulations and much, much more.
Then, Maestro Goss opens up his orchestration guidebook and takes you on a scoring journey. It is in this section that you learn all about score positions, section sizes, seating plans, transposing instruments and registers. We are so pleased to have such a great instructor like Thomas Goss teach orchestration to our members. His insight, attention to detail and educational skills are second to none. He is this generation’s Lenny Bernstein in the way he cheerfully demystifies the wonderful art of orchestration.
So join Thomas Goss and his team of top professional orchestral musicians as they take you on an in-depth orchestration adventure.
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Andrew wrote on July 1, 2018
Been waiting for so long for the rest of the series... :(
Gregory D. Moore wrote on October 24, 2016
Excellent course! In-depth and thorough coverage of the wind section with live performance examples and scores really make this course informative and valuable. And this is only half of it. The accompanying pdf is a tremendous resource for score study and learning further scoring details for woodwinds. I can't wait for the next course 103 Wind Instruments course. When will it be released?
Zac wrote on May 6, 2016
This course helped me understand not only the unique qualities of each instrument, but ultimately how they all really function together in an orchestra. Inspired by the new things I learned from this course :)
Anders wrote on March 4, 2016
A great series and I am eagerly awaiting new tutorials on this topic. My only complaint is that this tutorial was worded in a drier and more long-winded way compared to 101 Strings. It also spent a *lot* of time talking about wind acoustics and not as much about score reading or functionality. I still can't wait to see any new tutorials on this topic!
Tan Sze Lee wrote on February 1, 2016
One of best Video I ever watch on Askvideo. Learning from video is fun and relax.
Stefen West wrote on January 21, 2016
Absolutely Excellent. Very thorough and presented clearly with, well, a well orchestrated organization. Mr. Goss' voice is authoritative without condescension and is very listenable and his narrative is sprinkled a great sense of humour.
Pecchan wrote on January 8, 2016
A solid course with tons of information from master orchestrator Thomas Goss. Not just basic things but also some very detailed concepts. Everything in this course is mandatory to know for anyone really interested in orchestral writing. Eagerly waiting for the next course!
Itzhak Yaron wrote on January 2, 2016
I am a serious amateur composer/songwriter . this is a second class I take with Thomas. I am so impressed by his generosity. Please download the resources/exercises in the available PDF .
Be patient and go slow you will feel like your ears open up and your skill is enhanced by this superb teacher.
I would have changed the order of subjects to address composition matters and then additional detailed techniques and technical information, that I assume are necessary for the more experienced composer.
I value very much the associated playlists and exercises.