“How to Become a Music Arranger”
The Music Arrangers Page is the number one source for online music arranging advice. I have been arranging songs for the last 24 years and have had the experience of working with music-production companies, broadcasting stations, theater productions, orchestras, etc.
I can help by teaching and improving your musical arranging skills from beginner all the way up to a pro. Here’s how to get started.
The four ways that you can use this website:
- Self-learning: Check out this excellent blog full of articles online music arranging advice and free materials; click the links to search for the most recent articles and free materials. When you would like to read my newest blog post click here!
- Music Games: Play some fun music games to improve your awareness of sound and become a better arranger. Click this link and start playing!
- Composing & Arranging Projects: Make your own music with Soundation, an easy to use online music studio with recording, effects, virtual instruments and a large library of free loops and sounds. Check it out here!
- Top Products: Shop the assortment of music software, courses and others. Check out all the products by clicking here.
Music Games to Improve your Musical Ear
“Play Band Match!”
When you hear a rock or Latin band playing life, can you hear each instrument at any time during the song? Band Match will train your ear to hear each instrument separately by listening to a different instrumentation in each clip.
How does this relate to arranging songs? It’s important to be able to distinguish all the different instruments in an arrangement. The more you can define what instrument is playing what line the better you will understand how arrangements work.
I have played all the Theta Music Trainer games myself and have to say they are a lot of fun, give it a try!
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“Arranging Music with Soundation”
As a music arranger I think it is important to start creating songs as quickly as possible. Buying a music sequencer (which I advice you to do later on) and learning all that jazz takes a lot of time. Instead I thought of something easy to use and can get you started right away.
Soundation Studio has all the features of a qualified desktop sequencer.
It has a large free library of virtual instruments were you can instantly create your first song. Real time effects, virtual instruments, automation, recording and other awesome features will make your song sound like a pro!
Even better, it’s all online, readily available through your browser. Watch these two videos and you will see for yourself how easy it is to get started:
“Using the Most Basic Functions of Soundation Studio”
”Using the Instruments in Soundation Studio”
Are you ready to get started? Click the purple button below!
“Music Products and Tools to get Started”
Riff Master Pro
See How Easily You Can Learn to Play Your Favourite Songs with Riff Master Pro!
Imagine listening to your favourite song but can't play along or jot the chords down 'cause it's to fast. Isn't that frustrating! Not any more, Riff Master Pro instantly slows down any song while still maintaining the original pitch. Click the green button below to read more about Riff Master Pro's other features!More Info »
Music Software to Practice, Improve and Become a Pro in Aural Skills & Playing by Ear!
MusicalEar is versatile software program with 200+ compositions of real music, 200+ exercises based on compositions with a specific pedagogic idea in mind and much more! It will train your aural skills (playing by ear) and improve your music theory knowledge with examples based on real music. It enables you to put your new skills at use immediately. Read more about its many features by clicking the green button below!More Info »
3-Chord Songs and the 4-Chord Trick
Want to Play Popular 3 & 4 Chord Songs Start Right Here!
Picture yourself listening to a hit song and like to play along strumming the chords on your guitar. However how hard you try you can't seem to find the right chords! Wait no longer, this great audio enriched e-book teaches you how to play and recognize three and four chord popular hit songs. Click the green button to listen to examples!More Info »
For other products go to my resources page.