Does the Arranger Do?
...for wedding clients
Arrange a Song for a
a Song for a Recording or Performance
What does a
The Arranger takes an existing
piece of music and adds things like
accompaniment, such as rhythm instruments, back-up vocal lines,
counter-melodies that enhance the main melody, etc. Some arrangers
simply take an existing song and add a small band back-up. On a larger
scale, arrangers might add orchestrations, with numerous instruments
such as those found in traditional orchestras, concert bands, choruses,
and even sound effects.
The role of the arranger may cross over into that of a composer, when
the arranger adds new material, such as counter melodies to enhance the
words and original music.
Singers who focus their attention on the song-writing and performance
use their arranger to fashion the special sounds that listeners come to
identify with that singer. A hip hop artist will use a producer/arranger
who creates strong, unique rhythm tracks that incorporate samples, midi
instruments, live instruments and effects. Country or romantic pop
singers, like Linda Ronstadt have used composer/arrangers who create
symphonic back-ground tracks...the classic example being the use of
Nelson Riddle's string section writing.
Your arranger can help you cut the length of your song to fit a
specific audition, or demo. The shortened version might highlight the
stronger parts of your voice. Intros might be lengthened or shortened
as needed. Bridge sections can be composed to add more unique material.
Arrangers can simplify the music, or add complexity. A good arranger
will be one who can do either with equal ease.
Your arranger can help you put songs together into medleys, adapt a
song as a duet or tranpose the song to a different key that will
project better given your vocal range. When you play your songs with
different bands or musicians backing you up, which happens frequently,
your arranger should provide you with written out parts with either
notated notes and/or chords and explanatory notes for the band members,
so you can re-create the original sound of your cd or 'home'
performance 'on the road'.
It is well worth the investment to hire an arranger or a producer
who also composes and/or arranges, so your sound will sound unique, and
thus stand out in peoples' minds...be memorable, and become loved by
With many years of experience performing professionally, I have a great
deal of experience in
I have a lot of experience
in turning ideas into reality. I have created my own music, realized
others' music, cd's, mp3's, played for others on their records and
created my own.
I have a diverse stylistic
background. I have experience and know the styles of many different
kinds of music. I've backed up pop and country, classical and so forth.
I'll study your musical style and match the arrangements and
productions to your individual stylistic approach, so the results will
always be true to your personality and self-image as projected in your
music. Of course, this requires honesty on your own part! You must know
yourself! I can help you find yourself, if you're not sure yet where
you're heading exactly. if you're certain you have your course charted,
I'll help you get there. Email
me with the details of your project. Let me know if you need a
producer and/or arranger. Tell me if you need a recording studio or
have already contracted with a studio.
If you have a favorite song
that was written for an orchestra, a rock group, or a jazz band, but
you've hired a woodwind or string ensemble to play at your wedding
ceremony, you'll need to get your favorite song arranged for your hired
musicians to play it. Press this email link Shilakowsky
Custom Arrangement to request your favorite song arranged for your
choice. Write in your email the group you've hired. (woodwind
quintet/string quartet/solo instrument (which), singer/band, etc.).
Write the date of your wedding. Do you want an extra introduction
added, or for the song to be turned into a longer piece? Do you want it
shorter (only the main melody, for instance)? Order early, so your
songs will be ready for your wedding day.
Takes your ideas and turns helps you turn them into the
quality sound that you want your fans, your audience to know you by.
I work hands-on with my own equipment. If we need to use
facilities, I'll work hand-in-hand with other engineers. I'll help you
find and contract additional help; musicians, technicians and even help
you get your music 'out there' if you need some managerial assistance.
Which hats I wear depends on you and your needs and the details of the
The strongest thing I bring to your music is my
sensitivity to music
and my respect for your ideas. The other thing I bring you is the
freeing up of your mind and/or voice and hands to 'do your thing'.
- help you make your ideas become reality.
If you feel a CD or mp3 is what you need to do, I'll
produce it with you.
If you need to prepare for concerts, tours, or other
performances, I'll put my arranging, coaching and production skills to
the task for you.
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I'll help you identify other professionals that match your needs and
work styles. Some of the work I'll be doing for you will be hands-on,
and some will be in the form of consultation.