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What Students Are Saying About Soundfly’s Orchestration for Strings Course

Creating a string arrangement is the most powerful way to make a piece of music soar. Whether adding an epic string part to your latest pop song or composing for a classical quartet, there’s so much you can do with these dynamic instruments.

Soundfly’s Orchestration for Strings course is all about helping you compose and arrange for violin, viola, cello, and bass. In it, we look at the individual instruments of the bowed string family and explore a specific textural framework for creating better arrangements. By the end, you’ll understand how to create monophonic, polyphonic, chordal, and homophonic textures, and have a portfolio of original works ready to unveil at your next performance.

In case you’re new to Soundfly, every one of our mentored online courses comes with ongoing 1-on-1 guidance and feedback on your work from a professional musician, composer, producer, singing actor, or industry insider working in the field. It’s like having a personal trainer, but for music! As you make your way through the high-quality, in-depth course materials, your Soundfly Mentor will help you work out your musical goals and keep you on pace to reaching them, every step of the way.

Soundfly courses are interactive, practice-based, motivational, and inspirational, and these are just some of the reasons why our students have continually come back to us with positive feedback, even more positive results, and often to take more courses in other fields.

If you’re considering taking an online course to become a better composer, arranger, orchestrator, and all-around songwriter, head over to Orchestration for Strings to preview Soundfly’s mentored online course for free, and read on below to see what recent students have said about the experience! 

What Students Are Saying About the Course

“Thank you for what has been one of the best musical learning experiences I’ve ever had. With Ian as a mentor, I’ve grown beyond anything I thought possible in six weeks.

“I’ve done a lot of different music courses in the past, even attended the Guitar Institute in London for a spell, but the quality of the Soundfly course has been exceptional. Far better than anything else I’ve come across in terms of quality, depth, support, and fun!”

– Ben Stevenson (Mentor: Ian Temple)

“I’m soon recording my debut single and a follow-up EP as well, therefore I’m working much on my writing and production skills. The most useful thing I learned was the practical approach of creating a tidy score for strings musicians.”

– Christian Albani (Mentor: Ian Temple)

“I have a better understanding of how to mix the instruments and how they fit together.”

– Michael O’Connor (Mentor: Tim Maryon)

“[Soundfly] has provided an avenue for non-professional artists like myself who have the passion to grow as a musician, to learn how to do so in a manner that is tailored to one’s specific artistic goals, reasonably affordable without compromising quality whatsoever, and all in an empowering environment of support.”

– Jason Asistores (Mentor: Tyler Gilmore)

“I have taken three courses with Soundfly and have been very impressed by the quality of the course and more importantly, the quality of the feedback. The deep feedback and analysis I get from my mentors has been wonderful. I do not ever recall getting this level of feedback nor support in previous online courses (or live courses for that matter.)”

– Jeffrey Yuan (Mentor: Ian Temple)

“It’s been a pleasure to work in this way, as it was with Ian the first time so I’m sure I’ll come back to you guys sooner or later!”

– Stefano D’Agostino (Mentor: Ian Temple)

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Jeremy Young

Jeremy is a Montreal-based musician, sound artist and improviser who loves giving advice to emerging artists on how to make their tours more effective. He writes, records and performs electroacoustic "concrète" music for tape, oscillators and amplified objects and surfaces, as well as solo guitar. He has performed and released material throughout Europe and the UK, Asia, the US and Canada, mostly with his trio Sontag Shogun.