- Prepare a click/backing track
- Prepare your score: The general principle for sending us your compositions is simple: prepare a notated score as if you were going to deliver it for session musicians to sight-read and record.That means the score should contain:
- all parts for which music is composed
- all tempo markings in BPM with a metronome number
- all phrasing, all dynamics and all articulations
- all performance timing instructions (ritenuto, accel. etc.)
- each instrument must be notated individually onto their own part
Score Parts (Tracks)
It is common practice to combine two (or more) of the winds into a single part, and to combine strings and their divisi into shared parts (and tracks). For the purposes of our service, each instrument must be notated onto their own part. For example, Flute 1 and Flute 2, or Horn 1 and Horn 2, must each be on their own separate part, and similarly, Violin 1 and Violin 1 Divisi must each be on their own separate part.
use the conventional order for the score.
Below is a typical set of instrument parts in the order they should be placed, each on their own line (part). This is a sample list to illustrate conventional ordering of instrument parts. Your composition may include fewer or as many parts as you wish, but the order of the individual parts should follow conventions. We will not be able to process scores if the instruments are arranged in a random or non-conventional manner.
(Note: if you want a single part to be played by two (or more) of the same instruments (for example, two flutes or two bassoons on the same part), then you should write “a deux” or à 2 next to the part. You should not create a second distinct part. The same for more than two instruments on the same part (‘à trois’ or à 3 for three etc.).
Clarinet Bb 1
Clarinet Bb 2
Violin 1 divisi
Violin 2 Divisi
Double Bass divisi