I did it, we did it!!
Today is the last day of “The 21-day Composition Challenge”! Today, I chose the following challenges to celebrate:
The 21-day Composition Challenge
- Sweet, Sweet Victory: Write a short, celebratory fanfare to play after the successful completion of a quest or battle.
- BOSS FIGHT – The Whole Shebang: Write a piece that utilizes all of the instruments in a modern orchestra. No whining about your sample library; this is an exercise in orchestration – NOT audio engineering. Start with a solid tune and then orchestrate – do NOT start with a blank session with every orchestra instrument because that can be incredibly overwhelming. For tips on orchestration, read this page which offers the best single-serving tutorial on orchestration I’ve ever found.
So the “The Whole Shabang” was the last item in “Quest Logs”, and I thought that’ll be a good challenge to end this journey. I already did “Sweet, Sweet Victory” on Day 10, but this would be a good fit as well!
So, combine these two challenges, it’ll be a victory jingle with orchestra!
To start, I played some jingles on my piano and then recorded them on DAW.
Then, I shaped and re-organized it as a guide track.
This is the guide track and has all the information I need to finish this piece.
The first part starts with run-ups and trills, so I added woodwind run-up and trill sounds.
Then, I added Timpani rolls and hits, as well as Triangle sound. Then added other percussions like Cymbals and Gong.
Then, I added Brass and strings to create harmony. Then, I decided to make violin and oboe play the melody in the middle. After that, add sounds here and there, and finally, the fanfare is done!
Here’s the outcome:
I hope you enjoyed my journey as much as I did!
So, now everything is done… I’m currently planning to finalize these 21 pieces I wrote for this challenge and make all of them available to my Royalty-Free Music Shop. So, please let me know which one was your favorite, and I’ll definitely finish it up first!
(UPDATED September 2018)
I went ahead and finalized this sketch! Now it’s available at our Royalty-Free Music Shop, so please check this out!