Music Arrangement - by Jane
"Music arrangement, or song arrangement means deciding what parts of
the song will come in what order, and the shape, flow and style of the song
you have written.
So, if you’re struggling to understand what type
of song you have written or where it fits into the recognised world of
music, I can help, with my Song Arranger hat on.
You may want to hear your existing recording or
song as a Soul Ballad, or a Pop Song. Or it may be that you have written a
theme for a soundtrack. I will be able to take what you have a develop it
further so that it sounds more appropriate to the genre, and closer to what
This is part-way to producing.
I will firstly need to play the song simply on a piano, and make sure
all the main components are in place. If there is something missing, I can
help you to add or tweak the missing part to the melody, structure. I can
also adjust the instrumentation and the rhythmn to make the song more
intuitive. I may also add in spaces or take away spaces to improve the sense
of urgency or create a more relaxed sound.
There are also elements
which can be added to make a song sound more familiar. This depends on your
Instrumentation and how each line interacts can become very important
in the catchiness of your final song.
The drums and bass are very significant in determining how people
react to your music, and as your Music Arranger, I can work to make the overall sound more
impactful, and help you make decisions about whether you want real
instruments or sampled instruments.
So wherever you have arrived at
with your song, I can add and edit it quite significantly to allow it to
breathe, and to give it momentum and purpose.
I carry out Music
Arrangement at £45 per hour. I ask
that my work is credited where possible. "