| Originally posted by Dave Martin |
For the scoring end, I'd also look for the orchestration books by Neslon Riddle, Don Sebesky and Henry Mancini.
I've got all three of those. The Mancini is my favorite, in part because of the included CD. I like the Riddle book, too.
The Sebesky book... I dunno. I've definitely learned things from it--I actually bought it in high school, on advice from a teacher. But Sebesky's style hasn't aged too well to my ears. The 'CTI Sound' almost seems like kitsch to me these days.
Dave, what do you find most useful about that book? I haven't looked at it in a while, so perhaps I'm due to revisit it...