Profession music arranger
Music arrangers create arrangements for music after its creation by a composer. They interpret, adapt or rework a composition for other instruments or voices, or to another style. Music arrangers are experts in instruments and orchestration, harmony, polyphony and composition techniques.
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- Artistic / Enterprising
- Musical instruments
The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.
- Musical theory
The body of interrelated concepts that constitutes the theoretical background of music.
- Musical genres
Different musical styles and genres such as blues, jazz, reggae, rock, or indie.
- Develop musical ideas
Explore and develop musical concepts based on sources such as imagination or environmental sounds.
- Read musical score
Read the musical score during rehearsal and live performance.
- Organise compositions
Arrange and adapt existing musical compositions, add variations to existing melodies or compositions manually or with the use of computer software. Redistribute instrumental parts.
- Write musical scores
Write musical scores for orchestras, ensembles or individual instrumentalists using knowledge of music theory and history. Apply instrumental and vocal capabilities.
- Orchestrate music
Assign lines of music to different musical instruments and/or voices to be played together.
- Transpose music
Transposing music into an alternate key while keeping the original tone structure.
- Rewrite musical scores
Rewrite original musical scores in different musical genres and styles; change rhythm, harmony tempo or instrumentation.