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Medievalwarfare

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Wind Machine
« on: February 08, 2019, 06:55:39 AM »
I am looking to employ the use of a wind machine in my orchestra piece “Rain” to fulfill the affect of constant rain and wind. How would I notetate this on a full orchestra score?

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Re: Wind Machine
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 06:25:40 PM »
You can simply notate it as you would do for a suspended cymbal roll. Use directions, such as "fast," "slow", "faster," "slower," to indicate relative volume (fast = louder, slow = softer).
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Re: Wind Machine
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 07:22:17 AM »

I agree with Flint. I’m looking at a score with a Wind Machine and it’s notated as a roll with the words
“with swells” beneath. If you want the “swells” to be in certain places I think you have to do as Flint suggests and use directions. 😊


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Re: Wind Machine
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 09:36:59 AM »
I think you can also use hairpins to avoid using words.
Don't quote me on that, however.
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Re: Wind Machine
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 06:28:58 AM »
I think you can also use hairpins to avoid using words.
This seems to make sense. A wind machine has only one control -- a handle to turn. The faster you turn, the louder and higher pitched the sound. I can't see anyone getting confused about hairpins.

Don't quote me on that, however.
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Re: Wind Machine
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2019, 07:16:16 AM »
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Re: Wind Machine
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2019, 12:26:13 PM »
With all due respect, it would be more creative to use music rather than a sound effect.
 
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