About the Author

Name: Ron Hess

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Bio: Ron Hess works as a studio conductor, orchestrator, copyist and score supervisor in Los Angeles, where he’s well-known for his quick ability to ferret out the most hidden performance problems and spot score glitches rapidly. He holds a Master’s Degree from the New England Conservatory, and is considered one of the top Finale experts in Los Angeles. Learn more about the life of this "hired gun" by visiting his website at www.ronhessmusic.com

Articles written by Ron Hess

Orchestration: The Devil Is In The Details, Part 2

May 23, 2011

Ron Hess discusses how you’ll never achieve the Holy Grail of a perfect sight reading if your notation doesn’t tell each musician at a glance how it’s supposed to sound

An Introduction To FinaleScript

March 14, 2011

Ron Hess takes FinaleScript for a test drive

Arranging: From Less to More – Mastering The Big “Mo”

January 31, 2011

Ron Hess talks about ideas for arrangements to take your music to the next level

The Grit and the Gravy

December 30, 2010

Ron Hess talks about tension, release, and more – the “grit and gravy” of film music

More Steps To Better Creativity

November 23, 2010

Ron Hess talks about ways to inspire your creativity through getting to know your own creative process

Finale 2011: What Does it Deliver?

October 4, 2010

Ron Hess looks at the Finale 2011 upgrade and what it delivers for film and television composers

Great Moments In Film Orchestration History: Bernard Herrmann

May 20, 2010

Ron Hess looks at the brilliant orchestrations and non-orchestrations of Bernard Herrmann

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Some Trinkets From The What-Not Shop

Ron Hess talks about some interesting tips for a variety of subjects

Are You Really An Orchestrator?

Ron Hess presents the Orchestrational Aptitude Test (OAT)

Music Prep Ergonomics, Part 2

Ron Hess continues his look at ergonomics and music preparation