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

Music Prep Ergonomics, Part 1

November 17, 2009

Ron Hess explores how better ergonomics can help the music prep process

Finale vs. Sibelius: Another Perspective

October 16, 2009

Ron Hess takes a different look at the Finale vs. Sibelius notation software debate

Orchestration: On Profiting From Your Limitations

September 21, 2009

Ron Hess discusses endurance, rests, and some subtler elements of contemporary orchestration

The Irritation Of Reiteration

August 13, 2009

Ron Hess explores the hazards and pitfalls of repetition

Reinstallation Insurance

July 16, 2009

Ron Hess talks about avoiding hazards with software installs and reinstalls

Sampling Giveaways

June 17, 2009

Ron Hess talks about sampler shortcomings and how to avoid them

Toward More Effective (and Efficient) Cuing

May 11, 2009

Ron Hess talks about how effective cuing can create better performances

More from this Author

Dynamic Range For The Musician

Ron Hess talks about the importance of dynamic range in the composing and orchestration process

Conduct Yourself Accordingly, Part 8: Getting Out Of 2nd Gear

Ron Hess talks about what can be learned from new conductors

Orchestration: Why Transpose Your Score?

Ron Hess explores the question of whether to use transposed scores or not