John Philip Sousa's march, The Stars and Stripes Forever, with an animated graphical score.
Q: Please tell me more about the composer.
A: You can read about him here http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Q: Where can I learn more about this piece?
A: Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Q: What does the REAL score look like?
A: Here's the original manuscript of this piece: http://www.musanim.com/pdf/...
Q: What do the colors and shapes indicate?
A: Each instrumental family has its own color, size and shape. From back (largest) to front, these are:
percussion (gray top: cymbals, middle: snare drum, bottom: bass drum)
tuba, baritone horn (violet ellipses)
horns, trombones (violet octagons)
clarinets (green octagons)
saxophones (orange rhombi)
cornets (orange inverted ellipses, "stars")
oboe/bassoon (reddish brown stars)
flutes, piccolos (blue ellipses)
Q: Didn't you already do a video of this?
A: Yes, I did, but I didn't have access to a full score, so I based it on a condensed score, which didn't show as much detail. Also, my technique and tools have improved since then, and it's a piece that's good enough to be worth re-doing. If you want to see what I've learned in the past six years, compare this one to the one I did in 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Q: Could you please make a video of ________?
A: Please read this: http://www.musanim.com/requ...