George Leong - Wonders of Music Arrangem

Gather up Music Arrangement Fanatics! 

In this series, Mr. George Leong will give a talk about the wonders of music arrangement and demonstrating various Music Arrangement styles and genres. He will show what you can do with a Digital Audio Workstation to create the sound that you are looking for! 

Like we said, Arranging is the art of giving an existing melody musical variety. It is an essential skillset for songwriters or composers to acquire in the modern era in order to arrange your own song to fully unleash the emotions behind it. 


<Background of Mr. George Leong> 

Mr. George Leong 梁伯君 is an experienced music professional best known for his meticulous music arrangement and production work. He has recorded internationally, arranged for albums and theme songs for films. He has won multiple prestigious awards for his work.


He is best known for his meticulous music arrangement and production work. In 1992, Rock Records 滾石唱片 signed George up for an eight-year stint in Taiwan. He worked with artistes such as Tracy Hwang 黃鶯鶯, Sarah Chen 陳淑樺, Sandy Lam 林憶蓮, Alex To 杜德偉, Whinnie Shin 辛曉琪, Sammi Cheng 鄭秀文, Karen Mok 莫文蔚, Energy, Fish Leong 梁静茹, Jonathan Lee 李宗盛, Emil Chau 周華健, Richie Ren 任賢齊, Pauline Lan 蓝心湄, Coco Lee 李玟, Johnny Chen 小蟲, Mayday 五月天, Michael & Victor 光良 品冠 and the late Leslie Cheung 張國榮 and Anita Mui 梅艳芳.


One of his most notable arrangements is 【追】,the title track from the movie 【金枝玉叶】 performed by Leslie Cheung 張國榮 and 【听说爱情回来过】 performed by Sandy Lam 林忆莲. He has composed music for Fish Leong and Mayday 【彩虹】,Coco Lee 【等爱降落】, Alex To 【愛你愛的不尋常】 and Energy’s 【永远不说再见】--these earned him multiple platinum records.



<Topics Include>

  • Introduction

  • The importance of Music Arrangement in Pop Music

  • Different Music Arrangement styles

  • Different DAWs Advantages and Styles

  • How to work with others / bands for arrangement

  • Analysis of demo & reference

  • Use of different sounds and instruments to drawing of the whole picture

  • Music Arrangement Know-hows:
    - How to use effect
    - Mix and Edit
    - Frequencies
    - How to emphasise on the specialties / unique points of the song through arrangement 

  • How to get started rom Music Arrangement - Composing - Production


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