As an aspiring composer never wait for potential clients to come to you. Never feel comfortable about a successful time and don’t be lazy (well sometimes one has to be lazy ;-)). Use your uncreative moments to work on other sides of your business – which is at least as important as composing itself: update […]
Doubling an instrument with another instrument-type is a common technique in orchestral music for coloring and strengthening a sound. But be aware of the fact that overdoing of doubling reduces your palette colorwise.
To achieve a lush deep, warm hollywood-type string-bed as accompany, try to use the third of the chord around middle C. But keep an eye on the balance of the chord, especially if the third is already present in the melody.