The Everything Music Composition Book

The Everything Music Composition Book

A Step-by-step Guide to Writing Music

Book - 2009
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You will learn: music theory and music's building blocks, including pitch, equal temperament, intervals, time signatures, scales, chords, motives, cadences, melody, harmony, rhythm, counterpoint; how to tell a musical story through mood, texture, tension and release; how to read standard notation, figured bass, Roman numerals, chord symbols, and guitar tablature; the variety of musical forms as used in classical and popular genres; the origins and evolution of a variety of musical styles from medieval music to the present day; rock, jazz, Latin, and other popular styles of music from a compositional perspective; tips on how to write for many instruments in western music, including strings, voice, brass, woodwinds, percussion, drums, piano, the guitar, and the electric bass; dozens of essential composers and their legacies; tips for orchestrating and arranging music for a variety of ensembles from string quartets to jazz quartets to the symphony orchestra; where to find additional resources--P. [x].
Publisher: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, ©2009
ISBN: 9781605500935
Branch Call Number: 781.3 S7961e 2009
Characteristics: xii, 291 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (27 min., 36 sec. digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Alternative Title: Music composition book


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