The Everything Music Composition Book
A Step-by-step Guide to Writing MusicBook - 2009
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 syles 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, c2009
Characteristics: xii, 291 p. : ill., music : 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Alternative Title: Music composition book