Composing music: a new approach

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Prentice-Hall, 1983 - Music - 230 pages
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Aimed at those who have some knowledge of music but not formal training in composition, this concise introduction to composing starts right in with a brief composition exercise, then proceeds step by step through a series of increasingly complex and challenging problems, gradually expanding the student's musical grammar."This is a wonderful book for anyone who is developing improvising skills or who would like a fun way to explore music."-Jim Stockford, Co-Evolution Quarterly

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I got this book after seeing several recommendations of the author's work, this one included. Despite having only a basic grasp of standard notation, it was not difficult to read and perform the ... Read full review

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This is the best book on composing music available. It is not just for beginners but it is good for them too. Ideal for a music composition class and also good for home study. Using limited resources ... Read full review

Contents

Harmony I
13
Transformation
27
The Small Theme and the Large Theme
43
More Scales and the 12tone Row
57
Ostinato
75
10
97
Organum
115
a Useful Game
131
14
156
Popular Music as a Source
179
16
199
Instrument Ranges
219
Copyright

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