Behind Bars: The Definitive Guide To Music Notation
Faber Music Ltd, Aug 17, 2016 - Music - 304 pages
Behind Bars is the indispensable reference book for composers, arrangers, teachers and students of composition, editors, and music processors. In the most thorough and painstakingly researched book to be published since the 1980s, specialist music editor Elaine Gould provides a comprehensive grounding in notational principles. This full eBook version is in fixed-layout format to ensure layout and image quality is consistent with the original hardback edition.
Behind Bars covers everything from basic rules, conventions and themes to complex instrumental techniques, empowering the reader to prepare music with total clarity and precision. With the advent of computer technology, it has never been more important for musicians to have ready access to principles of best practice in this dynamic field, and this book will support the endeavours of software users and devotees of hand-copying alike. The author's understanding of, and passion for, her subject has resulted in a book that is not only practical but also compellingly readable.
This seminal and all-encompassing guide encourages new standards of excellence and accuracy and, at 704 pages, it is supported by 1,500 music examples of published scores from Bach to Xenakis. This is the full eBook version of the original hardback edition.
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I didn't actually read it, but I needed more references in my essay, so I threw this in. 100% judging the book by it's cover, I think it was amazing. It has a very good title that sounds really nice in a reference. Thank you Ms. Gould.
Accidentals and Key Signatures
Dynamics and Articulation
Grace Notes Arpeggiated Chords Trills Glissandos and Vibrato
Woodwind and Brass
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