Behind Bars

The Definitive Guide to Music Notation

Author: Elaine Gould

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571514564

Category: Music

Page: 676

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Behind Bars is the indispensable reference book for composers, arrangers, teachers and students of composition, editors, and music processors. Supported by 1,500 music examples of published scores from Bach to Xenakis, this seminal and all-encompassing guide encourages new standards of excellence and accuracy.

Behind Bars

The Definitive Guide to Music Notation

Author: Elaine Gould

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571590032

Category: Musical notation

Page: 676

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How to Write for Percussion

A Comprehensive Guide to Percussion Composition

Author: Samuel Z. Solomon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199920362

Category: Music

Page: 288

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While composers and percussionists are working more closely than ever with one another, there are few resources that address this collaborative relationship in depth. However, Samuel Z. Solomon, himself a percussionist and teacher, offers a comprehensive examination of the issues that percussionists and composers encounter in How to Write for Percussion. The first edition, self-published in 2004, provided musicians and music programs the world over with practical and indispensible information about issues of notation, concert production, and much more. This new edition goes even further as Solomon offers more insights derived from his personal experience as a percussionist and teacher and from his collaborations with other musicians. The second edition of How to Write for Percussion expands the survey of behind-the-scenes processes-from instrument choice and notation to logistics, execution, and concert production-to uncover all the tools a composer needs to comfortably create innovative and skilled percussion composition. Solomon also includes more excerpts and performances as well as interviews with famous percussionists and composers that capture the intricacies of percussion composition. Moreover, the second edition features an expanded text with more instruments and more analysis, plus an extensive Online Video Companion containing over nine hours of videos with demonstrations, performances, interviews, and analysis to flesh out and clarify the material in the book. This updated edition of How to Write for Percussion will appeal to a wide swath of musicians including composers, arrangers, and percussionists. Those who have already utilized the first edition will welcome the upgrade, and those who have yet to benefit from Solomon's perspective will likewise find his insights illuminating.

The Cambridge Guide to Orchestration

Author: Ertuğrul Sevsay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107067480

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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Demonstrating not only how to write for orchestra but also how to understand and enjoy a score, The Cambridge Guide to Orchestration is a theoretical and practical guide to instrumentation and orchestration for scholars, professionals and enthusiasts. With detailed information on all the instruments of the orchestra, both past and present, it combines discussion of both traditional and modern playing techniques to give the most complete overview of the subject. It contains fifty reduced scores to be re-orchestrated and a wide range of exercises, which clarify complex subjects such as multiple stops on stringed instruments, harmonics and trombone glissandi. Systematic analysis reveals the orchestration techniques used in original scores, including seven twentieth-century compositions. This Guide also includes tables and lists for quick reference, providing the ranges of commonly used instruments and the musical names and terminology used in English, German, Italian and French.

Berklee Contemporary Music Notation

Author: Jonathan Feist

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1540013006

Category: Music

Page: 200

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(Berklee Guide). Learn the nuances of music notation, and create professional looking scores. This reference presents a comprehensive look at contemporary music notation. You will learn the meaning and stylistic practices for many types of notation that are currently in common use, from traditional staffs to lead sheets to guitar tablature. It discusses hundreds of notation symbols, as well as general guidelines for writing music. Berklee College of Music brings together teachers and students from all over the world, and we use notation in a great variety of ways. This book presents our perspectives on notation: what we have found to be the most commonly used practices in today's music industry, and what seems to be serving our community best. It includes a foreword by Matthew Nicholl, who was a long-time chair of Berklee's Contemporary Writing and Production Department. Whether you find yourself in a Nashville recording studio, Hollywood sound stage, grand concert hall, worship choir loft, or elementary school auditorium, this book will help you to create readable, professional, publication-quality notation. Beyond understanding the standard rules and definitions, you will learn to make appropriate choices for your own work, and generally how to achieve clarity and consistency in your notation so that it best serves your music.

Music Notation in the Twentieth Century

A Practical Guidebook

Author: Kurt Stone

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393950533

Category: Music

Page: 357

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In this comprehensive and definitive survey of current notation procedures, Kurt Stone has brought order to a field traditionally fraught with confusion and idiosyncrasy. He not only describes and recommends new methods for notating modern music, thereby establishing standard procedures for the present and future, but integrates them with traditional practices still in use. The result is a guide to all forms of notation used in serious music today.

Music Notation

Preparing Scores and Parts

Author: Matthew Nicholl,Richard Grudzinski,Jonathan Feist

Publisher: Berklee PressPublications

ISBN: 9780876390740

Category: Music

Page: 147

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(Berklee Guide). Whether you notate music by hand or use computer software, this practical reference will show you today's best practices rendering the details of your scores and parts. Improve your music's legibility and express your ideas clearly to get the best possible representation of your music. You will learn to: create scores that are easy to conduct and parts that are easy to perform; understand the unique practices and standards for handwritten vs. computer-generated scores, such as those by Finale and Sibelius ; lay out scores with proper instrument order, measures per page, and common alignment practices; understand the publication standards for orchestral, big-band, vocal, and rhythm-section-based scores; use appropriate practices for different styles, such as pop, commercial, classical, and jazz; and more. Music Notation Preparing Scores and Parts is used as a notation textbook by Berklee College of Music's Contemporary Writing and Production Department. It presents the definitive word in score and part preparation, based on contemporary publishing-industry practice.

Music Notation

A Manual of Modern Practice

Author: Gardner Read

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780800854539

Category: Music

Page: 482

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Offers information on traditional and idiomatic notation for all instruments and voices and provides instructions for writing music manuscripts, scores, and parts.

Hollywood Harmony

Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema

Author: Frank Lehman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190606398

Category: Music

Page: 312

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Film music often tells us how to feel, but it also guides us how to hear. Filmgoing is an intensely musical experience, one in which the soundtrack structures our interpretations and steers our emotions. Hollywood Harmony explores the inner workings of film music, bringing together tools from music theory, musicology, and music psychology in this first ever book-length analytical study of this culturally central repertoire. Harmony, and especially chromaticism, is emblematic of the "film music sound," and it is often used to evoke that most cinematic of feelings-wonder. To help parse this familiar but complex musical style, Hollywood Harmony offers a first-of-its kind introduction to neo-Riemannian theory, a recently developed and versatile method of understanding music as a dynamic and transformational process, rather than a series of inert notes on a page. This application of neo-Riemannian theory to film music is perfect way in for curious newcomers, while also constituting significant scholarly contribution to the larger discipline of music theory. Author Frank Lehman draws from his extensive knowledge of cinematic history with case-studies that range from classics of Golden Age Hollywood to massive contemporary franchises to obscure cult-films. Special emphasis is placed on scores for major blockbusters such as Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Inception. With over a hundred meticulously transcribed music examples and more than two hundred individual movies discussed, Hollywood Harmony will fascinate any fan of film and music.

Analyzing Classical Form

An Approach for the Classroom

Author: William E. Caplin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199987297

Category: Music

Page: 736

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Analyzing Classical Form offers an approach to the analysis of musical form that is especially suited for classroom use at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Students will learn how to make complete harmonic and formal analyses of music drawn from the instrumental works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Complete Guide to Film Scoring

The Art and Business of Writing Music for Movies and TV

Author: Richard Davis

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495032264

Category: Music

Page: 424

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(Berklee Guide). Essential for anyone interested in the business, process and procedures of writing music for film or television, this book teaches the Berklee approach to the art, covering topics such as: preparing and recording a score, contracts and fees, publishing, royalties, copyrights and much more. Features interviews with 21 top film-scoring professionals, including Michael Kamen, Alf Clausen, Alan Silvestri, Marc Shaiman, Mark Snow, Harry Gregson-Williams and Elmer Bernstein. Now updated with info on today's latest technology, and invaluable insights into finding work in the industry.

The Norton Manual of Music Notation

Author: George Heussenstamm

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393955262

Category: Music

Page: 168

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The Norton Manual of Music Notation is designed to serve as a practical guide to music handwriting and music-writing procedures. It provides the music student with an essential tool for learning to put notes down on paper with clarity and speed. At the same time, it serves as an indispensable reference to a wide variety of notational conventions.

Composing with Finale

Author: Mark Johnson

Publisher: Muska/Lipman

ISBN: 9781598635737

Category: Music

Page: 310

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Finale offers all the notation tools required to craft virtually any composition. Unfortunately, the imaginative ways these tools are used sometimes becomes an elaborate composition in itself! Composing with Finale shows you the essentials you’ll need in order to make the most of this program’s incredible power. Studying Finale from a compositional perspective eases the learning curve overall, transforming Finale into an extension of your imagination. Instead of describing procedures most beneficial to copyists and engravers, this book isolates the methods crucial to working with a composition in progress— how to efficiently translate directly from your mind to the score.Far from a “point-and-click” guide, Composing with Finale will help you compose more music with one of the most advanced music-composition tools on the market.

Vehicle Handling Dynamics

Theory and Application

Author: Masato Abe

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0081003730

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 322

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Vehicle dynamics are vital for optimizing a vehicle’s drivability, efficiency, and safety. Understanding the forces and motions on a vehicle (both theoretical aspects, like basic equations of motion, and practical ones, like tire mechanics and human vehicle control) is integral in the design and development of all vehicles. Masato Abe’s Vehicle Handling Dynamics, Second Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of vehicle dynamics, enabling readers to visualize and invent better vehicles. Vehicle Handling Dynamics begins with an overview of the fundamental theories of vehicle handling dynamics, based on simple equations of motion. The book then extends to driver-vehicle behavior, handling quality and active vehicle motion control. In addition, this new edition includes two new chapters. Chapter 9 covers vehicle motion control for electric vehicles, crucial in this new era of automobiles. Chapter 12 studies the classic issue of model-based handling quality evaluations (challenging the traditional dependencies on test drivers for determining a vehicle’s drivability). Written by one of the most distinguished authorities in the area, Vehicle Handling Dynamics, Second Edition, lends equal and careful consideration to both theory and application, providing valuable insights for students of and engineers working in vehicle dynamics and control. Discusses the fundamentals of vehicle dynamics from basic theory to hands-on applications, using Newton’s equations of motion to show the link between mechanics and vehicle behavior Provides practical examples and real-life details to ensure thorough understanding of vehicle handling dynamics and control Includes case studies and worked examples using MATLAB® and Simulink® Covers all variables of vehicle dynamics, including tire and vehicle motion, control aspects, human control, and external disturbances

Meet George Gershwin at the Keyboard

Author: Alfred Publishing Staff,George Gershwin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571526772

Category: Music

Page: 44

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A terrific collection of songs by George Gershwin that the composer has arranged as piano solos. Ideal for the intermediate pianist and a great insight into the mind of one America's greatest composers. Titles: The Man I Love * I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise * Do It Again * Fascinating Rhythm * Oh, Lady Be Good * Somebody Loves Me * Sweet and Low Down * Clap Yo' Hands * Do Do Do * My One and Only * 'S Wonderful * Strike Up the Band * I Got Rhythm * Who Cares? * That Certain Feeling * Liza