Fundamentals of Musical Composition

Author: Arnold Schoenberg

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9780571196586

Category: Music

Page: 224

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Fundamentals of Musical Composition represents the culmination of more than forty years in Schoenberg's life devoted to the teaching of musical principles to students and composers in Europe and America. For his classes he developed a manner of presentation in which 'every technical matter is discussed in a very fundamental way, so that at the same time it is both simple and thorough'. This book can be used for analysis as well as for composition. On the one hand, it has the practical objective of introducing students to the process of composing in a systematic way, from the smallest to the largest forms; on the other hand, the author analyses in thorough detail and with numerous illustrations those particular sections in the works of the masters which relate to the compositional problem under discussion.

Fundamentals of Music

Rudiments, Musicianship, and Composition

Author: Earl Henry,Jennifer Snodgrass,Susan Piagentini

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0205918514

Category: Music

Page: 480

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Mastering Fundamentals in a Musical Context Fundamentals of Music provides a clear and comprehensive approach to mastering the language of music. The authors invite students to create composition projects, develop aural skills through listening exercises, and analyze musical examples from various styles and genres. With two new authors, this text has been thoroughly revised and expanded, yet maintains the intent of its original author Earl Henry. The optional MySearchLab with eText powered by Exposition Music provides opportunities for students to practice their skills and receive immediate feedback. Each chapter has a pretest, post-test, and chapter review. Separate drills are included for ear training. These assessments feature more than the usual multiple-choice questions, allowing a student to drag and drop notation on a musical staff. This provides opportunities to demonstrate the mastery of concepts and reach a variety of learning styles. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience— for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning — The new MySearchLab with eText delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking — Each of the 13 chapters divide into five main areas allowing students to learn terms and symbols and expand their listening skills. Exercises encourage students to apply concepts to a piece of music at the conclusion of each chapter. Engage Students — Each chapter concludes with a number of creative exercises and projects allowing students to learn interactively. With the audio CD and MySearchLab powered by Exposition Music, students can polish their aural skills using the drills designed specifically to accompany the text. Support Instructors — A full Instructor’s Manual is available for this text. Additional assessment is made available through Exposition Music. Note: MySearchLab with eText does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab with eText, please visit www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with eText: ValuePack ISBN 10: 0205885896 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205885893.

The Act of Musical Composition

Studies in the Creative Process

Author: Dave Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317045572

Category: Music

Page: 312

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The study of musical composition has been marked by a didactic, technique-based approach, focusing on the understanding of musical language and grammar -harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and arrangement - or on generic and stylistic categories. In the field of the psychology of music, the study of musical composition, even in the twenty-first century, remains a poor cousin to the literature which relates to musical perception, music performance, musical preferences, musical memory and so on. Our understanding of the compositional process has, in the main, been informed by anecdotal after-the-event accounts or post hoc analyses of composition. The Act of Musical Composition: Studies in the Creative Process presents the first coherent exploration around this unique aspect of human creative activity. The central threads, or key themes - compositional process, creative thinking and problem-solving - are integrated by the combination of theoretical understandings of creativity with innovative empirical work.

Guide to the Practical Study of Harmony

Author: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486317684

Category: Music

Page: 160

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Written during Tchaikovsky's years as professor at the Moscow Conservatory, this clear and thorough introduction to the study of harmony features numerous examples and exercises.

The Musical Fundamentals of Computer Assisted Composition

Author: Orjan Sandred

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781775000006

Category: Composition (Music)

Page: 125

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How is it possible to take advantage of the processing power of a computer when creating music? This book guides you through the first steps in learning Computer Assisted Composition. The text does not assume any previous experience in Computer Music. It explains how musical ideas can be processed and generated with the help of a computer. You will discover: -How to formalize music so a computer can process it. -The musical effect of computing processes. -Some basic techniques as well as some more advanced concepts. Free software that run on any standard computer makes Computer Assisted Composition more available than ever before. This book gives you the basic knowledge of established techniques for how to use computers in music composition.

Counterpoint

Fundamentals of Music Making

Author: Markand Thakar

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300046380

Category: Music

Page: 312

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Counterpoint manuals have long been central to the music education of composers, historians, and theorists. In this book a conductor uses counterpoint exercises to aid musicians in becoming sensitive to the fundamental ingredients of good music making.

Musical Composition

Author: Reginald Smith Brindle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0193171074

Category: Music

Page: 188

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Musical composition is a key discipline in music programs in conservatories, colleges, and universities. Many teachers consider it as important in the development of young musicians as listening and performance. It can be argued that through compositions musicians achieve the deepest insight into the composer and his music. Musical Composition takes the student through the elements--melody, harmony, counterpoint, and rhythm--before covering a variety of special subjects such as writing vocal and choral music, accompaniments, and film and TV music. Chapters are devoted to recent techniques including free diatonicism, serialism, and indeterminacy. Over 200 examples illustrate points in the text and there are exercises for each chapter.

Principles of Orchestration

Author: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486316971

Category: Music

Page: 489

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Great classical orchestrator provides fundamentals of tonal resonance, progression of parts, voice and orchestra, tutti effects, and much else in major document. Includes 330 pages of musical excerpts.

Structural Functions of Harmony

Author: Arnold Schoenberg,Leonard Stein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393004786

Category: Music

Page: 203

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This book is Schoenberg's last completed theoretical work and represents his final thoughts on the subject of classical and romantic harmony. The earlier chapters recapitulate in condensed form the principles laid down in his 'Theory of Harmony'; the later chapters break entirely new ground, for they analyze the system of key relationships within the structure of whole movements and affirm the principle of 'monotonality, ' showing how all modulations within a movement are merely deviations from, and not negations of, its main tonality.

Schoenberg's Models for Beginners in Composition

Author: Gordon Root

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199700311

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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Models for Beginners in Composition was one of Arnold Schoenberg's earliest attempts to reach a broad American audience through his pedagogical ideas. The novelty of MModels for Beginners in Composition lay in its streamlined approach-one basing all aspects of composition including motivic design, harmony, and the construction of themes on the two-measure phrase. In its practical function as a syllabus for the American classroom, Models for Beginners in Composition stands alone. One of its most significant contributions to American music education was its use of the two-measure phrase as the building block for an entire compositional method. This revised edition of Models for Beginners in Composition by Gordon Root incorporates Schoenberg's corrections to the original manuscript and a commentary tracing the evolution of Schoenberg's unique pedagogical approach. These features allow readers to utilize and explore the text in greater depth. Students of composition, Schoenberg scholars, music theorists, and historians of music theory alike will no doubt welcome this new edition of Schoenberg's classic composition syllabus.

Theory of Harmony

Author: Arnold Schoenberg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520049444

Category: Music

Page: 440

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This book will come as a joy, a revelation, a warm reassurance. From this one book one might well learn less about harmony than about form, about aesthetics, even about life. Some will accuse Schoenberg of not concentrating on the topic at hand, but such an accusation, though well-founded, would miss the point of Theory of Harmony, because the heart and soul of the book is to be found in his vivid and penetrating digressions. They are the fascinating reflections of a great and humane musician who was a born writer as well. - from the book.

Musical Composition

Projects in Ways and Means

Author: Ellis B. Kohs

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461669936

Category: Music

Page: 248

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Designed to help student composers achieve technical mastery and artistic growth.

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.

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.

Musical Composition

Craft and Art

Author: Alan Belkin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300218990

Category: Composition (Music)

Page: 272

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An invaluable introduction to the art and craft of musical composition from a distinguished teacher and composer This essential introduction to the art and craft of musical composition is designed to familiarize beginning composers with principles and techniques applicable to a broad range of musical styles, from concert pieces to film scores and video game music. The first of its kind to utilize a style-neutral approach, in addition to presenting the commonly known classical forms, this book offers invaluable general guidance on developing and connecting musical ideas, building to a climax, and other fundamental formal principles. It is designed for both classroom use and independent study.