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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

Table of Contents

Preface

General Rules for the Exercises

1. The Cell, the Row, and Some Scales

2. Harmony

3. Transformation

4. The Small Theme and the Large Theme

5. More Scales and the 12-tone Row

6. Isomelody and Isorhythm, Combined

7. Ostinato

8. Accompaniment Procedures

9. Harmony (II)

10. Counterpoint

11. Organum

12. Imitation: a Useful Game

13. Words and Music

14. Picture Music

15. Popular Music as a Source

16. Minimalism

Appendix A: Instrument Ranges

Appendix B: Musical Symbols

Appendix C: Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226732169
Author:
Russo, William
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Stevenson, David
Author:
Ainis, Jeffrey
Author:
Aines, Jeffrey
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Composition
Subject:
Songwriting
Subject:
Composition (music)
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Songwriting
Subject:
Music-Music Business and Songwriting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
86-375
Publication Date:
February 1988
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
music examples throughout
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.6 in

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