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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition (Complete Idiot's Guides)

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Write the songs that make the whole world sing.

A step-by-step guide to writing music, this book shows musicians how to compose simple chord progressions and melodies, and leads them through more advanced compositional techniques and musical forms. Designed for composers of all types of music, it includes instruction on composing stand-alone melodies, using different scales and modes, themes and variations, orchestration, and composing for film, theater, and videogames.

-Perfect complement to The Complete Idiot?s Guide to Music Theory and The Complete Idiot?s Guide to Songwriting

-Includes a comprehensive glossary of musical terms, as well as an appendix of various computer-based composition tools

-Easy-to-use oversize trim

About the Author

Michael Miller attended the prestigious Jazz Studies Program at the Indiana University School of Music. A former percussion instructor and working drummer, he is also an accomplished composer and arranger. He is the author of more than 30 books, including The Complete Idio‛s Guide to Playing Drums, Second Edition, The Complete Idio‛s Guide to Music Theory, Second Edition, The Complete Idio‛s Guide to Singing, and The Complete Idio‛s Guide to Solos and Improvisation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592574032
Author:
Miller, Michael
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Subject:
Composition (music)
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Theory
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Music-Theory and Composition
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guides
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10.91x8.60x.64 in. 1.33 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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