Creative Music Composition: The Young Composer's Voice

Creative Music Composition: The Young Composer's Voice

by Margaret Lucy Wilkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415974674

ISBN-13: 9780415974677

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Creative Music Composition is designed to be an introductory textbook for music students. "Creative composition"-composing in your own style, rather than in the style of a composer of the past-is embraced by music educators not only for composition students, but for beginning performers and music educators, and is often offered to all music students and…  See more details below

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Creative Music Composition is designed to be an introductory textbook for music students. "Creative composition"-composing in your own style, rather than in the style of a composer of the past-is embraced by music educators not only for composition students, but for beginning performers and music educators, and is often offered to all music students and non-music majors who wish to enhance their musical creativity.

With 25 years of experience teaching fledgling composers, the author tackles the key ingredients that make for successful composition, including: stimulus to the musical imagination; discussion of a variety of current musical languages; analysis of many examples from contemporary scores; technical exercises; suggestions as to how to start a composition; structures; and examinations of works from particular genres. Wilkins covers several musical languages, from folk and popular to serialism; analyses various rhythmic forms; suggests approaches for composing for a variety of instruments, from traditional to electronic ones, as well as for the human voice; addresses the nuts and bolts of score preparation; and offers career advice.

For all composition students-and for music students in general-Creative Music Composition offers a clear and concise introduction that will enable them to reach their personal goals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415974677
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Young composers and a creative environment7
Ch. 2Concepts of the imagination : getting started15
Ch. 3Structures : traditional/invented23
Ch. 4Musical languages : multiplicity of styles43
Ch. 5Technical exercises103
Ch. 6Exploring instruments117
Ch. 7Composing for traditional ensembles151
Ch. 8Composing for voices199
Ch. 9Composing for a monodic instrument235
Ch. 10Moving ahead255

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