Hearing and Writing Music: Professional Training for Today's Musician 2nd edition, revised and expanded

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Designed as a self-training manual as well as a classroom text, this book is a complete step-by-step course to develop the musician’s ability to hear and notate any style of music. Personal training, theory and exercises form an integrated, subconscious technique, which may be applied to composition, improvisation or performance.

A definitive guide and reference book for composers, orchestrators, arrangers and performers, Hearing and Writing Music teaches a fast sketch technique...

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Overview

Designed as a self-training manual as well as a classroom text, this book is a complete step-by-step course to develop the musician’s ability to hear and notate any style of music. Personal training, theory and exercises form an integrated, subconscious technique, which may be applied to composition, improvisation or performance.

A definitive guide and reference book for composers, orchestrators, arrangers and performers, Hearing and Writing Music teaches a fast sketch technique and emphasizes accurate communication through music notation. The goal is to recognize and notate any musical sound without using a keyboard or any other instrument. Contents include

  • Developing your ear
  • Hearing intervals and phrases
  • Transcription technique
  • Perception to notation of all elements of music
  • Preparation for production and publishing
  • Reference and resource section for composition and film scoring
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Editorial Reviews

Society of Composers and Lyricists Score, Society of Composers and Lyricists
A kind of finishing school for those who wish to pursue a career in composing, orchestrating, arranging or performing.
ITG Journal
A synthesis of the author's vast knowledge and his quest to define the question, 'How do we hear?
Jazz Educators Journal New Books, Jazz Educators Journal
A wonderfully systematic approach to ear training . . . neatly designed and structured, it just flows. Direct and easily understood.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780962949678
  • Publisher: September Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 344,839
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

1. You and Music
2. Developing Your Ear
3. From Sound to Music
4. The Material of Music
5. Hearing Intervals
6. Hearing Phrases
7. Transcribing Music
8. Transcription Technique
9. Perception to Notation
10. Communicating with Music Notation
11. Preparation for Performance and Publishing
12. Reference and Resources
Appendix
Index
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