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

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

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by Ron Gorow
     
 

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A self-training manual as well as a classroom text, this book is a complete step-by-step course to develop the musician¹s ability to hear and notate any style of music. Personal training, theory and exercises produce techniques which are combined in an integrated, subconscious craft which may be applied to composition, improvisation or performance.

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A self-training manual as well as a classroom text, this book is a complete step-by-step course to develop the musician¹s ability to hear and notate any style of music. Personal training, theory and exercises produce techniques which are combined in an integrated, subconscious craft which may be applied to composition, improvisation or performance.

Highlights of the book are: Transcribing techniques to help you improvise, orchestrate, compose. How to maximize your creativity and productivity. How to develop your craft by consolidating techniques. How to read music with your ears. How you can write music without using an instrument. How to write music spontaneously, as your ear guides your hand. How to communicate accurately through music notation. Why you don¹t need ³perfect pitch.² Tools to develop your music perception. 140 exercises, many music examples‹models for a lifetime of study. Resources for composing, orchestrating, film scoring. Where to find supplies, organizations, information, inspiration. Working in the music business.

Ron Gorow has consolidated his 40 years experience in Hollywood as a composer, orchestrator, arranger, copyist, music engraver, score proofreader, musicologist and teacher to develop the techniques presented in Hearing and Writing Music. He is a member of Professional Musicians Local 47, Recording Musicians Association and ASCAP.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780962949678
Publisher:
September Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
618,260
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.13(d)

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One of the four things every songwriter should have.
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The best system for teaching ear training that I've ever seen.
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One of the most valuable books any music student or educator could own.
Michael Laskow
Having worked in film and television production for the last 15 years, it's wonderful to know there is a book that helps me find the professionals who can provide me with the services I need."-C. C. Collins, Owner, CITV "An incredible tool for anyone wanting a leg up in the industry."- Michael Laskow, TAXI

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