Music Composition for Dummies

Music Composition for Dummies

by Scott Jarrett, Holly Day
     
 

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Creative exercises build your composing skills

The fun and easy way to turn the tune in your head into a full-fledged composition!

Wish you could write music? You can! This friendly guide gives you everything you need to start composing, from choosing the right rhythm and tempo to writing with chords and melody to expressing your musical ideas

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Overview

Creative exercises build your composing skills

The fun and easy way to turn the tune in your head into a full-fledged composition!

Wish you could write music? You can! This friendly guide gives you everything you need to start composing, from choosing the right rhythm and tempo to writing with chords and melody to expressing your musical ideas through instruments and voices. You'll see how to create popular songs, classically structured pieces, and even film, TV, or video game soundtracks!

Discover how to:

  • Master chord progressions
  • Harmonize with melody
  • Select the right instruments
  • Write for multiple voices
  • Compose electronic music
  • Make a demo recording

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470224212
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/05/2008
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
339,430
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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