The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition

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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 ...

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592574032
  • Publisher: DK
  • Publication date: 10/4/2005
  • Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 338,637
  • Product dimensions: 8.57 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Miller is the author of several books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Theory, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing Drums, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Singing, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Composition. He has been using Cubase for a number of years. He used Cubase SX to record the audio CD included with the second edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing Drums.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2010

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    This book is simply written with lots of good information. It helps a lot in putting music concepts together. It has enough music theory to easliy comprehend the concepts. I enjoyed reading this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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