What is the secret code behind so many musical compositions? How do you substitute chords to create greater musical complexity? Why is music so good at playing with people's emotions? In this compact book, composer and pianist Jason Martineau presents the elements of music in clear and comprehensible terms. Packed with superb diagrams and a wealth of fascinating hard-to-come-by musical tips, this is a great primer, and an invaluable resource for novice and professional alike. WOODEN BOOKS US EDITIONS. Small books, BIG ideas. Tiny but packed with information. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST.
This music fundamentals textbook is for both aspiring music majors and non-majors. Based on an anthology of works from music literature, it features clear, concise explanations, extensive written exercises, and a variety of suggested in-class activities. It emphasizes process of making music–emphasizing, at every stage, that music is to be heard and made–not merely seen and learned in the abstract. All of the key topics are covered: music notation; rhythm; scales; intervals; triads; basic harmonic progressions. The second edition of the Elements of Music has excellent supplements, which can be purchased individually they include an audio CD that contains all of the works in the anthology, and Finale files on CD include all the significant exercises from the text. 0131584197 9780131584198 CD of Audio Examples for Elements of Music, 2/e - CD-ROM Only 0136155073 9780136155072 Finale Files for Elements of Music, 1/e - CD-ROM Only
This large color version is perfect for jotting notes in the sidebar while studying.The Elements of Music Composition serves as a reference for all of the other courses we offer. You'll learn how elements and cornerstones in music work together and build an organic music composition. This book supplements the Technique Builder and the Craft of Music Composition series.Normal Price: $9.99 Designed for the Composer Without Formal Training Pulling back the veil to reveal how master composers create original works Directed towards musicians who have some understanding of music theory and composing but lack formal training in music composition, this book deconstructs the dogma associated with the seemingly impenetrable art of music composition. Composers are taught the concept of organic music and begin to develop an understanding of how coherence and comprehensibility play a major role in the creation of musical works. Understand the Principles Composers Use to Create Masterworks Music theory is only a stepping stone to the creation of original music compositions Music theory fails to account for an individual's capacity to experience beauty and emotion in a musical work, and it only teaches a composer to replicate an established style. While music theory won't teach you to think about composing like one of the masters, it's still important for composers to study music theory to gain exposure to the techniques developed by the master composers of the past. Music theory is an excellent training tool, but the composer who wants to go beyond the ordinary must dissect the composing process and reveal its mysteries. Go Beyond Music Theory to Create Effective Musical Works Teaching the principles of construction gives composers the ability to create original works While student composers need to learn established systems of music theory and composition, systems should be abandoned when it comes time to compose authentic works of art. This text details the elements of a musical work and describes how a composer uses melody, harmony, form, orchestration, and timbre using a connected process where every element contributes to the composition and serves a role. A Practical Approach to Music Composition Without Arbitrary Exercises The craft of music composition is revealed through a careful review of the elements of music Composers will not complete exercises, improve technique, or learn the typical concepts addressed in your average music composition course. This text aims to get deep inside the process of composing to reveal fundamental principles that apply to several musical styles. Generic exercises that instruct a composer to create a melody on an established chord progression, fix voice leading errors, and create modulations to scripted keys do not promote original thought. Composers must be taught the principles behind the theories to understand how to compose original music that stems from a deep understanding of the nature of music. Suitable for the Casual Listener or the Professional Composer and Musician Learn to compose music not through the study of other composers theories, but through universal principles that apply to musical works. The best composers in history learned to write music by following in the footsteps of those who came before. Composers created music based on principles of voice leading and counterpoint before the advent of music theory. Beethoven was notorious for carefully working out counterpoint exercises, and he went to great lengths to ensure his exercises followed the proper procedures. Mozart used counterpoint to teach his own students. This book teaches you the basic underlying principles of music composition so you can create effective musical works based on sound principles of music composition.
An effective new songwriting vocabulary supported by ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC. The Elements Of Song Craft does for songwriters what William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White’s The Elements Of Style did for English language students and writers alike; gives an all-in-one definitive manifesto for contemporary songwriters in every genre to organize, understand, and practice the rules, principles, definitions, forms, and song craft needed to create good songs, songs of undeniable creative power and beauty, songs that last. The Elements of Song Craft beelines directly to the most important aspect of writing good songs—identifying the key emotion living at the heart of the song—then offers a step-by-step process to harnessing that singular emotional power. Additionally, a dozen other strategies, formulas, perspectives, and exercises are offered in the book. The Elements of Song Craft introduces, for the first time to a general songwriting audience, an effective new songwriting vocabulary utilized by songwriters taught in the SONG ARTS ACADEMY method and supported by ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, the world’s leading Performance Rights Organizations at the heart of the songwriting business, as well as at NYU Steinhardt’s and The New School’s songwriting programs, for over sixteen years. Thousands of song arts participants, including hit songwriters and The Voice and American Idol contestants, have been trained in this method.
Written for music students in Years 11 and 12. It is also a valuable resource for music students in Years 9 and 10. The book helps students to understand the basic elements of music and musical vocabulary.
Konnie Saliba gives practical, step-by-step processes for introducing and exploring the elements of music with the Orff methodology in this invaluable resource, perfect for the classroom music teacher or music education student. What better way to teach about rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and timbre than by playing, singing, and dancing? Complete with classical music listening suggestions, this book is sure to enhance your program and take your teaching to the next level.
The Elements of Music Composition gives composers the missing puzzle piece to create musical works that endure and become richer and more meaningful with each performance. Composers learn how a musical work can grow out of a single seed and connect the different disciplines within music composition. Applying the concepts in this book will help composers create highly effective works that resonate with audiences. The cornerstones of music composition are important to the development of a composer's technique and skill, but they do not teach how to think like a composer. The Elements of Music Composition introduces the concepts of coherence and comprehensibility, which results in a single theory of composition that is flexible and teaches composers to think like the master composers of the past. This book provides the missing puzzle piece for composers who want to learn how elements in music can work together to create an organic and coherent musical work.
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Elements of Indian Music introduces the Indian melodic system in an accessible manner within the realm of Western music theory. It demonstrates a new archetype in music composition for composers of any genre, as well as composition teachers and anyone interested in ethnomusicology.This book contains a set of 12 etudes for piano and transcriptions for classical guitar. Each etude is about one minute in length and utilizes notes from a particular Indian scale. An intermediate to advanced skill level is required to perform each etude. Practicing and performing these studies is an excellent way to expand ones musical perspective beyond traditional diatonic scales.Indian music has intrigued the West for a long time, but hasnt always been accessible because of the absence of a systematic approach to theory and repertoire. Just as the Western harmonic system is well developed, the Indian melodic system is very advanced and equally established. The intermingling of these two worlds can inspire new, exceptional sonic landscapes.Useful literature on the evolution of the Indian melodic system is also included, with notes on how it can be used as a modus operandi by Western musicians who wish to apply Indian scales in Western compositions and improvisations.Includes access to online audio
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2nd EDITION: NOVEMBER 2019 For Composers Who Want to Compose Effective Music The Elements of Music Composition gives composers the missing puzzle piece that makes it possible to create musical works that endure and become richer and more meaningful with each performance. Composers learn to create a composition that grows out of a single seed and connects the different disciplines within music composition. Applying the concepts in this book will help composers create highly effective works that resonate with audiences. The education of a composer typically includes instruction in subject areas that are designed to teach composers about the methods that composers of the past used to create original works: Counterpoint teaches composers to combine multiple melodies. Music theory teaches chords and progressions Orchestration colors a musical work and adds depth. Form serves as the container for expansive musical ideas. These cornerstones of music composition are important to the development of a composer's technique and skill, but they do not teach how to think like a composer. The Elements of Music Composition introduces a concept of coherence to bring all of these components together into a single theory of composition that is flexible, does not demand adherence to strict rules, and teaches composers to think like the master composers of the past. Think about music in an entirely different way. Learn to compose music where every element is critical to the whole. This book provides the missing puzzle piece for composers who want to learn how elements in music work together to create an organic and coherent musical work. Designed for Composers of All Levels Pulling back the veil to reveal how master composers create original works Deconstructing the dogma associated with the seemingly impenetrable art of music composition is a primary aim of this work. Composers are introduced to the concept of organic music and begin to develop an understanding of how coherence and comprehensibility play a major role in the creation of musical works. Understand the Principles Composers Use to Create Masterworks Music theory is only a stepping stone to the creation of original music compositions Music theory teaches a composer to create derivative music of an established style. While music theory is essential to learning how the masters constructed their musical works, it doesn't necessarily teach composers anything about writing original music. This book shines a light on the process of composing music by showing composers how to use melody, harmony, form, orchestration, and counterpoint in a connected process where every element contributes to the composition and serves a role. A Practical Approach to Music Composition Without Arbitrary Exercises The craft of music composition is revealed through a careful review of the elements of music Composers will not complete exercises, improve technique, or learn the typical concepts addressed in your average music composition course. Travel deep inside the process of composing to reveal fundamental principles that can be applied to almost any style of music. Generic exercises that instruct a composer to create a melody on an established chord progression, fix voice leading errors, and create modulations to scripted keys do not encourage original thought. Music Composition Technique Series: Vol. I The Elements of Music composition starts composers on a path of musical mastery. The complete four-volume series serves as a complete education in the theory of music composition. Volume II develops the composers' technique and inner ear. Volume III teaches composers the craft of counterpoint and harmony. Volume IV completes the training by refining the composer's craft and turning it into art.
This text covers four topics fundamental in the study of music theory: scales, intervals, key signatures, and an introduction to chords. It will explain the tonal materials from which music is composed. The student is assumed to know the names of all notes on the six strings of the guitar throughout the first four frets and the corresponding notes on the G(treble) clef.
Music as Metaphor was first published in 1960. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. A professor of music for many years, Mr. Ferguson here sets forth his theories on how music conveys meaning to its listeners. He identifies and discusses the elements of musical expression - tonal stress and rhythm - and correlates them with the nervous tensions and motor impulses which characterize human emotion. Through this correlation, he shows how music portrays universally understood emotional states and ideas. He relates these principles to music criticism, proposing a new system for such criticism.
On the Elements of Music is a comprehensive advanced music theory book covering the seven elements of music - melody, harmony, rhythm, form, texture, timbre, and dynamics. The book provides a foundation for a new method, combining Western harmony with the Indian raga system to yield a system of 88 scales - the number of keys on a piano and constellations.
This is a general introduction to the theory of computer music, giving details on sound, digital signal processing, math, and C programming. It assumes a strong knowledge of music.