Want to turn that haunting tune in your head into an awesome sound
in your ear? You can! Music Composition For Dummies
demystifies the process of composing music and writing songs. It
guides you through every step of writing your own music, from
choosing the right rhythm and tempo to creating melodies and chord
progressions and working with instruments and voices.
In this fun and practical guide, you?ll learn how to match
keys and chords to the mood you want to convey, work a form without
limiting your creativity, and hammer out a musical idea, even when
your mind is drawing a blank. You?ll find out how to create
popular songs, classically structured pieces, and even film, TV,
and video game soundtracks. And, you?ll learn what you need
to know about music composition software, including Finale,
Sebelius, Pro Tools, and more. Discover how to:
Preserve and organize your musical ideas
Work with established chord progressions or create your
Develop great rhythms
Select the right instruments
Find melodies in your head, your instrument, and the world
Use major and minor scales
Work with modes and moods
Build melodic motifs and phrases
Use the circle of fifths to harmonize
Write for multiple voices
Make a demo recording
Filled with creative exercises to build your composing skills,
Music Composition for Dummies is the resource you need to
get that melody out of your head and into the world.
- Theory of music & musicology
- Paperback / softback
- Publication Date:
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Country of origin:
- United Kingdom
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