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Music Composition For Dummies

Music Composition For Dummies

by Holly Day and Scott Jarrett
Paperback
Publication Date: 26/02/2008
  $36.95
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 own

Develop great rhythms

Select the right instruments

Find melodies in your head, your instrument, and the world around you

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.
ISBN:
9780470224212
9780470224212
Category:
Theory of music & musicology
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
26-02-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
368
Dimensions (mm):
242x184x22mm
Weight:
0.5kg

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