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Composition. Elements and techniques of music

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  • The Craft of Tonal Counterpointby Thomas Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 85.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Songwriting Successby Michael Lydon

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 28.95

    Breaking down the craft of melody and lyric writing into easily digested lessons that anyone can follow, Michael Lydon shows the beginning songwriter how to integrate the craft's many skills into a seamless artistic and commercial whole. more...

  • On the Trackby Fred Karlin; Rayburn Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 93.95

    On the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television. Covering all styles and genres, the authors, both noted film composers, cover everything from the nuts-and-bolts of timing, cuing, and recording through balancing the composer's aesthetic vision with the needs of the film itself. Unlike other books that are aimed at the... more...

  • The Craft of Modal Counterpointby Thomas Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 66.95

    "The Craft of Modal Counterpoint" is the companion book to Benjamin's "The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint," recently republished in a second edition by Routledge. Modal counterpoint is the style of composition that was employed until the "tonal" revolution pioneered by Bach; it is the basis for most Early Music. Benjamin, a composer and pedagogue, offers... more...

  • Classical Formby William E. Caplin

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 46.99

    Building on ideas first advanced by Arnold Schoenberg and later developed by Erwin Ratz, this book introduces a new theory of form for instrumental music in the classical style. The theory provides a broad set of principles and a comprehensive methodology for the analysis of classical form, from individual ideas, phrases, and themes to the large-scale... more...

  • Acoustic Blues Guitar Stylesby Larry Sandberg

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    Acoustic Blues Guitar Styles is an introduction to fingerstyle acoustic blues guitar, the style made popular by Robert Johnson, Bill Broonzy, and Mance Lipscomb. Following the success of the popular Acoustic Guitar Styles , Larry Sandberg’s Acoustic Blues Guitar Styles is an instructional book geared towards the intermediate guitar player, not... more...

  • The Keyboard Music of J. S. Bachby David Schulenberg

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 40.00

    The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach provides an introduction to and comprehensive discussion of all the music for harpsichord and other stringed keyboard instruments by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Often played today on the modern piano, these works are central not only to the Western concert repertory but to musical pedagogy and study throughout... more...

  • Inside John Haynie's Studioby John J. Haynie; Anne Hardin

    University of North Texas Press 2007; US$ 22.36

    “This wonderful collection of essays is a treasure of insight into the mind and heart of one of our great American performers and teachers. If the Arban book is the trumpet player’s ‘Bible,’ then I’d have to say Inside John Haynie’s Studio is the trumpet teacher’s ‘Bible.’”—Ronald Romm, founder, Canadian Brass and Professor of Trumpet, University of... more...

  • Composing Digital Music For Dummiesby Russell Dean Vines

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.99

    Yes, you can turn those great melodies and smokin’ grooves in your head into stunning digital music! And you don’t have to be a musical genius or a computer geek to do it! Composing Digital Music For Dummies shows you everything you need to know to compose great tunes using the hottest digital tools. This friendly, plain-English guide... more...

  • The Grammar of Carnatic Musicby K.G. Vijayakrishnan

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 252.00

    This book argues that Carnatic music as it is practiced today can be traced to the musical practices of early/mid eighteenth century. Earlier varieties or 'incarnations' of Indian music elaborately described in many musical treatises are only of historical relevance today as the music described is quite different from current practices.... more...