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Composition

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  • The Everything Songwriting Bookby C. J. Watson

    F+W Media 2003; US$ 15.95 US$ 13.08

    The Everything Songwriting Book provides you with all the tools you need to create, perform, and sell hit songs. In easy-to-follow language, professional songwriter and consultant C.J. Watson gives you tried-and-tested instruction on choosing a song style, getting your story across, and finding the right music to match the words. From developing an... more...

  • Franz Waxman's Rebeccaby David Neumeyer; Nathan Platte

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 39.99

    Providing thematic analysis and situating the score for this classic work within the context of the composer?s life and career, Franz Waxman?s Rebecca: A Film Score Guide will be of interest to musicologists and film scholars, as well as fans of Alfred Hitchcock and the work of Franz Waxman. more...

  • Piano Lessons with Claudio Arrauby Victoria A. von Arx

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49

    Internationally acclaimed pianist and teacher Claudio Arrau (1903-91) left a legacy that continues to touch piano students today. This book is an in-depth guide to Arrau's performance and teaching techniques, providing an insider's view of the art of piano playing as exemplified by one of the great artists of the twentieth century. more...

  • The Contemporary Guitarby John Schneider

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 59.99

    While the guitar has stood in the vanguard of musical experimentation, its many new techniques and notations remain a mystery for many composers and players. In The Contemporary Guitar, musician and scholar, John Schneider explains each class of technique and illustrates them with examples. more...

  • Nicolas Slonimskyby Nicolas Slonimsky

    Taylor & Francis 2004; US$ 110.00

    At the beginning, it was not at all obvious how to organize this collection of Slonimsky writings, numbering in the hundreds. Clearly, Russian and Soviet music would be central. But also American music,North and South. Modern music cuts across all geographical categories. The articles varied considerably in length, tone, depth, intended readership.... more...

  • Variations on the Canonby Robert Curry; David Gable; Robert L. Marshall

    Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 85.00

    Masterful essays honoring the great pianist and critic Charles Rosen, on masterpieces from Bach and Beethoven to Chopin, Verdi, and Stockhausen. more...

  • Hallelujah Junctionby John Adams

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 27.26

    ' Sometimes I liken the creative act to that of being a good gardener. The musical material itself, the harmonies, rhythms, the timbres and tempi, are seeds you have planted. Composing, bringing forth the final formal arrangement of these elements, is often a business of watching them grow, knowing when to nourish and water them and when to prune... more...

  • Get Started In Songwriting: Teach Yourselfby Sam Inglis

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 18.99

    This book is an essential companion for any aspiring songwriter, and is ideal for those with no formal musical education. Covering every genre of popular contemporary music, from rock and pop to musical theatre and country/western, it tracks everything from what harnessing your creative potential to finding a hook and selling, performing and promoting... more...

  • The Collected Essays of Milton Babbittby Milton Babbitt; Stephen Peles; Stephen Dembski; Andrew Mead; Joseph N. Straus

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 47.95 US$ 38.36

    Like his compositions, Milton Babbitt's writings about music have exerted an extraordinary influence on postwar music and thinking about music. In essays and public addresses spanning fifty years, Babbitt has grappled profoundly with central questions in the composition and apprehension of music. These writings range from personal memoirs and critical... more...

  • Music Outside the Linesby Maud Hickey

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77

    Music Outside the Lines both successfully reasons that music composition should be at the core of school music curriculum and also provides inservice and pre-service educators with an essential resource and compendium of practical tips and plans for fulfilling this goal. more...