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  • Orchestrationby Paul Mathews

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95

    Orchestration: An Anthology of Writings is designed to be a primary or ancillary text for college-level music majors. Although there are several 'how to' textbooks aimed at this market, there is little available that traces the history of orchestration through the writings of composers themselves. By collecting writings from the ninenteenth century... more...

  • Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Productionby Andrea Pejrolo

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    An inspirational guide for all levels of expertise, Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production shows you how to get the most out of the four leading audio sequencers, Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, and Cubase. Using real-life examples, Andrea Pejrolo demonstrates a wide range of technical and creative techniques, giving you tips and... more...

  • Music Theory Through Improvisationby Ed Sarath

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95

    Designed for Music Theory courses, Music Theory Through Improvisation presents a unique approach to basic theory and musicianship training that examines the study of traditional theory through the art of improvisation. The book follows the same general progression of diatonic to non-diatonic harmony in conventional approaches, but integrates improvisation,... more...

  • Mind Modelsby Roger Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This new edition of Mind Models reintroduces and renews a classic work on 20th century composition, one that has remained relevant for over a quarter century -- and should remain a central reading for decades to come. more...

  • Creative Music Composition: The Young Composer's Voiceby Margaret Lucy Wilkins

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Creative Music Composition is designed to be an introductory textbook for music students. "Creative composition"-composing in your own style, rather than in the style of a composer of the past-is embraced by music educators not only for composition students, but for beginning performers and music educators, and is often offered to all music students... more...

  • A Schnittke Readerby Alfred Schnittke; Alexander Ivashkin

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin. The book is illustrated with musical examples, many of them in Schnittke's own hand. In A Schnittke Reader, the composer speaks of his... more...

  • Carl Maria von Weber and the Search for a German Operaby Stephen C. Meyer

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    Stephen C. Meyer details the intricate relationships between the operas Der Freisch├╝tz and Euryanthe, and contemporary discourse on both the "Germany of the imagination" and the new nation itself. In so doing, he presents excerpts from a wide range of philosophical, political, and musical writings,... 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...

  • The Muse that Singsby Ann McCutchan

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 49.99

    The Muse That Sings is a unique behind-the-scenes look at both twentieth-century music and the nuts and bolts of creative work. Here, twenty-five of America's leading composers--from Adams to Zorn, from Bolcom to Vierk--talk candidly about their craft, their motivations, their difficulties, and how they how proceed from musical idea to finished composition.... more...

  • Composing Music with Computersby Eduardo Miranda

    Taylor & Francis 2001; US$ 79.95

    Focuses on the role of the computer as a generative tool for music composition. Miranda introduces a number of computer music composition techniques ranging from probabilities, formal grammars and fractals, to genetic algorithms, cellular automata and neural computation. Anyone wishing to use the computer as a companion to create music will find this... more...