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Composition

  • The Unorthodox Guitarby Mike Frengel

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 31.99

    The Unorthodox Guitar is a comprehensive resource for experimentally minded guitarists and composers wishing to write for or perform on the instrument in new ways. The book focuses on unconventional approaches to the guitar, including alternative tunings, extended techniques, instrumental preparations, electronic augmentations, and issues pertaining... more...

  • Creating Sounds from Scratchby Andrea Pejrolo; Scott B. Metcalfe

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    Creating Sounds from Scratch is a practical, in-depth resource on the most common forms of music synthesis. It includes historical context, an overview of concepts in sound and hearing, and practical training examples to help sound designers and electronic music producers to effectively manipulate presets and create new sounds from scratch. more...

  • Schoenberg's Models for Beginners in Compositionby Gordon Root

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    Models for Beginners in Composition (1943) represents one of Arnold Schoenberg's earliest attempts to reach a broad American audience through his pedagogical ideas. In this newly revised edition, Gordon Root incorporates many of Schoenberg's corrections to the original manuscript. Significant commentary also traces Schoenberg's development of the... more...

  • Creative Music Makingby William L Cahn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 43.95

    Most musicians focus on learning technique (learning how to play an instrument), rather than on developing an individual, unique voice. Creative Music Making focuses on the creative development of musicians from all levels of experience and in all styles of music. Based on the author's experience leading workshops for performers around the world,... more...

  • Middle School General Musicby Elizabeth Ann McAnally

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 24.99

    Create a viable, meaningful program that will motivate your students and have them participating with enthusiasm with Middle School General Music: The Best Part of Your Day . A welcome guidebook for music teachers trying to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of middle school general music, it offers strategies and lessons that have been created... more...

  • How to Write for Percussionby Samuel Z. Solomon

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    How to Write for Percussion is a comprehensive resource that clearly explains and simplifies all issues that percussionists and composers face with respect to each other. Written from a percussionist's perspective, it examines the behind-the-scenes processes to uncover all the tools the composer needs to comfortably create innovative and skilled... more...

  • Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music, 1960-2000by Laurel Parsons; Brenda Ravenscroft

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music, 1960-2000 is the first to appear in an exciting a four volume series devoted to the work of women composers across Western art music history. Featuring rich analyses and detailed study by the most reputed music theorists in the field, along with brief biographical sketches for each composer,... more...

  • Composing for Japanese Instrumentsby Minoru Miki

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; Not Available

    A practical but scholarly guide to Japanese instruments by one of the country's leading composers. more...

  • Encounters with British Composersby Andrew Palmer

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 39.95

    Contemporary British composers talk about their music, with the emphasis on the aesthetic sensibilities and psychological processes behind composing rather than technique. more...

  • Hallelujah ? The story of a musical genius and the city that brought his masterpiece to lifeby Jonathan Bardon

    Gill Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    In Hallelujah , Jonathan Bardon, one of Ireland?s leading historians, explores the remarkable circumstances surrounding the first performance of Handel?s Messiah in Dublin, providing a panoramic view of a city in flux. more...