A Composer's Guide to Understanding Music

eBook (PDF), 80 Pages
(4 Ratings)
Price: $8.87
The purpose of this book is to provide insight into the compositional process to enable listeners, interpreters, and creators of music to advance their skills through a series of guided activities. Listeners can use this book to increase their musical understanding and appreciation. Developing performers, educators and conductors can use this book to gain valuable insights to assist them with interpreting music beyond what is printed on the page. Developing composers can use this book as a beginning text or to help refine their compositional techniques. Free downloadable mp3 files at contain MIDI performances of most of the examples used in the chapters. Purchase of the book entitles the reader to join a free on-line discussion group that is moderated by the author. You can share experiences, comments and questions regarding subjects that are covered in the book and to respond to other reader’s posts. The author will also contribute... More > to the discussions.< Less
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  • By Doug Truter
    Sep 6, 2018
    The content of this book is elementary. It mainly covers ground that other books would describe as 'Basic Music Theory' (though one of its virtues is that it promotes an understanding of such theory - as reflected in the title). I think an apt title for this book would have been: "A Beginner's Guide to Understanding Music". There is little that a composer would get from it (assuming that a composer is already familiar with basic music theory). Mind you, there are two ways of interpreting: "A Composer's Guide", i.e. does it refer to the reader or the writer of the book?
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Second Edition
September 30, 2011
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