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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition

Complete Idiot's Guides

Michael Miller - Author

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ISBN 9781592574032 | 288 pages | 04 Oct 2005 | Alpha | 8.42 x 10.70in | 18 - AND UP
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Write the songs that make the whole world sing.

A step-by-step guide to writing music, this book shows musicians how to compose simple chord progressions and melodies, and leads them through more advanced compositional techniques and musical forms. Designed for composers of all types of music, it includes instruction on composing stand-alone melodies; using different scales and modes; themes and variations; orchestration; and composing for film, theater, and video games.

  • Perfect complement to The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Music Theory and The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Songwriting
  • Includes a comprehensive glossary of musical terms, as well as an appendix of various computer-based composition tools

Samples and More from This Book

Quick Guide: Changing the Key of a Composition for Transposing Instruments

Quick Guide: Common Chord Progressions

Quick Guide: Composition 101: How to Modulate to a New Key


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