Creative Orchestration: A Project Method For Classes In Orchestration And Instrumentation

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - His students have won the Grammy, the Pulitzer, Guggenheim Grants and the National Medal of the Arts. Creative orchestration by american composer george frederick mckay 1899-1970 is highly regarded in academic circles for its direct and uncomplicated approach based on McKay's 40 years of teaching music theory at the University of Washington, Seattle while using experiential methods with small groups of students.

Creative Orchestration: A Project Method For Classes In Orchestration And Instrumentation #ad - . Creative orchestration contains many fine working examples of music and diagrams explaining technical principles of composition. Mckay himself had his music presented in the concert halls of America by the master conductors Stokowski, Beecham and Arthur Benjamin during his lifetime, along with hundreds of publications and other honors.

He taught at washington, oregon, earl robinson, usc, and was the teacher of William Bolcom, Michigan and Drake during his years as a professor, Goddard Lieberson, John Cage and hundreds of other aspiring composition students.

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Musical Composition: Craft and Art

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Yale University Press #ad - The first of its kind to utilize a style-neutral approach, this book offers invaluable general guidance on developing and connecting musical ideas, building to a climax, in addition to presenting the commonly known classical forms, and other fundamental formal principles. It is designed for both classroom use and independent study.

An invaluable introduction to the art and craft of musical composition from a distinguished teacher and composer This essential introduction to the art and craft of musical composition is designed to familiarize beginning composers with principles and techniques applicable to a broad range of musical styles, from concert pieces to film scores and video game music.

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Contemporary Counterpoint: Theory & Application Music Theory: Counterpoint

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Berklee Press #ad - You will learn "tricks of the trade" from the masters and apply these skills to contemporary styles. Whether you are a composer, bandleader, film composer, orchestrator, arranger, gain control, music director, or improvising musician, this book will help hone your craft, and lead you to new creative possibilities.

. Online audio examples illustrate the principles being discussed, and many recommended listening lists point you to additional examples of how these principles have been used in music over the past thousand years. Counterpoint the relationship between musical voices is among the core principles for writing music, and it has been central to the study of composition for many centuries.

Contemporary Counterpoint: Theory & Application Music Theory: Counterpoint #ad - Use counterpoint to make your music more engaging and creative. Berklee Guide.

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Arranging for Strings

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Berklee Press #ad - Learn to use strings in your compositions and arrangements! From romantic chord pads to powerful grooves to gut-wrenching passionate melodies, strings do it all. See how other composers have used strings to heighten the impact of their music in the written examples. Discover voicings that work best for each project and explore the intricacies of bowing.

Arranging for Strings #ad - This book presents time-tested techniques and contemporary developments in writing and arranging for strings. Berklee Guide. Hear articulation approaches from pads to chopping in the online audio examples. Make your work stand out with the drama and depth that well informed string writing can bring. You will learn: * the tunings, pads, and synthesized string instruments and sections * bowing techniques and possibilities * characteristic articulations and sounds, and harmonics * Timbral and rhythm effects, and comping * Stylistic nuances of genres such as American roots, cello, eastern European, fills, range, and bass, ponticello/feedback, viola, tremolos, and timbres for the violin, electric, jazz, klezmer, Celtic, recording, and swing * Mic, and falls * String-section arranging techniques, such as melody/countermelody, including standard instruments and common variations, sul tasto, rock, such as vibrato, portamento, pizzicato, Gypsy jazz, trills, such as chop technique, including acoustic, and live sound techniques for capturing the best string sounds for both acoustic and electric instruments .

You'll learn strategies for authentic writing in many different styles and find ideas to take your personal sound forward.

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Textures and Timbres: An Orchestrator's Handbook

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Carl Fischer Music #ad - Textures and timbres: An Orchestrator’s Handbook is an absolutely vital tool for the conductor. Textures and timbres focuses on the study of acoustic instrumental tone-qualities, offering comprehensive systematic procedures for balancing and mixing them, both in harmonic and linear contexts. In observation of other orchestration texts throughout his life, Brant realized that many were incomplete, in that they gave instructions based on hoped-for evocations of mystic visions rather than the actual, practical qualities of instruments.

Textures and Timbres: An Orchestrator's Handbook #ad - . The lessons and inspiration shared in this text span Brant’s entire career, from his work in commercial radio to his orchestration classes at the Juilliard School and orchestrations of numerous Hollywood film scores. Used book in Good Condition. Henry brant’s new guide to orchestration is, in fact, the result of his lifelong work as a conductor, composer, and teacher; its first page written in the 1940s, and its final page written in 2005.

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Fundamentals of Musical Composition

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Faber & Faber #ad - Fundamentals of Musical Composition #ad - Fundamentals of musical composition represents the culmination of more than forty years in Schoenberg's life devoted to the teaching of musical principles to students and composers in Europe and America. Used book in Good Condition. On the one hand, it has the practical objective of introducing students to the process of composing in a systematic way, from the smallest to the largest forms; on the other hand, the author analyses in thorough detail and with numerous illustrations those particular sections in the works of the masters which relate to the compositional problem under discussion.

. Used book in Good Condition. For his classes he developed a manner of presentation in which 'every technical matter is discussed in a very fundamental way, so that at the same time it is both simple and thorough'. This book can be used for analysis as well as for composition.

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Creative Harmony: A Project Method for Advanced Study

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Creative harmony is an advanced theory textbook by the famous american composer george frederick McKay 1899-1970 whose music has been presented by conductors Leopold Stokowski, Karl Krueger, Frederick Fennell, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Thomas Beecham, Arthur Fiedler, Howard Hanson, Arthur Benjamin and John McLaughlin Williams.

Creative Harmony: A Project Method for Advanced Study #ad - Professor mckay also had several hundred of his works published and is currently recorded on several NAXOS CD recordings which receive extensive playings on radio channels and the internet. His students have won the grammy award, an Academy Award, The Pulitzer and the National Medal for the Arts, in addition to several Guggenheim Grants.

Mckay developed encouraging and experiential teaching techniques over 4 decades of work at the University of Washington, Seattle, and was honored to be commissioned to compose the Seattle Centennial Symphony in 1951, which was performed and broadcast by the Seattle Symphony for the occasion.

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Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music Music Pro Guides

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Hal Leonard #ad - In professional and academic spheres, media music study and practice are growing; undergraduate and postgraduate programs in media scoring are offered by dozens of major colleges and universities. Prendergast's 1977 benchmark, film Music: A Neglected Art, to treat music for motion pictures as a compositional style worthy of serious study.

To quote renowned orchestrator conrad pope who has worked with John Williams, Howard Shore, among others: “If you have any interest in what music 'means' in film, and Alexandre Desplat, get this book. Today, musical composition for films is more popular than ever. Yet a search on amazon reveals at least 50 titles under the category of film music, patton, remarkably, only a meager few actually allow readers to see the music itself, while none of them examine landmark scores like Vertigo, The Untouchables, and, To Kill a Mockingbird, or The Matrix in the detail provided by Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music.

Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music Music Pro Guides #ad - This is the first book since Roy M. Andy hill is among the handful of penetrating minds and ears engaged in film music today. Used book in Good Condition. And increasingly, pop and contemporary classical composers are expanding their reach into cinema and other forms of screen entertainment. Like all languages, it exists primarily to convey meaning.

Through extensive and unprecedented analyses of the original concert scores, it is the first to offer both aspiring composers and music educators with a view from the inside of the actual process of scoring-to-picture.

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Behind Bars: The Definitive Guide to Music Notation Faber Edition

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Alfred Music 12-0571514561 #ad - Behind bars covers everything from basic rules, conventions and themes to complex instrumental techniques, empowering the reader to prepare music with total clarity and precision. Used book in Good Condition. Chapters include: section i - general * conventions: ground rules * chords -- dotted notes -- Ties * Accidentals and Key Signatures * Dynamics and Articulation * Grace Notes, Trills, Arpeggiated Chords, Glissandos and Vibrato * Metre * Tuplets * Repeat Signs.

The author's understanding of, and passion for, her subject has resulted in a book that is not only practical but also compellingly readable. Used book in Good Condition. Hal leonard. Section iii - layout and presentation: preparing Materials * Score Layout * Part Preparation * Electroacoustic Music * Freedom and Choice.

Behind Bars: The Definitive Guide to Music Notation Faber Edition #ad - In the most thorough and painstakingly researched book to be published since the 1980s, specialist music editor Elaine Gould provides a comprehensive grounding in notational principles. This seminal and all-encompassing guide encourages new standards of excellence and accuracy and, it is supported by 1, at a weighty 704 pages, 500 music examples of published scores from Bach to Xenakis.

With the advent of computer technology, it has never been more important for musicians to have ready access to principles of best practice in this dynamic field, and this book will support the endeavors of software users and devotees of hand-copying alike. Used book in Good Condition.

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Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema Oxford Music/Media Series

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Oxford University Press #ad - Film music often tells us how to feel, but it also guides us how to hear. Used book in Good Condition. Hal leonard. Used book in Good Condition. This application of neo-riemannian theory to film music is perfect way in for curious newcomers, while also constituting significant scholarly contribution to the larger discipline of music theory.

Author frank lehman draws from his extensive knowledge of cinematic history with case-studies that range from classics of Golden Age Hollywood to massive contemporary franchises to obscure cult-films. To help parse this familiar but complex musical style, a recently developed and versatile method of understanding music as a dynamic and transformational process, Hollywood Harmony offers a first-of-its kind introduction to neo-Riemannian theory, rather than a series of inert notes on a page.

Filmgoing is an intensely musical experience, one in which the soundtrack structures our interpretations and steers our emotions. Hollywood harmony explores the inner workings of film music, bringing together tools from music theory, musicology, and music psychology in this first ever book-length analytical study of this culturally central repertoire.

Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema Oxford Music/Media Series #ad - With over a hundred meticulously transcribed music examples and more than two hundred individual movies discussed, Hollywood Harmony will fascinate any fan of film and music. Special emphasis is placed on scores for major blockbusters such as Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Inception. Used book in Good Condition.

Harmony, and especially chromaticism, is emblematic of the "film music sound, " and it is often used to evoke that most cinematic of feelings-wonder.

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Principles of Orchestration Dover Books on Music

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Dover Publications #ad - In his course, he demonstrates such things as how to produce a good-sounding chord of certain tone-quality, uniformly distributed; how to detach a melody from its harmonic setting; correct progression of parts; and other similar problems. The first chapter is a general review of orchestral groups, emission of sound, with an instrument-by-instrument breakdown and material on such technical questions as fingering, range, etc.

Chapter iv, composition of the orchestra, tutti pizzicato, covers different ways of orchestrating the same music; effects that can be achieved with full tutti; tutti in winds, soli in the strings, etc. Chords; progressions; and so on. To orchestrate is to create, the great Russian composer whose genius for brilliant, and this cannot be taught, " wrote Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, highly colored orchestration is unsurpassed.

They are largely responsible for making this book the very special and very useful publication it is. This single-volume edition also includes a brief preface by the editor and extracts from Rimsky-Korsakov's 1891 draft and final versions of his own preface, as well as an appendixed chart of single tutti chords in the composer's works.

Principles of Orchestration Dover Books on Music #ad - Used book in Good Condition. It is a music classic, perhaps the only book on classical orchestration written by a major composer. In it, the composer aims to provide the reader with the fundamental principles of modern orchestration from the standpoint of brilliance and imagination, and he devotes considerable space to the study of tonal resonance and orchestral combination.

There follows two chapters on melody and harmony in strings, winds, brasses, and combined groups.

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