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Bruce Cole (b.1947)

The Composer's Handbook

A do-it-yourself approach combining "trick of the trade" and other techniques with step-by-step guides to projects
Vol. 1

Musical EditionsStudy book
Item no.152699
Author/ComposerBruce Cole
Languageenglish
Scope236 pages
Release year1996
Publisher/ProducerSchott Music
Producer No.ED 12405
ISBN9780946535804

Description

Anyone who can pick up a pencil can draw. Anyone who can sing or play an instrument can compose. The Composer's Handbook is a step-by-step guide to the composition of melody, harmony, form and texture and covers styles and techniques from plainchant to minimalism, rock and rave.

  • for composers aged 11-18
  • games and groupwork for the beginner
  • projects for the more advanced
  • illustrations and worked examples of complete pieces

Content

  • Introduction
  • First Steps: Giving your Ideas a Focus
  • Games and Graphics
  • Melodies and Riffs
  • Second Steps: Chords
  • Textures
  • Form
  • Trying Out Ideas
  • Reading and Writing
  • Style Study: Melody
  • Harmony
  • Counterpoint and Texture
  • Form
  • Twentieth Century: Tonality and Atonality
  • Techniques and Textures
  • Form and Process
  • Popular Music: Songs and Styles
  • Chords and Structure
  • Arranging and Recording
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