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Music Theory For Dummies

by Michael Pilhofer & Holly Day

Grasp the concepts needed to compose, deconstruct, and comprehend music

Whether you're a student of music or a music lover, Music Theory For Dummies presents you with essential information on how to read, write,...


The Everything Songwriting Book

by C. J. Watson

The Everything Songwriting Book provides you with all the tools you need to create, perform, and sell hit songs. In easy-to-follow language, professional songwriter and consultant C.J. Watson gives you tried-and-tested...


Crescendos and Diminuendos: Meditations for Musicians and Music Lovers

by Jack Coleman

Musicians, students of music, and anyone who enjoys music and wants to learn more about how God uses it to inspire and instruct us will love this one-of-a-kind devotional.


Composing for the Cinema: The Theory and Praxis of Music in Film

by Ennio Morricone, Sergio Miceli & Gillian B. Anderson

With nearly 400 scores to his credit, Ennio Morricone is one of the most prolific and influential film composers working today. In Composing for the Cinema, Morricone and musicologist Sergio Miceli present a...


Virgil Thomson: A Reader: Selected Writings, 1924-1984

by Richard Kostelanetz

This essential reader includes Thomson's essays on making a living as a musician; his articles on classic composers; his relation to his contemporaries; his articles on newcomers in the music world, including...


Musical Composition: Projects in Ways and Means

by Ellis B. Kohs

Designed to help student composers achieve technical mastery and artistic growth.


Yogaku: Japanese Music in the 20th Century

by Luciana Galliano & Martin Mayes

Yogaku discusses over a century of musical activity in Japan, detailing, in particular, the music that was inspired by Western music after the Meiji Restoration in the 19th century, and its development through...


Music Theory Through Improvisation: A New Approach to Musicianship Training

by Ed Sarath

Designed for Music Theory courses, Music Theory Through Improvisation presents a unique approach to basic theory and musicianship training that examines the study of traditional theory through the art of improvisation....


The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint

by Thomas Benjamin

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Franz Waxman's Rebecca: A Film Score Guide

by David Neumeyer & Nathan Platte

Providing thematic analysis and situating the score for this classic work within the context of the composer’s life and career, Franz Waxman’s Rebecca: A Film Score Guide will be of interest to musicologists...


Music of Louis Andriessen

by Maja Trochimczyk

This book presents the musician in dialog with a Polish-Canadian musicologist and three of his Dutch friends and collaborators, Reinbert de Leeuw, Elmer Schönberger and Frits van der Waa. Topics include his...


Bartók's Mikrokosmos: Genesis, Pedagogy, and Style

by Benjamin Suchoff

Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos is a collection of 153 pieces for piano designed by the composer as a series graded according to difficulty. The pieces were written between 1926 and 1939, and have become by far...


Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composers

by Balint Andras Varga

Do today's composers draw inspiration from life experiences or from, say, the natural world? What influences, past and present, have influenced recent composers? How essential is it for a composer to develop...


Mind Models

by Roger Reynolds

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Musical Form

by Ebenezer Prout

Ebenezer Prout (1835-1909), was an English musical theorist, writer, teacher and composer, whose instruction, afterwards embodied in a series of standard works, underpinned the work of many British musicians...


Music and the Skillful Listener: American Women Compose the Natural World

by Denise Von Glahn

For Denise Von Glahn, listening is that special quality afforded women who have been fettered for generations by the maxim "be seen and not heard." In Skillful Listeners, Von Glahn explores the relationship...


Louis Applebaum: A Passion for Culture

by Walter Pitman

Canadian composer Louis Applebaum devoted his life to the cultural awakening of Canada.


Orchestration: An Anthology of Writings

by Paul Mathews

Orchestration: An Anthology of Writings is designed to be a primary or ancillary text for college-level music majors. Although there are several 'how to' textbooks aimed at this market, there is little available...


Creative Music Composition: The Young Composer's Voice

by Margaret Lucy Wilkins

Creative Music Composition is designed to be an introductory textbook for music students. "Creative composition"-composing in your own style, rather than in the style of a composer of the past-is embraced by...


The Act of Musical Composition: Studies in the Creative Process

by Collins

The study of musical composition has, in the main, been informed by anecdotal after-the-event accounts or post hoc analyses of composition. This book presents the first coherent exploration around this unique...