The Craft of Musical Composition: Theoretical part

Author: Paul Hindemith

Publisher: Schott & Co Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 225

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Originally published in the 1940s, Paul Hindemith's remakable textbooks are still the outstanding works of their kind. In contrast to many musical textbooks written by academic musicians, these were produced by a man who could play every instrument of the orchestra, could compose a satisfying piece for almost every kind of ensemble, and who was one of the most stimulating teachers of his day. It is therefore not surprising that nearly forty years later these books should remain essential reading for the student and the professional musician. Introductory * The Medium * The Nature of the Building Stones * Harmony * Melody * Analyses

New Musical Resources

Author: Henry Cowell,David Nicholls

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521499743

Category: Music

Page: 177

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Since its original publication in 1930, Henry Cowell's New Musical Resources has become recognized as one of the few seminal technical studies to be written by a twentieth-century composer. In 1971, Virgil Thomson hailed it as "a classic." For this new edition, David Nicholls has provided an explanatory essay and annotations to Cowell's text. The essay traces the sources for the book and attempts to place Cowell's theories in the broader context of musical modernism.

Algorithmic Composition

Paradigms of Automated Music Generation

Author: Gerhard Nierhaus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3211755403

Category: Mathematics

Page: 287

View: 8484

Algorithmic composition – composing by means of formalizable methods – has a century old tradition not only in occidental music history. This is the first book to provide a detailed overview of prominent procedures of algorithmic composition in a pragmatic way rather than by treating formalizable aspects in single works. In addition to an historic overview, each chapter presents a specific class of algorithm in a compositional context by providing a general introduction to its development and theoretical basis and describes different musical applications. Each chapter outlines the strengths, weaknesses and possible aesthetical implications resulting from the application of the treated approaches. Topics covered are: markov models, generative grammars, transition networks, chaos and self-similarity, genetic algorithms, cellular automata, neural networks and artificial intelligence are covered. The comprehensive bibliography makes this work ideal for the musician and the researcher alike.

Style and Idea

Author: Arnold Schoenberg

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497675898

Category: Music

Page: 236

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This book is full of essays which Arnold Schoenberg wrote on style and idea. He talks about the relationship to the text, new and outmoded music, composition in twelve tones, entertaining through composing, the relationship of heart and mind in music, evaluation of music, and other essays.

The Cartoon Music Book

Author: Daniel Goldmark,Yuval Taylor

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569764123

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 336

View: 1078

The popularity of cartoon music, from Carl Stalling's work for Warner Bros. to Disney sound tracks and "The Simpsons"' song parodies, has never been greater. This lively and fascinating look at cartoon music's past and present collects contributions from well-known music critics and cartoonists, and interviews with the principal cartoon composers. Here Mark Mothersbaugh talks about his music for "Rugrats," Alf Clausen about composing for "The Simpsons," Carl Stalling about his work for Walt Disney and Warner Bros., Irwin Chusid about Raymond Scott's work, Will Friedwald about "Casper the Friendly Ghost," Richard Stone about his music for "Animaniacs," Joseph Lanza about "Ren and Stimpy," and much, much more.

Get More Fans: The DIY Guide to the New Music Business

(2018 edition)

Author: Jesse Cannon,Todd Thomas

Publisher: Jesse Cannon

ISBN: 098856131X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 720

View: 5948

How Do I Promote My Music On A Small Budget? How Do I Get My YouTube Videos to Spread? How Do I Turn Casual Fans Into One’s Who Buy From Me? How Do I Get Written About On Blogs? How Do I Increase Turnout At Shows? How Do I Make Fans Using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr And SoundCloud? With every day that passes, the power the major labels once had dies a little more. The chance to get the same exposure as your favorite musicians gets easier and easier. The hurdles that would only allow you to get popular, if the right people said your music was good enough, are gone. You can now get exposed to thousands of potential fans without investing 1% of what musicians used to by building a fanbase based on listeners love for your music. No more writing letters hoping that A&R writes you back. This book explains how you do it. While many books will tell you obvious information, legal mumbo-jumbo and marketing catchphrases that don’t help you get more fans. Our experience working with real bands - from upstarts like Man Overboard and Transit to legends like The Cure, The Misfits and Animal Collective, has led us to understand the insider tricks and ideas that go into some of the most important groups of our time. We produce records, do licensing deals, negotiate record contracts and get the musicians we work with written about on websites like Pitchfork and Vice. We have worked with bands who started off as nothing and became something. Unlike any other book written on the subject we have compiled the knowledge no one else has been willing to print in fear of obsoleting their own career. We give you thousands of ideas on how to get people to hear your music and turn them into fans who pay to support your music. Whether you are a label owner, musician, manager, booking agent or publicist there is information in this book that will help you do what you do better. Enjoy! For more information see GetMoreFansBook.com

Elementary Training for Musicians

Author: Paul Hindemith

Publisher: Schott & Company Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 237

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(Schott). Originally published in the 1940s, Paul Hindemith's remakable textbooks are still the outstanding works of their kind. In contrast to many musical textbooks written by academic musicians, these were produced by a man who could play every instrument of the orchestra, could compose a satisfying piece for almost every kind of ensemble, and who was one of the most stimulating teachers of his day. It is therefore not surprising that nearly forty years later these books should remain essential reading for the student and the professional musician.

The Art of Writing Music

Author: John Cacavas

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457438967

Category: Music

Page: 196

View: 5302

John Cacavas has written an extensive book on the techniques of composing, orchestrating and arranging. Includes chapters on each section of the band and orchestra, voicing techniques as well as special chapters on concert band writing, choral writing, electronic applications and writing for film and television.

Harmony Book

Author: Elliott Carter

Publisher: Carl Fischer, L.L.C.

ISBN: 9780825845949

Category: Music

Page: 369

View: 4041

This comprehensive resource features more than 400 projections and colour illustrations augmented by MRI images for added detail to enhance the anatomy and positioning presentations.

The Blues is a Feeling

Voices & Visions of African-American Blues Musicians

Author: James Fraher

Publisher: Bogfire Inc.

ISBN: 9781883953256

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 9384

Features blues musicians, including Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, and Willie Kent

Musical Composition in the Twentieth Century

Author: Arnold Whittall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198166849

Category: Music

Page: 419

View: 2260

This new book builds on Whittall's Music since the First World War. It updates and reshapes the original text and places it in the wider context of twentieth-century serious music before 1918 and after 1975, surveying the immense variety of technical developments in twentieth-century music. Sections of detailed analysis, with particular emphasis on such major figures as Stravinsky, Bart�k, Messiaen, Tippett, and Ligeti, are framed by more concise sketches of a range of twentieth-century composers from Faur�to Wolfgang Rihm. Extensive musical examples are employed throughout.

A Concentrated Course in Traditional Harmony

With Emphasis on Exercises and a Minimum of Rules

Author: Paul Hindemith

Publisher: Schott

ISBN: 9780901938428

Category: Music

Page: 125

View: 6590

Originally published in the 1940s, Paul Hindemith's remarkable textbooks are still the outstanding works of their kind. In contrast to many musical textbooks written by academic musicians, these were produced by a man who could play every instrument of the orchestra, could compose a satisfying piece for almost any kind of ensemble, and who was one of the most stimulating teachers of his day. It is therefore not surprising that nearly forty years later these books should remain essential reading for the student and the professional musician.

Musical Creativity

Multidisciplinary Research in Theory and Practice

Author: Irène Deliège,Geraint A. Wiggins

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135422672

Category: Music

Page: 448

View: 2340

This collection initiates a resolutely interdisciplinary research dynamic specifically concerning musical creativity. Creativity is one of the most challenging issues currently facing scientific psychology and its study has been relatively rare in the cognitive sciences, especially in artificial intelligence. This book will address the need for a coherent and thorough exploration. Musical Creativity: Multidisciplinary Research in Theory and Practice comprises seven sections, each viewing musical creativity from a different scientific vantage point, from the philosophy of computer modelling, through music education, interpretation, neuroscience, and music therapy, to experimental psychology. Each section contains discussions by eminent international specialists of the issues raised, and the book concludes with a postlude discussing how we can understand creativity in the work of eminent composer, Jonathan Harvey. This unique volume presents an up-to-date snapshot of the scientific study of musical creativity, in conjunction with ESCOM (the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music). Describing many of the different aspects of musical creativity and their study, it will form a useful springboard for further such study in future years, and will be of interest to academics and practitioners in music, psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and other fields concerning the study of human cognition in this most human of behaviours.

Music Theory for Producers

Author: Siberius Jackson

Publisher: Trap Door Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 78

View: 3610

I wrote Music Theory for Producers because, as a producer, I didn’t feel that there were any books on music theory that were designed specifically for my needs. Producers are an interesting group; they aren’t just musicians, and they aren’t just engineers. They have to have a little bit of everything to get the job done. This guide is a no-frills look at music theory that skips the less important details and goes straight to the essential information. You’ll learn about rhythm, harmony, and melody, including building chord progressions and writing instrumental hooks. The best part about this book is the song analyses. For every section, there are several songs that are broken down in terms of the chapter topic. With this guide, you’ll learn the theory behind: Elevators – OutKast The Otherside – The Roots Apache Rose Peacock – RHCP Blow My High – Kendrick Lamar Xxplosive – Dr. Dre Call Tyrone – Erykah Badu Get Lucky – Daft Punk Let Me Watch – MF DOOM Ms. Jackson – OutKast Poundcake – Drake Hol’ Up – Kendrick Lamar Pursuit of Happiness – Kid Cudi/Ratatat Seventeen Years – Ratatat Big Poppa – Notorious B.I.G. Stan – Eminem Kids – MGMT Breaking Away – Ratatat Girl – Destiny’s Child

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319703447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 1081

This book was originally published by Macmillan in 1936. It was voted the top Academic Book that Shaped Modern Britain by Academic Book Week (UK) in 2017, and in 2011 was placed on Time Magazine's top 100 non-fiction books written in English since 1923. Reissued with a fresh Introduction by the Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman and a new Afterword by Keynes’ biographer Robert Skidelsky, this important work is made available to a new generation. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money transformed economics and changed the face of modern macroeconomics. Keynes’ argument is based on the idea that the level of employment is not determined by the price of labour, but by the spending of money. It gave way to an entirely new approach where employment, inflation and the market economy are concerned. Highly provocative at its time of publication, this book and Keynes’ theories continue to remain the subject of much support and praise, criticism and debate. Economists at any stage in their career will enjoy revisiting this treatise and observing the relevance of Keynes’ work in today’s contemporary climate.