Fundamentals of Musical Composition

Author: Arnold Schoenberg
Publisher: Gardners Books
ISBN: 0571196586
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Music

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. 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. 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.

Fundamentals of Musical Composition

Author: Arnold Schoenberg
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571092764
Release Date: 1982-01-01
Genre: Music

Representing the culmination of more than forty years in the composer's life devoted to teaching students in Europe and America, this book has the practical objective of introducing students to the process of composing a systematic way, from the smallest to the largest forms.

Fundamentals of Music

Author: Earl Henry
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780205918515
Release Date: 2012-04-27
Genre: Music

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Mastering Fundamentals in a Musical Context Fundamentals of Music provides a clear and comprehensive approach to mastering the language of music. The authors invite students to create composition projects, develop aural skills through listening exercises, and analyze musical examples from various styles and genres. With two new authors, this text has been thoroughly revised and expanded, yet maintains the intent of its original author Earl Henry. The optional MySearchLab with eText powered by Exposition Music provides opportunities for students to practice their skills and receive immediate feedback. Each chapter has a pretest, post-test, and chapter review. Separate drills are included for ear training. These assessments feature more than the usual multiple-choice questions, allowing a student to drag and drop notation on a musical staff. This provides opportunities to demonstrate the mastery of concepts and reach a variety of learning styles. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience— for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning — The new MySearchLab with eText delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking — Each of the 13 chapters divide into five main areas allowing students to learn terms and symbols and expand their listening skills. Exercises encourage students to apply concepts to a piece of music at the conclusion of each chapter. Engage Students — Each chapter concludes with a number of creative exercises and projects allowing students to learn interactively. With the audio CD and MySearchLab powered by Exposition Music, students can polish their aural skills using the drills designed specifically to accompany the text. Support Instructors — A full Instructor’s Manual is available for this text. Additional assessment is made available through Exposition Music. Note: MySearchLab with eText does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab with eText, please visit or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with eText: ValuePack ISBN 10: 0205885896 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205885893.

Musical Composition

Author: Reginald Smith Brindle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780193171077
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Music

Musical composition is a key discipline in music programs in conservatories, colleges, and universities. Many teachers consider it as important in the development of young musicians as listening and performance. It can be argued that through compositions musicians achieve the deepest insight into the composer and his music. Musical Composition takes the student through the elements--melody, harmony, counterpoint, and rhythm--before covering a variety of special subjects such as writing vocal and choral music, accompaniments, and film and TV music. Chapters are devoted to recent techniques including free diatonicism, serialism, and indeterminacy. Over 200 examples illustrate points in the text and there are exercises for each chapter.

The Act of Musical Composition

Author: Dave Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317045571
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Music

The study of musical composition has been marked by a didactic, technique-based approach, focusing on the understanding of musical language and grammar -harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and arrangement - or on generic and stylistic categories. In the field of the psychology of music, the study of musical composition, even in the twenty-first century, remains a poor cousin to the literature which relates to musical perception, music performance, musical preferences, musical memory and so on. Our understanding of the compositional process has, in the main, been informed by anecdotal after-the-event accounts or post hoc analyses of composition. The Act of Musical Composition: Studies in the Creative Process presents the first coherent exploration around this unique aspect of human creative activity. The central threads, or key themes - compositional process, creative thinking and problem-solving - are integrated by the combination of theoretical understandings of creativity with innovative empirical work.

Guide to the Practical Study of Harmony

Author: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486317687
Release Date: 2013-07-24
Genre: Music

Written during Tchaikovsky's years as professor at the Moscow Conservatory, this clear and thorough introduction to the study of harmony features numerous examples and exercises.

Musical Composition

Author: Ellis B. Kohs
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9781461669937
Release Date: 1995-05-23
Genre: Music

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

Schoenberg s Models for Beginners in Composition

Author: Gordon Root
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199700318
Release Date: 2016-09-21
Genre: Music

Models for Beginners in Composition was one of Arnold Schoenberg's earliest attempts to reach a broad American audience through his pedagogical ideas. The novelty of MModels for Beginners in Composition lay in its streamlined approach-one basing all aspects of composition including motivic design, harmony, and the construction of themes on the two-measure phrase. In its practical function as a syllabus for the American classroom, Models for Beginners in Composition stands alone. One of its most significant contributions to American music education was its use of the two-measure phrase as the building block for an entire compositional method. This revised edition of Models for Beginners in Composition by Gordon Root incorporates Schoenberg's corrections to the original manuscript and a commentary tracing the evolution of Schoenberg's unique pedagogical approach. These features allow readers to utilize and explore the text in greater depth. Students of composition, Schoenberg scholars, music theorists, and historians of music theory alike will no doubt welcome this new edition of Schoenberg's classic composition syllabus.

Musical Composition

Author: Alan Belkin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300218992
Release Date: 2018-06-19
Genre: Composition (Music)

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

Structural Functions of Harmony

Author: Arnold Schoenberg
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393004783
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Music

This book is Schoenberg's last completed theoretical work and represents his final thoughts on the subject of classical and romantic harmony. The earlier chapters recapitulate in condensed form the principles laid down in his 'Theory of Harmony'; the later chapters break entirely new ground, for they analyze the system of key relationships within the structure of whole movements and affirm the principle of 'monotonality, ' showing how all modulations within a movement are merely deviations from, and not negations of, its main tonality.

Complete Guide to Film Scoring

Author: Richard Davis
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495032264
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: Music

(Berklee Guide). Essential for anyone interested in the business, process and procedures of writing music for film or television, this book teaches the Berklee approach to the art, covering topics such as: preparing and recording a score, contracts and fees, publishing, royalties, copyrights and much more. Features interviews with 21 top film-scoring professionals, including Michael Kamen, Alf Clausen, Alan Silvestri, Marc Shaiman, Mark Snow, Harry Gregson-Williams and Elmer Bernstein. Now updated with info on today's latest technology, and invaluable insights into finding work in the industry.

Theory of Harmony

Author: Arnold Schoenberg
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520049446
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Music

This book will come as a joy, a revelation, a warm reassurance. From this one book one might well learn less about harmony than about form, about aesthetics, even about life. Some will accuse Schoenberg of not concentrating on the topic at hand, but such an accusation, though well-founded, would miss the point of Theory of Harmony, because the heart and soul of the book is to be found in his vivid and penetrating digressions. They are the fascinating reflections of a great and humane musician who was a born writer as well. - from the book.

Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics

Author: Keith D. Hjelmstad
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387233314
Release Date: 2007-03-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A solid introduction to basic continuum mechanics, emphasizing variational formulations and numeric computation. The book offers a complete discussion of numerical method techniques used in the study of structural mechanics.