A step-by-step guide to writing music, this book shows musicians how to compose simple chord progressions and melodies, and leads them through more advanced compositional techniques and musical forms. Designed for composers of all types of music, it includes instruction on composing stand-alone melodies, using different scales and modes, themes and variations, orchestration, and composing for film, theater, and videogames.
Perfect complement to The Complete Idiot" s Guide to Music Theory and The Complete Idiot" s Guide to Songwriting
Includes a comprehensive glossary of musical terms, as well as an appendix of various computer-based composition tools. ©2005, 288 pages.