The Composer's Handbook

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A do-it-yourself approach to composition, combining "tricks of the trade" and other techniques with step-by-step guides to projects. This excellent 226-page guide teaches rudiments, notation, rhythm, melody, harmony, counterpoint, texture, figuration, ostinatos, riffs, word (text) setting, various compositional techniques such as minimalism, and various compositional styles from different periods of music history. Perfect for college-level composition classes or individual composers. 226 pages.