Generally, people learn composition through other relates disciplines harmony, analysis, counterpoint, etc.
But as far as I know this is the first book to focus on the craft of composition in such a practical and direct manner A gem.
If you are interested in composing music, get it as soon as you can, read it and practice it.
Alan amazes me with his simple, straight forward approach He brings wonderful value in a style neutral format, so the reader can clearly understand the what , andimportantly the why , in the principles and methods used by great composers.
In conjunction with his online videos and other pdf resources, Alan has really helped me fall in love with music that I used to perceive as plain and boring, and has enabled me to courageously start creating music that is muchrich and fulfilling.
Like I said, worth every penny If you ve seen any of Mr Belkin s Youtube videos on music theory and composition, you d know that you can t go wrong by purchasing this book This has been a great supplement to my university studies in theory comp.