Also brings together the practical aspects of music theory so a good read for those of you who think music theory is irrelevant Want To Turn That Haunting Tune In Your Head Into An Awesome Sound In Your Ear You Can Music Composition For Dummies Demystifies The Process Of Composing Music And Writing Songs It Guides You Through Every Step Of Writing Your Own Music, From Choosing The Right Rhythm And Tempo To Creating Melodies And Chord Progressions And Working With Instruments And Voices In This Fun And Practical Guide, You Ll Learn How To Match Keys And Chords To The Mood You Want To Convey, Work A Form Without Limiting Your Creativity, And Hammer Out A Musical Idea, Even When Your Mind Is Drawing A Blank You Ll Find Out How To Create Popular Songs, Classically Structured Pieces, And Even Film, TV, And Video Game Soundtracks And, You Ll Learn What You Need To Know About Music Composition Software, Including Finale, Sebelius, Pro Tools, And Discover How To Preserve And Organize Your Musical Ideas Work With Established Chord Progressions Or Create Your Own Develop Great Rhythms Select The Right Instruments Find Melodies In Your Head, Your Instrument, And The World Around You Use Major And Minor Scales Work With Modes And Moods Build Melodic Motifs And Phrases Use The Circle Of Fifths To Harmonize Write For Multiple Voices Make A Demo Recording Filled With Creative Exercises To Build Your Composing Skills, Music Composition For Dummies Is The Resource You Need To Get That Melody Out Of Your Head And Into The World I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to further their music knowledge This book has a very high degree of music theory contained in it, which is not always suitable for beginners and certainly not for dummies Perhaps dummies could get through the first chapter, but will struggle or crash after that There is the real possibility of information overload and complex understanding which are only for experts or those with significant foreknowledge Like at lot of music theory books, it shows you how but not always why something is the way it is E.
G Why a note is sharp or flat It sometimes admits in sections of the book that what it is about to describe is complex The author even goes so far as to develop he own theory method if the standard one is not confusing enough for learner It will tell you about the world of music , its instruments history and can be read in that way by almost anybody, but as for music theory and its understanding it best taken in very small doses It goes into very advanced theory and takes big leaps from one lesson to another not suitable for dummies It does given some good hits and tips about how you might create a composition from nothing, if you read the dialogue, rather than getting lost in theory,Music theory has become a bit bureaucracy in the world today and one can end up getting lost and frustrated in it, rather than enjoying the music Less isis a saying which musicians often say.
Useful book to have but essential that you have a least a basic rudimentary knowledge of music theory.
Also brings together the practical aspects of music theory so a good read for those of you who think music theory is irrelevant This is the only Dummies book I ve read and found it very helpful I m an amateur musician, able to read play, who is keen to compose but lackingmusic theory than I realised until reading this book It is well laid out, follows a logical path and deals with the useful things essential to any would be composer, such as melody, harmony, chords and the rules of composition This is recommended reading and has inspired me to better understand music theory.
This is the only Dummies book I ve read and found it very helpful I m an amateur musician, able to read play, who is keen to compose but lackingmusic theory than I realised until reading this book It is well laid out, follows a logical path and deals with the useful things essential to any would be composer, such as melody, harmony, chords and the rules of composition This is recommended reading and has inspired me to better understand music theory.
I found the style makes it easy to read but there is a lot of substance to it.
I am starting to develop various compositions and was looking for something to give general guidance on things that I should be considering and options directions to go in.
For me at my stage of development it is just right.
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Perfect An easy read, although it does require some basic knowledge of music theory Nonetheless it is a very useful guide, which makes an ideal quick reference for key concepts in musical composition All of the subjects are treated at a pretty superficial level, although sufficient for someone looking for useful clues as to how to go about elaborating a full composition on the basis of a musical idea Full of useful tips and helpful advice It is well written and not overly technical you can actually read through the whole thing in an afternoon.
It s good for an overall overview on the aspects of music composition But what you probably need are lot s of exercises, theoretical and practical Listen to as many styles as you can, and analyse them Then the book will help.
This is a very handy go to book for someone who is an intermediate level musician or someone who is relatively new to writing their own music It is well laid out and very well written in clear and easy to understand terms but never patronising.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to further their music knowledge