Music Composition For Dummies by Scott Jarrett, Holly Day

By Scott Jarrett, Holly Day

Are looking to flip that haunting track on your head into an grand sound on your ear? you could! Music Composition For Dummies demystifies the method of composing track and writing songs. It courses you thru each step of writing your individual tune, from selecting the best rhythm and pace to making melodies and chord progressions and dealing with tools and voices.

In this enjoyable and functional advisor, you’ll fit keys and chords to the temper you need to express, paintings a sort with no restricting your creativity, and hammer out a musical thought, even if your brain is drawing a clean. You’ll how to create well known songs, classically based items, or even movie, television, and online game soundtracks. And, you’ll examine what you must find out about track composition software program, together with Finale, Sebelius, seasoned instruments, and extra. notice how to:
* look after and set up your musical ideas
* paintings with demonstrated chord progressions or create your own
* improve nice rhythms
* choose the correct tools
* locate melodies on your head, your software, and the realm round you
* Use significant and minor scales
* paintings with modes and moods
* construct melodic motifs and words
* Use the circle of fifths to harmonize
* Write for a number of voices
* Make a demo recording

Filled with artistic routines to construct your composing abilities, Music Composition for Dummies is the source you want to get that melody from your head and into the area.

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An understanding of music theory and a lot of playing skill can be a good starting point, but what an idea means to you — how it makes you feel and what you ultimately say with it — can be the only real criterion of its validity. As you read the following chapters, keep the ideas in this section in mind. Know what your options are Once you have an idea, learn how to work it, with methods for (re)harmonization, melodic and rhythmic development, counterparts, variations, and other compositional techniques.

For one thing, many composers find the actual sound of the instrument itself interruptive to the composition process. Just imagine yourself deep in thought, hearing the perfect sequence of notes in your head, when suddenly, your finger touches the actual piano key, and it doesn’t sound exactly like you imagined. Real sound is jarring, and hearing even the first note of your imagined phrase before you’ve written it down can cause you to lose an entire piece of music. Conversely, many musicians work directly on their instrument of choice, usually a piano or guitar, and simply jot down their musical ideas on paper while composing.

The DJ uses the rhythms of each song to adjust the heart rates of the dancers like so many metronomes and thereby manipulates the emotions of a whole crowd up and down over the course of the evening. But there is more to rhythm than tempo alone. Have you ever noticed that there is a difference in the feel of walking and skipping? Walking is quite regular and even: Clop, clop, clop, clop, clop. Figure 4-1 shows how the rhythm of walking looks on a musical staff. Figure 4-1: A walking rhythm is steady and regular, loping along.

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