Musical Composition: Craft and Art

An invaluable introduction to the art and craft of musical composition

Available June 19, 2018
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This essential introduction to the art and craft of musical composition is designed to familiarize beginning composers with principles and techniques applicable to a broad range of musical styles, from concert pieces to film scores and video game music. The first of its kind to utilize a style-neutral approach, in addition to presenting the commonly known classical forms, this book offers invaluable general guidance on developing and connecting musical ideas, building to a climax, and other fundamental formal principles. It is designed for both classroom use and independent study.
 
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN-10: 0300218990
ISBN-13: 978-0300218992
 

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