Composing Made Easy (Book)
When words fail, music speaks...so the saying goes. Expressing yourself through music by putting words to notes and notes to words can be easy; yes, easier than you may think. This book is a treasure chest of ideas for anyone interested in composing. Simple ways to spark the creative process are included, such as taking the musical letters in your name to form a melody. Step by step, you will see how to actually process the notes into music. Norse Song by Robert Schumann shows how he used the four musical l ...more
Product Number:
30531
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Multiple Levels
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
40
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9818-7
ISBN13:
978-07866-9818-9
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
1/31/2017
When words fail, music speaks...so the saying goes. Expressing yourself through music by putting words to notes and notes to words can be easy; yes, easier than you may think. This book is a treasure chest of ideas for anyone interested in composing. Simple ways to spark the creative process are included, such as taking the musical letters in your name to form a melody. Step by step, you will see how to actually process the notes into music. Norse Song by Robert Schumann shows how he used the four musical letters of his friend GADE to compose the piano solo.
What’s in a Name
Take Five
Pentatonic Scale Songs
Five - Tone Blues
Whole –Tone Melody
Musical Q & A
Song Form
Using a Poem to Compose
Inspired by Nature
Palindromes and Semordnilaps
Inverted Songs…
Twelve –Tone Songs
Amy Beach’s Ten Commandments for Composers
 
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