Composing Made Easy (Book)
30531
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
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.
Composing Made Easy

Chapter One………………………………..What’s in a Name………………………………………..….4
Chapter Two………………………………..Take Five…………………………………………………….…..9
Chapter Three……………………………..Pentatonic Scale Songs.………………………………...13
Chapter Four……………………………….Five - Tone Blues………………………………………..….18
Chapter Five………………………………..Whole –Tone Melody…………………………………...21
Chapter Six…………………………………..Musical Q & A…………………………………………….…24
Chapter Seven………………………………Song Form……………………………………………..….…26
Chapter Eight………………………………..Using a Poem to Compose…………………………...28
Chapter Nine…………………………………Inspired by Nature……………………………………….31
Chapter Ten…………………………………..Palindromes and Semordnilaps……………………34
Chapter Eleven………………………………Inverted Songs……………………………………………..37
Chapter Twelve……………………………..Twelve –Tone Songs…………………………………....38
Amy Beach’s Ten Commandments for Composers…………………………………………..…..40
 
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