Essential Dictionary of Orchestration

The Most Practical and Comprehensive Resource for Composers, Arrangers and Orchestrators


Author: Dave Black,Tom Gerou

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457412998

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 5098

At last, an orchestration book tailor-made for the classroom musician on a budget. Any teacher, student or professional musician, whether a composer, orchestrator, arranger, performer or enthusiast will find this thoroughly comprehensive dictionary full of the most needed information on over 150 instruments. Designed for quick and easy reference, the Essential Dictionary of Orchestration includes those much-needed instrument ranges, general characteristics, tone quality descriptions, technical pitfalls, useful scoring tips and much more!

On the Track

A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring


Author: Fred Karlin,Rayburn Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948038

Category: Music

Page: 560

View: 9376

On the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television. Covering all styles and genres, the authors, both noted film composers, cover everything from the nuts-and-bolts of timing, cuing, and recording through balancing the composer's aesthetic vision with the needs of the film itself. Unlike other books that are aimed at the person "dreaming" of a career, this is truly a guide that can be used by everyone from students to technically sophisticated professionals. It contains over 100 interviews with noted composers, illustrating the many technical points made through the text.

Essential Dictionary of Composers


Author: L. C. Harnsberger

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457410741

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 8356

This Handy Guide functions as an easy-to-use historical-reference book, both educational and fun! It provides important information on composers, spanning from the middle ages to contemporary/pop. Every entry contains basic facts such as dates and historical periods of music as well as additional items of interest and importance.

Musicians' & Songwriters' Yearbook 2008


Author: Jonathan Little,Katie Chatburn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713684728

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 7717

This essential 'black book' to the music industry lists contact names and vital practical advice for producing, selling and performing your music. This expanded edition includes new articles on: How to Approach a Performance, How Vocal Performers Communicate, Recording Acoustic Instruments, The Basics of DJ Technique, The Role of the Musical Director, The A&R Department and Setting up a Studio. Includes information on the Flow of Royalties, New Business Models for Deriving Income, Music industry acronyms and terminology. Among the many expert contributors: Pete Kirtley, Ivor Novello winning songwriter and producer (Spice Girls, Misteeq, Gareth Gates), Steve Levine, Grammy Award winning producer (Culture Club, The Beach Boys), Colin Emmanual, Producer (Jamelia), Jim Jomoa, professional DJ, Ben Challis, music lawyer (Glastonbury), Keith Lowde, Former Deputy Chairman, Music Copyright Protection Society, Sharon Woolf, songwriter and vocalist (Fatboy Slim, Liberty X), JoJo Gould, Editor of Music Business Journal, Jen Moss, Music Consultant (Boosey & Hawkes), Adrian Winman, Record and Games Producer. The foreword is by John Kennedy (Chairman & CEO, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry).

Hearing and Writing Music

Professional Training for Today's Musician


Author: Ron Gorow

Publisher: September Publishing


Category: Composition (Music)

Page: 403

View: 7941

This book provides you with the essential tools to recognize and notate any musical sound; jot down a musical idea anywhere, without using an instrument; develop a fast sketch technique; remove obstacles to composition or improvisation; communicate accurately through music notation; and consolidate your skills into an integrated, subconscious process.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations


Author: Oxford University Press,TME.

Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198601739

Category: Reference

Page: 1136

View: 6369

More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k