Home music producers now have access to a wide variety of software synthesizers, samplers, and FX devices on their computers -- devices that had previously been available only in expensive hardware forms. Although computer musicians often show a high degr
This book is a full multimedia curriculum that contains over 60 Lesson Plans in 29 Units of Study, Student Assignments Sheets, Worksheets, Handouts, Audio and MIDI files to teach a wide array of musical topics, including: general/basic music theory, music appreciation and analysis, keyboarding, composing/arranging, even ear-training (aural theory) using technology.
This book is a must for musicians, composers and music producers who want to explore the fascinating variety of musical scales that are now used in world music. Included are hundreds of scales from around the world such as: major and minor scales of Western music, diatonic modes, pentatonic scales, scales used in jazz and bebop, artificial and synthetic scales, scales of Greek folk music, pentatonic scales of Japanese and Chinese music, Ethiopian kinit, African kora scales, scales of Indonesian gamelan music, equal tone scales of Thailand and Burma, musical scales of classical Indian music and more. Each scale is presented in multiple formats including guitar tab, keyboard, note names, staff and where appropriate, details of fine tuning. A transposition pattern is also given for each scale, which enables the musician to practise and play the scale in any key required. An explanation of each scale, together with a description of its characteristics is also provided."
This book represents a study of the fascinating subject of the musical scales and modes of ancient Greek music. Although it is well known that the West inherited it's musical scales from ancient Greece via the church, less well known perhaps, is the fact that ancient Greek musicians enjoyed the use of a much wider spectrum of scales and modes, many of which used microtones. Included is a study of these scales and modes, together with the information required for those musicians and composers who may wish to try these scales out in their own music productions. Utilizing the fine tuning capabilities of modern music software, this represents an intriguing and ever-growing area of musical research and development which should interest every open-minded musician.
This book undertakes a brief exploration of the fascinating topic of ancient Chinese music. Written in two parts, the first part examines: the mysteries of the Dao the dialectical philosophy of yin and yang the ideas behind the ancient Chinese Book of Changes wu xing: the philosophy of five elements that was seen to provide the key to a 'grand theory of everything' Part two explores some of the unique features of ancient Chinese music and tries to answer certain key questions how could music help to maintain the harmony between heaven, earth and humanity? how might the tuning of a musical scale affect the welfare of the people of society? how could music be used as an aid to enlightenment? how was music used for healing? If these questions interest you, then this book is for you.
This is one of the main voicing reference volumes for the "Adventures in Harmony Music Course." The main instruction volume for this series is: The Handbook of Harmony - Gospel - Jazz - R&B - Soul COLOR - ISBN - 1453700951. B&W - ISBN - 1453684093. This volume contains voicings for their patent pending melody harmonization system. These are the voicing for the melody notes corresponding to the diatonic tones I through IV. This is part one of a two volume reference. Part two covers tones IV through major VII. The voicings in this reference are used in the patent pending system and technique created by Creative Music. Creative Music has developed a revolutionary method enabling keyboard musicians to quickly harmonize a line of notes with infinite chord changes. Imagine being able to play a different chord on every melody note! The system is such that no two musicians will come up with the same resulting harmonization. This is the first time that this information has appeared in print allowing anybody to create that soulful sound in their music. With this course you will be creating harmonies and progressions to go with music of your choice. There are no songs or progressions to memorize in this course. This is because you are going to be creating your own progressions and harmonies to go with the songs that you choose. This is a step-by-step that you can apply to any piece of music Gregory Moody Creative Music's founder is an accomplished musician and software engineer, who comes from a family lineage of musicians, i.e., his world famous cousin NEA jazz master and recording artist, James Moody. Music education has not changed in the last century, and Creative Music is on the forefront of turning that around. We are re-inventing how music has been taught for the last century. Our instructional method goes against the grain of all past music education teaching methodologies.
This agenda-setting book presents state of the art research in Music and Human-Computer Interaction (also known as ‘Music Interaction’). Music Interaction research is at an exciting and formative stage. Topics discussed include interactive music systems, digital and virtual musical instruments, theories, methodologies and technologies for Music Interaction. Musical activities covered include composition, performance, improvisation, analysis, live coding, and collaborative music making. Innovative approaches to existing musical activities are explored, as well as tools that make new kinds of musical activity possible. Music and Human-Computer Interaction is stimulating reading for professionals and enthusiasts alike: researchers, musicians, interactive music system designers, music software developers, educators, and those seeking deeper involvement in music interaction. It presents the very latest research, discusses fundamental ideas, and identifies key issues and directions for future work.
Calculus has been used in solving many scientific and engineering problems. For optimization problems, however, the differential calculus technique sometimes has a drawback when the objective function is step-wise, discontinuous, or multi-modal, or when decision variables are discrete rather than continuous. Thus, researchers have recently turned their interests into metaheuristic algorithms that have been inspired by natural phenomena such as evolution, animal behavior, or metallic annealing. This book especially focuses on a music-inspired metaheuristic algorithm, harmony search. Interestingly, there exists an analogy between music and optimization: each musical instrument corresponds to each decision variable; musical note corresponds to variable value; and harmony corresponds to solution vector. Just like musicians in Jazz improvisation play notes randomly or based on experiences in order to find fantastic harmony, variables in the harmony search algorithm have random values or previously-memorized good values in order to find optimal solution.