This is a comprehensive instructional text and reference guidebook on the art and craft of jazz composition and arranging for small and large ensembles. It is written from the perspective of doing the work using music notation software, and contains many practical and valuable tips to that end for the modern jazz composer/arranger.
Jazz Composition and Arranging In the Digital Age is a comprehensive and practical instructional book and reference guide on the art and craft of jazz composition and arranging for small and large ensembles. In this book, veteran composers and arrangers Richard Sussman and Michael Abene combine their extensive years of experience as musicians and instructors to demonstrate how advances in music technology and software may be integrated with traditional compositional concepts to form a new and more efficient paradigm for the creative process. This book builds on material and issues treated in traditional jazz composition and arranging courses, including all the fundamental musical techniques and information associated with jazz arranging and composition instruction. In addition, each chapter of the book also contains specific examples demonstrating the effective utilization of music software as applied to the realization of these techniques. Software is employed both as both a learning tool in the form of examples and exercises, and as a practical tool illustrating how many modern day composer/arrangers are utilizing these techniques successfully in the real world. The book also offers several chapters devoted exclusively to the creative use of music technology and software. The extensive companion website provides listening examples for each chapter as well as enhanced software tips, expanded and additional music examples, and appendices of , basic principles and an expanded recommended listening list for further study.
(Jazz Instruction). Renowned educator and writer Paris Rutherford has adapted the text he used for over 30 years in teaching university-level arranging at one of the nation's most illustrious jazz schools. For anyone wanting to enter the exciting world of jazz arranging, this book is a must-have resource! Useful as a classroom teaching tool for beginning arrangers or as a self-study book, this clearly written and engaging text will get you off to a great start that will have players and audiences alike enjoying your music! Includes Rutherford's original compositions and small group charts, along with audio that features both full performances and rhythm-section-only tracks for personal or group practice.
Education by Callaway International Resource Centre for Music Education
This book "teaches students, hobbyists, multimedia specialists, musical aspects of computer-based music production. Concepts such as sequencing, synthesis, and digital editing are presented in a holistic, approachable way that is applicable to products from a wide range of vendors. Musical concepts such as composition, arranging, and orchestration are explained in a way that can be easily assimilated and applied to a wide variety of projects ranging from traditional acoustic ensembles to synthetic orchestrations." -- back cover.
The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 1 provides an overview of media, industry, and technology and its relationship to popular music. In 500 entries by 130 contributors from around the world, the volume explores the topic in two parts: Part I: Social and Cultural Dimensions, covers the social phenomena of relevance to the practice of popular music and Part II: The Industry, covers all aspects of the popular music industry, such as copyright, instrumental manufacture, management and marketing, record corporations, studios, companies, and labels. Entries include bibliographies, discographies and filmographies, and an extensive index is provided.
Soundscape is your definitive one stop companion guide to the choicest artists of Lounge Easy-Listening Music: Any encyclopedia of artists and their albums covering a plethora of sub-genres including: Space Age Bachelor Pad, Exotica, Orchestral-Easy Listening, Sci Fi Soundtrack and The Strange and Unusual.
Writing Music for Television and Radio Commercials provides a comprehensive overview of the process of composing and arranging commercials for these two different media. The book addresses the tools of composition and arranging and sets forth a method for approaching each creative and business situation. Application of the material in the book is intended to help the novice composer achieve his or her goals. This book is a necessary tool for the music student interested in composing, arranging, and producing commercials, and will also be useful for composers studying film scoring, as well as advertising writers, art directors, and music producers. Includes an audio CD of jingles to illustrate examples in the book.
Do you want to learn the basics of composition and arranging, and find out how to sequence, record and mix your compositions using Cubase VST? If so, this book is for you. Get Creative with Cubase VST will help you understand the composition process. You'll learn how to get the ideas in the first place, and how to develop, record and mix them into a satisfying whole. Practical projects are the essence of this book--working through them and comparing your results with the examples on the CD will provide a clear insight into the creative process. And you'll be learning how to use Cubase VST at the same time. Get Creative with Cubase VST shows you how to: Conceive musical ideas and develop them Understand melody, harmony, rhythm--the building blocks of composition Use MIDI to emulate real instruments like woodwind, brass, strings, guitars Record vocals and real instruments using Cubase audio tracks Use Score edit to produce professional music parts Read this book and discover the art of writing and producing music as you master the functions of Cubase VST 5 itself. By using it. Creatively of course! Keith Gemmell is a composer, arranger and lecturer in Popular Music and Music Technology at Mid Kent College in the UK.