Techniques of the Contemporary Composer

Schirmer Books, 1997 - 250 páginas
Based loosely on the author's earlier New Music Composition (Schirmer Books, 1977), this new book is designed to be a practical guide to the compositional techniques, resources, and technologies available to composers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Indispensable as a ready reference for composers and scholars, Techniques is also an excellent introduction to the motives, ideas, and styles behind contemporary music. Beginning with a general survey of 19th century harmonic and melodic techniques, each chapter traces the development the traditional and modern elements that form the underpinning of music in the late twentieth century. Among the subjects discussed are interval exploration, serialism, pitch-class sets, and twelve tone as well as electronic music, algorithimic composition, indeterminacy, and much more. With a logical, step-by-step approach supplemented by over 300 musical examples and an extensive bibliography, Techniques of the Contemporary Composer is an excellent source for practicing composers and students of modern music alike. David Cope is professor of music at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is the author of New Directions in Music and the composer of over eighty published musical pieces.

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Jerry Lee Ford, Jr. is an author, educator, and an IT professional with over 19 years of experience in information technology, including roles as an automation analyst, technical manager, technical support analyst, automation engineer, and security analyst. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Jerry is also the author or co-author of 28 other books including Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Microsoft WSH and VBScript programming for the Absolute Beginner, and Microsoft Windows Shell Script Programming for the Absolute Beginner. He has over five years of experience as an adjunct instructor teaching networking courses in Information Technology. He lives in Hanover, Virginia with his wife, Mary, and their children Alexander, William, and Molly.

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