Anyone who can pick up a pencil can draw. Anyone who can sing or play an instrument can compose. "The Composer's Handbook" is a step-by-step guide to the composition of melody, harmony, form and texture and covers styles and techniques from plainchant to minimalism, rock and rave.
- for composers aged 11-18 - games and groupwork for the beginner - projects for the more advanced - illustrations and worked examples of complete pieces
|ContentIntroductionFirst Steps: Giving your Ideas a FocusGames and GraphicsMelodies and RiffsSecond Steps: ChordsTexturesFormTrying Out IdeasReading and WritingStyle Study: MelodyHarmonyCounterpoint and TextureFormTwentieth Century: Tonality and AtonalityTechniques and TexturesForm and ProcessPopular Music: Songs and StylesChords and StructureArranging and Recording|