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A Beginners Guide  To 
Creating  Music

Book List:  Music  Tools 


  • 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (1,000 Before You Die) by Tom Moon
  • John Lennon: The Life by Philip Norman
  • This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin
  • The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross
  • Hitman: Forty Years Making Music, Topping the Charts, and Winning Grammys by David Foster
  • Music Theory for Guitarists: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask by Tom Kolb
  • The Chord Wheel: The Ultimate Tool for All Musicians by Jim Fleser
  • Guitar For Dummies
  • The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory
  • The Jazz Ear: Conversations over Music by Ben Ratliff
  • Norton Anthology of Western Music: Volume 1: Ancient to Baroque
  • Norton Anthology of Western Music: Volume 2: Classic to Twentieth Century
  • The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II
  • The Complete Quincy Jones: My Journey & Passions: Photos, Letters, Memories & More
  • All You Need To Know About the Music Business: 6th Edition by Donald S. Passman
  • Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro 8 and Logic Express 8 by David Nahmani
  • Music: An Appreciation, 6th Brief Edition by Roger Kamien
  • The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine
  • George Winston Piano Solos by George Winston
  • The Guitar Player Repair Guide
  • Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time by Ken Bloom
  • Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life by John Adams
  • The Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine
  • Getting Started On Drums-Setting Up - Start Playing DVD
  • Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life by Wynton Marsalis
  • The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2009
  • With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars by Jonathan Kellerman
  • Fretboard Logic SE: The Reasoning Behind the Guitar's Unique Tuning + Chords Scales and Arpeggios
  • Piano for Dummies by Blake Neely
  • The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings: Ninth Edition
  • Blues by the Bar: Cool Riffs That Sound Great over Each Portion of the Blues Progression
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition by Michael Miller
  • The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, Second Edition by Bobby Owsinski
  • Music Theory For Dummies
  • The Songwriting Sourcebook: How to Turn Chords Into Great Songs by Rikky Rooksby
  • The Real Book: Sixth Edition by Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Broadway Musicals Show by Show: Sixth Edition
  • The Ultimate Fake Book (for C Instruments)
  • The World of Music with 3-CD set by David Willoughby
  • Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools by Roey Izhaki
  • How to Play from a Fake Book by Michael Esterowitz
  • Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within by Kenny Werner
  • Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta by Robert Palmer
  • The Piano Book: Buying & Owning a New or Used Piano by Larry Fine
  • 2009 Songwriter's Market by Greg Hatfield
  • Listen by Joseph Kerman
  • Study of Orchestration, Third Edition by Samuel Adler
  • Songwriters On Songwriting: Revised And Expanded by Paul Zollo
  • Arranging Songs by Rikky Rooksby
  • Lyricist's Notebook by Matthew Teacher
  • Electronic Projects for Musicians by Craig Anderton
  • Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer by Andrea Pejrolo
  • Technique of Orchestration and CD Recording Package,Book & CD) by Kent Kennan
  • The Art of Writing Great Lyrics by Pamela Phillips Oland
  • On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring, Second Edition by Fred Karlin
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Arranging and Orchestration by Michael Miller
  • The Art of Conducting by Donald Hunsberger
  • Songwriter's Guide to Music Publishing: Make the Best Publishing Deals for Your Songs by Randy Poe
  • Sonata Forms by Charles Rosen
  • From Score To Screen: Sequencers, Scores And Second Thoughts by Sonny Kompanek
  • 101 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them: How to Craft and Sell Your Songs by Pete Luboff
  • Treatise on Instrumentation by Hector Berlioz
  • Scales, Intervals, Keys, Triads, Rhythm, and Meter: A Programmed Course
  • How to Write Songs on Guitar: 2nd Edition, Expanded and Updated by Rikky Rooksby
  • Form in Tonal Music: An Introduction to Analysis by Douglass Green
  • Score Reading: A Key to the Music Experience by Michael Dickreiter
  • The Guide To MIDI Orchestration by Paul Gilreath
  • Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft by Citron
  • Melody: How to Write Great Tunes by Rikky Rooksby
  • Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition by Iannis Xenakis
  • Creative Music Composition: The Young Composer's Voice by Margaret Lucy Wilkins
  • Free Composition: Vol. 3 of New Musical Theories and Fantiasies, Music Edition by Heinrich Schenker


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    Music Production:  Music Studio Software Tutorials Music Audio: Digital Tools For The Creative Musician
    MIDI: Composing & Recording Your Music MIDI Basics:  Tutorials For Beginners
    MP3: The Music File Format That Changed History Computer Music: Digital Tools For Creative Musicians
    Recording: Create Your Own Digital Music Studio Tools & Learning: Tutorials Covering Many Topics
    Sequencing: Create and manage computer-generated music Synthesizers: Generating & Combining Signals (Music Tones)
    Sound: Perception & Physics Of Sound Waves Electronic Music:  Electronica , Dance , Experimental
    Composition: The Art Of Creating Music Composers: Their Life, Music & Careers
    J S Bach:  Genius Music-Meister Of The High Baroque Beethoven:  Titan of the Classical Music Era
    Music In Asia:  An Informal Survey Comp Instruments: Write Music For Piano, Sax, Trumpet, etc
    Creative Process: Understanding Music Composition Avant-garde Composition:  Create Experimental Music
    The Craft Of Songwriting Music Arranging: The Learning Tools You'll Need
    Orchestration: Combining Instrumental Tone Colors Art Of The Blues
    Blues Piano Jazz
    Piano Instruction Elements Of Music
    Rhythm Chord


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