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Composition Instruments:  General Resources

 
 
 

Advanced Orchestration

AllExperts > Music/Performing Arts > Musicians' Exchange > Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing

The Orchestra: An Online User’s Manual  |  Composers New Pencil

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Music Composition Resource

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On Electronic and Computer Music  |  1960 Composers of more traditional orchestral music began to rebel. Many composers tried to get quasi-electronic sounds out of traditional instruments

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Music: Build and play instruments, compose, sing, learn music . |  Free lessons & tips for a huge array of instruments and music topics, from building bagpipes to promoting your CD.|  KnowledgeHound.com

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Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

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Instrumental music. | Author: Music Library Association

Polyphonic Composition | O. Swindale

Instrumental Arranging | Gary C White

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Compose Music on Piano

Escaping the Nutcracker Suite: Composing for the 21st Century's Piccolo Player  -  By Lois B. Herbine

A Computer-Music Man Unplugs  |  NY Times   -   By DANIEL J. WAKIN  |  "After 35 years of composing for a machine, Paul Lansky has discovered a new thrill: writing for people and their instruments."  | 
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The Orchestra:  An Online User’s Manual    |   Composers New Pencil 

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Sound of Woodwinds, Calling for Change  |  VIVIEN SCHWEITZER   -   NY Times  | 

 
 

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Study of Orchestration, Third Edition by Samuel Adler
Product Description

The third edition of this high successful orchestration text follows the approach established in its innovative predecessor: Learning orchestration is best achieved through familiarity with the orchestral literature; this familiarity is most effectively accomplished from the music notation in combination with the recorded sound. The text has been revised to reflect the most informed reactions to the first and second editions, as well as Professor Adler's revisions.  For comprehensiveness, conciseness, and contemporaneity, The Study of Orchestration remains without peer. An ancillary set of six enhanced compact discs and a workbook are available separately to accompany this textbook but are not included with the textbook. 

About the Author

Samuel Adler, Professor Emeritus at the Eastman School of Music, is currently teaching at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He has held the title of visiting professor at many schools throughout the country and abroad, giving master classes in composition, orchestration, and conducting. Professor Adler has gained considerable recognition as a composer (his compositions have been performed by such ensembles as the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony), and has received numerous awards and grants. He has also been guest conductor for many prominent symphony orchestras. 

By Dr. Christopher Coleman I've used Adler's Study of Orchestration (2nd ed.) each time I've taught orchestration, and the quality of the text coupled with the CD examples make it by far the best standard orchestration text I've seen. That the reader is able to hear not only examples taken from music, but also able to compare various spacings, doublings, and orchestrations of even single chords is invaluable. As I tell my students, it's not so much who is playing a line, it is who is playing a line in a given place--and the only way to learn what an instrument sounds like in its various registers is to hear it there. 

Especially helpful are passages like Adler's discussion of woodwinds in the symphony orchestra (Chapter 8) in which several possible orchestrations of a single musical passage are illustrated, discussed, and presented on CD, allowing readers to recognize and judge for themselves the relative quality. It is this, that much in orchestration is not particularly wrong or right, and that there are many many ways to score a particular passage, that makes orchestration so difficult to teach; and Adler is sensitive to the issue. 

But any book of this scope is likely to have some problems, and this is no exception. I'll mention only two that have struck me in particular as a trombonist, neither of which are particularly serious in and of themselves, but whose presence is at best unwelcome and perhaps even somewhat distressing in a textbook. First, Adler's discussion of the trombone glissando (chapter 10) is inadequate and separated by several pages from his discussion of the overtone series as it relates to the trombone. Given that the way a trombone glissando works is inseparable from the overtone series, this seems strange indeed. The situation is compounded by Adler's example from Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, of which he says "The following glissando, first for the bass trombone, then for the tenor, is perfect, since it extends from seventh to first position." Any trombone player will tell you that in fact Bartok got it wrong, and the bass trombone glissando is impossible without doing some serious cheating. On the bass trombone using an attachment in F or E one can only play a perfect 4th, not a tritone, in that particular harmonic; and bass trombonists have come up with all kinds of ingenious tricks to play this devilish passage which looks so easy to the ill-informed. It is FAR from perfect. 

While this little quirk of the trombone isn't really very important in the grand scheme of orchestration it makes me wonder how many other instrumental quirks have gone unnoticed. More important, however, are some oddities of Adler's observations and discussions of the examples he chooses. In chapter 11, in the unit on the brass choir as a homophonic unit, Adler exerpts a passage from Hindemith's Noblissima Visione. He describes the passage as "a 'dark' doubling" and ascribes this to the fact that "neither the trumpets nor the horns ever go too high." Later he seems to contradict himself. "The brilliance of this passage as it is scored comes from the unison of the horns and trombones rather than of blaring trumpets." Never mind the prejudicial "blaring" (surely a trumpet can be played in the high register and sound brilliant without blaring); which is it--brilliant or dark? Try as we might, neither my students nor I can ever hear this as "dark". At best, the last measure of a five measure passage might be considered so because of the low register, but in fact the trumpets, horns, and trombones all do go fairly high in one of the preceding measures. If one fifth of a passage is sufficient to consider the entire passage "dark", why isn't one fifth of the same passage sufficient to consider it "bright"? 

Adler goes on to say "If Hindemith had wanted an extremely bright sound, he could have transposed it up a third or a fourth and had the trumpets and the horns at an extremely high register." Well, no....the passage is not complete in itself, but part of a larger piece--a passacaglia, no less. In order to transpose the passage, Hindemith would have had to either transpose the entire movement (which would in turn have required a transposition of the entire piece in order to keep the same key relationships) or have written some modulating passage--unimaginable in a passacaglia. It is simply wrong to consider that transposing a particular passage is an acceptable way to orchestrate "brightness" or "darkness" without regard to tonal relationships of the whole. That is not to say that the passage could not be brighter or darker, but to do so with orchestration requires dealing with the instruments and their registers, not the pitches. 

If Hindemith had omitted the horns in the first 4 measures, then brought in horns and omitted trumpets in the final 5 notes, perhaps even putting the first trombone up an octave on those notes the passage would have been significantly brighter. There is even more that is problematic about this discussion--in fact it seems the most poorly argued in the book, but I believe I've made my point. 

However, as a classroom tool, The Study of Orchestration is as yet unequalled, and examples like the Hindemith allow the careful teacher the opportunity to develop the students' critical and analytical skills. The workbook has its own problems, which I won't discuss here, but the book and CD are well worth repeated study and thought. 

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Composition: Voice

 
 
 
 

Composing for Human Voice

Allexperts Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing Q&A

Voice-to-note MIDI editor and composing software: Music MasterWorks  |  Music composing software - free music software download trial

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition

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Composing the two-voice counterpoint (LAI)

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Interactive Voices #1 Voice Over Marketplace  |  Music composition & Music Production  |  Find voices  |  Find jobs  |

National Assn for Music Education  |  Careers in Music Brochure.  An online brochure containing information about careers in music publishing, technology, therapy, plus the recording industry, conducting, composing, and more  |  PDF download  |

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition  |  Book  | "will take you note-by-note through the mechanics of bringing your music to life."

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Ken Foster Articles  |  Music Careers  |

Singer-Songwriters  @ I Write The Music.com

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ArtSong is a music composition tool  |  program download  |  You can use it to record your own music, voice or other audio information, edit it, mix with other audio

Music by Female Musicians  |  Women Performers and Composers  |  About

LogosFoundation.org |  "The multitasker as an approach in musical composition"  |

Song - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  |

Vocalist  |  Arrangers, Composers, Producers, Music Directors Listings  |

AbsoluteAstronomy  |   Singer-Songwriter  |

Musicians and singers   |  CareerBuilder  |

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Brahms' Rules of Musical Composition

WannaLearnFine Arts : Music : Instruments : Voice  |  links

Berklee School of Music  |  Voice Department: View a Typical Voice Student's Schedule  |

Singer-Songwriter Directory  |  Resources  |

NPR : Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow

Joho the Blog: Oliver Brown, Wikipedian, singer-songwriter.

Words with Music | Lehman Engel

What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body | Barbara Conable

Composing for Voice; A Guide for Composers, Singers | PAUL BARKER

Stephen Paulus on Composing for Chorus

Composing Music for Worship | John Bell

Singing for the Stars | Seth Riggs

Complete Handbook of Voice Training | Richard Alderson

The Voice Actor's Guide to Home Recording | Jeffrey P. Fisher

The Bert Konowitz vocal improvisation method

Jazz Singer's Handbook | Michele Weir

Singing Jazz the Singers and Styles | Bruce Crowther

Improvisation and scat singing exercises

The singer's jam session | Patty Coker

Jazz-pop vocal stylings | Gleni Tai

Vocal improvisation | Patty Coker
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Composition:  Piano

 
 
 

BERKLEE | Piano Department

E'studio Piano:  |  Quotes about Music Composition

Music 336: Composition Materials and Techniques  |  Matthew Burtner

Manhattan School of Music: Jazz

Google Scholar  |  Scholarly articles for music composition for piano

Advice for Pianists: How to Compose Piano Music  |  David Nevue

The Piano Education Page  |  Teaching Composition to Piano Students  |

Music WebQuest  |  A Web Based Introduction to Basic Music Theory and Music Composition  |

Young Composers.com  |  Compose Music Tutorial  |

Essentials of Music - Composers  |  Liszt

Stride and Swing Piano | John Valerio

Blues Piano | Mark Harrison

Bebop Jazz Piano | John Valerio

Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music | Sandra P. Rosenblum

Chording arpeggios | Larry G Polston

Louisiana Piano Rhythms

Rhythm Piano: Swinging, Syncopated Songs, Novelties and Ivory Ticklers | George Gershwin;

Piano in the Rhythm Section with CD | Tom Rainer

The Art of Successful Rhythm Piano-Keyboard Playing | Andrew D. Gordon

Rhythm Piano: Swinging, Syncopated Songs, Novelties and Ivory Ticklers | George Gershwin;

How to style your playing for piano, organ, guitar | Madonna Woods

Style in Piano Playing | Peter Cooper

Modern Piano Playing | Karl Leimer

Creative comping | Daniel Davis

Four Part Harmony for Solo and Comping | Sal Salvador

Progressive comping vol. 1 | Rudolf Lovas

Guide Tones for Jazz Chords, Line & Comping for Guitar | Sid Jacobs

Harmonic current theory of chord progression | Lawrence Kaelin

Improvising riffs and figures | Harold Branch

Improvising Rock Piano | Jeffrey Gutcheon

Modern Improvising and Application of Ideas to Melody | George Hamilton Green

Composing at the keys | Sue Shannon

Modern arranging technique | Gordon Delamont
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Composition: Keyboards

 
 
 
 

Keyboard Magazine  |  the latest info on keyboards, digital pianos  |

Assembling Your MIDI Studio  |  ComputerMusic.com

Free flash piano keybord activity game  |  Ababasoft

Adventus Interactive  |  World Leading In Interactive Music Learning  |  Piano Suite teaches users to play piano, sight read music, and compose via the PC and a MIDI keyboard.

MSN Encarta - Electronic Music  |  Introduction  |  Historical Background  |  Synthesizers & Other Electronic Technology  |

Music Tech Teacher  |   Music Technology Lessons

How Music Technology Inspires Creative Thinking  |  nusystems.co.uk

Composing Music - An Educator's Reference Desk Lesson Plan   |  eduref.org

Music Tech Teacher,  |  Music Technology Lessons

Music Composition Summary  |  Music Composition Information  |

MusicComposer: MIDI program  |  "Composer recognizes polyphonic music from microphone (other Wave input or file) and converts it into Midi sequences. You can sing, whistle or play guitar, piano, flute and so on with your microphone, Composer will automatically recognize and score your music and create standard Midi file. Neither a Midi keyboard nor any musical experience are required to compose music.."  |

ARTURIA  |  Computer Aided Music, Sound Synthesis and Virtual   Instruments  |

There's a Song in Everyone: Tips on Composing a Simple Corrido  |  by Ted Ramirez  |

Techtree.com India   |  Reviews > Basics > Keyboards > Creative Prodikeys DM Value  |

Smooth Jazz Piano | Mark Harrison

Rock and Roll Piano | Andy Vinter

Gospel Keyboard Styles | Mark Harrison

Intros, Endings and Turnarounds for Keyboard | John Valerio

Chord and Progressions for Jazz and Popular Keyboards | Kenneth Baker

Rock Keyboard | Scott Miller

Creative comping | Daniel Davis

Composing at the keys | Sue Shannon

The waveform music book: Composing, teaching, performing electronic music with the Arp 2600 synthesizer

The art of improvisation | Bob Taylor

Creating computer accompaniments

Improvising riffs and figures | Harold Branch

Keyboard Cookbook : Recipes for Playing More Than 40 Styles | Jana Ranson

The illustrated keyboard series for improvising | Harold Danko

Creating Digital Music and Sound, First Edition | Chris Middleton
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Composition:  Organ

 
 
 

Organ (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  |  Pipe Organ  |

Christo Bresnahan  |  Tips for Composing for Organ  |

organ: Information From Answers.com  |

The Organ Web Ring  |  Also find organ builders, organ servicers, organ composers, ... An open international forum covering all pipe organ, organ music and organist related topics

ART OF THE FUGUE  |  How to compose for organ  |  Vladimir Chaloupka

Bach Organ  |  BACHorgan.com! Johann Sebastian Bach,pipe organ

Pipe Organs 101  |

What about composers for organ?  |  Magle International Music Forums  |

Publications And Recordings :: Sheet Music  |  NZorgan pipe organ links  |

Open Directory  |  Arts: Music: Instruments: Keyboard: Organ  |

Free Organ Sheet Music Links  |  FreeSheetMusic.net  |

Resources for Church Musicians  |  In Online Workshop (ORGAN STUFF  |

Google search: pipe organ mp3  |

Google search: pipe organ  |  composer lists

Transformations of harmony and consistencies of form in the six organ symphonies of Louis Vierne

The Composition of the Organ  |  Ernest M. Skinner

Organ-Stops and Their Artistic Registration  |  George Ashdown Audsley

Organists Manual  |  Roger E. Davis

Composing at the keys  |  Sue Shannon
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Guitars:  Plucked Stringed Instruments

 
 
 

How to style your playing for piano, organ, guitar | Madonna Woods

Jazz/rock guitar | Jerry Snyder

353 Finger-picking Patterns for Guitar Plus! 124 Strums 360 Chords

Basic Jazz Rhythm Guitar | Corey Christiansen

Improvising Blues Guitar | Green Note Music

Guitar Adlib | James Bryer

Comping Styles for Bass | Bruce Arnold

Improvising Rock Guitar | Artie Funaro

The Pocket Guide to Harp Composing | Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher
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Composition:  Strings

 
 
 

CompositionToday

Google search: string orchestra:  composer list

Google search:  composing for violin

Google search:  composing for viola

Improvising strings | String Letter Press
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Composition:  Woodwinds

 
 
 

Improvising Jazz Flute | Horace Young

Improvising Rock Sax | Peter Yellin

MuSIG Home - woodwinds

Flute & Shakuhachi
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Composition:  Brass

 

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Composition: Percussion:  Rhythm:  Drums

 
 
 

You've Got Rhythm: Read Music Better By Feeling the Beat | Anna Dembska, Joan Harkness

The rhythmic way: Scales, chords and rhythms for the pianoforte | Mary Hildeburn Parsons

Together in Rhythm: A Facilitator's Guide to Drum Circle Music | by Kalani

Rhythm | Julia Schnebly-Black

Rhythm 'N' Style | George Peter Tingley
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Composition:  Orchestra

 
 
 

Composing for the Jazz Orchestra | University of Chicago Press

Modern arranging technique | Gordon Delamont
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Composition: Small Ensemble

 
 
 

Chamber music composition  |  Canadian Encycclopedia  |

Take Another Look At Linear Bass Patterns | William L. Fowler

Arranging & composing, for the small ensemble | David Baker

A Conductor's Repertory of Chamber Music
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Composition:  Electronic Instruments

 
 
 

Electronic music composition for beginners | Robert Train Adams

Experimental music | Lejaren Arthur Hiller

Techniques of the Contemporary Composer

Computer music compositions of the United States | Carol Melby

An Open Design for Computer-Aided Algorithmic Music Composition | Christopher Ariza

Making Music with Samples | Daniel Duffell

Report on a seminar in electronic music composition | Herbert A Deutsch

Composing with New Technology| A. Ellis

Composing with New Technology  | A. Ellis

On composing music with computers | Lejaren Arthur Hiller
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Composition: Odd Instruments

 
 

Handbell composing & arranging | Donald E Allured

The fundamental principles involved in the composing and arranging of music for the player-piano

Composing with tape recorders | Terence Dwyer

Tape Music Composition | David Keane

Composing with New Technology  | A. Ellis

The Pocket Guide to Harp Composing | Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher
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Wikipedia:  Composition Techniques

 
 
 
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401 Titles:  Creative Process

 
 

Creative Process  |  Melody  |  Harmony  |  Rhythm  |  Scales  |  Songwriting  |  Composition  |  Improvisation  |  Music Structure  |  Music Forms  |  Classical  |  Jazz  |  Rock  |  Arranging  |  Ear Training & Sightsinging  |  Chords  |  Orchestration  |  Electronic Music  |  Mixing  |  Serial Music  |  Creativity  |..
 
 

  • Beethoven and the Creative Process  |  by Barry Cooper
  • The Muse that Sings: Composers Speak about the Creative Process  |  by Ann McCutchan
  • Songwriting: And the Creative Process : Suggestions and Starting Points for Songwriters   |  by Steve Gillette
  • Musicians in Tune: 75 Contemporary Musicians Discuss the CreativeProcess   |  by Jenny Boyd
  • Controlling Creative Processes In Music
  • Generative Processes in Music: The Psychology of Performance, Improvisation, and Composition
  • Composition-Performance-Reception: Studies in the Creative Process in Music
  • Chopin's Work: His Inspirations and Creative Process in the Light of the Sources
  • Mahler at Work: Aspects of the Creative Process  |  by Colin Matthews
  • Beethoven: Studies in the Creative Processes  |  by Lewis Lockwood
  • In Their Own Words: Songwriters Talk About the Creative Process  |  by Bill DeMain
  • Form in Tonal Music: An Introduction to Analysis  |  by Douglass Green
  • Practical Approach to the Study of Form in Music  |  by Peter Spencer
  • Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure: Tools and Techniques for Writing Better Lyrics  |  by Pat Pattison
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  • Improvising Rock Piano  |  by Jeffrey Gutcheon
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  • Improvising Rock Guitar  |  by Artie Funaro
  • 25 Ways to Improve Your Improvising for Guitar |   by Jay Marks
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