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Jazz Improvizations  |  This series of articles is part of the syllabus for Jazz Improvisation courses MUS 331,332 and 530 at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Instructor:  |  Prof. Joan Wildman  .. Jazz Improv Magazine  |  is the most comprehensive periodical reference about jazz improvisation, designed for enthusiasts and improvisors alike. Jazz Improvģ is a magazine for ALL Jazz enthusiasts  |  JazzImprovMag



Jazz Composition and Orchestration  |  CRMAV
On Scales, Chords, & Progressions  |  Fingerstyle Jazz  |  Clif Kuplen



Jazz Composition Department  |  Berklee
Modern Jazz Composition by Loren Means  |  My art works  |  Halonine.com



Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize  |  This prize is awarded annually to the best new work created in the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop  |  BMI 
'Jazz Newsgroups  |  Jazz Discussion Forum  |  Keyboardist Corner  |  Jazz Composition  |  JazzReview



Russo, William: Jazz Composition and Orchestration
Modal Jazz Composition & Harmony, Volume 1  |  Ron Miller



Jazz Composition Theory and Practice  |  Ted Pease Book & CD Package  |  pianoplace.com  | 
Outside Shore Music
A Jazz Improvisation Primer   |  online version  |  Marc Sabatella



Jazz Composition: A Qualitative Inquiry Into the Creative Process of a Jazz Composer  |  by Timothy U. Newman  |  essay  |  tun201  | 
On Nov 12, 2002 seven composers from the Berklee Jazz Comp department presented original music for big band  |  Recordings, in MP3 format  |  Berklee School



Ten Tunes for Small Jazz Ensemble  |  jhenrikson.org  |  "This music was submitted as partial fulfillment requirements for the degree of Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music | This recorded music is provided free for personal and educational use | For other uses, please contact the author. |Please note: I pay for this bandwidth. Please enjoy, but download each song only once and then make copies if you like. Thank you." 
Styles of Jazz  |  (hypermap and essays)  |  Artists (bios, discographies, reviews) | Performance (festivals, venues, reviews, regional jazz info)  |  Jazz Instruments (a revised approach)  |  Media (radio, television, press)  |  Jazz Art  |  Jazz Education and Musicianship  |  Jazz Retailers on the Net  |  Jazz Labels on the Net  | Other Jazz  |  Resources on the Internet  |  Jazzweb



Elements_Of_Jazz/Composition/Arrangement  |  exploring what an arrangement is  |  lots of links explore the meanings of other jazz  elements  |  outsideshore.com
Original Jazz Charts  |  public posting of lead sheets for original jazz compositions  |  northwestern.edu



What Is Jazz?  |  Billy Taylor
Jazz Composition  |  Books to buy  |  Playjazz



Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition  |  1960's  |  Wikipedia

 


Elements Of Jazz: Composition  |  "A jazz composition usually consists of a theme and an arrangement that suggests when to play the theme and when to improvise."  |  Sections: 
    * Theme - Blues form, songs form, and characteristics of jazz themes
    * Arrangement - Components of jazz arrangements
    * Performance - Musical decisions made during jazz performance 
Experts > Music/Performing Arts > Musicians` Exchange > Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing > jazz composition  |   Q & A  |  Ask A Question  |  Questions Archive:  Jazz  |  Experts.About.com
Catalog - Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice  |  Music instruction books, videos, and dvds for learning guitar, bass, piano, drums, voice, songwriting, music business and production, for educating  |  Berklee Press



Modern Jazz Composition  |  article  |  John O'Gallagher
Center for Jazz Composition  |  centerforjazzcomp.arts.usf.edu



Articles:  Jazz  |   I Write The Music
Manhattan School of Music: Jazz  |  The programs of study for jazz majors are designed to develop skilled performers, composers, and arrangers in preparation for careers in jazz music. |  Manhattan School of Music



Jazz Composition and Orchestration  |  book  |  Russo, William
Jazz Studies and Improvisation  |  As a Jazz Composition major, you work closely with a studio teacher in private lessons and have many opportunities to have your music read, performed  |  New England Conservatory



Jazz Composition - Theory and Practice. By Ted Pease  |  book review  |  Looksmart
Cultivating the Art of Jazz Composition  |  Richard A. Helze



forums: Jazz Composition  |  Information resource and community for musicians and composers with reviews, sample cd reviews, daily news, forums, classifieds and more. |  Sonic Control
JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Jazz Lounge - Improvisation  |  Jazz players are their true heirs in the way that composition and improvisation merge in their creativity  |  PBS



Department of Jazz Studies  |  The program prepares students for careers as professional jazz musicians and for advanced study in jazz.  |  Overlin.edu
Articles: Jazz  |  Rob Levit



602 encyclopedia articles found for jazz  |  3 from The Columbia Encyclopedia  |  6 from The Crystal Reference Encyclopedia  |  277 from Wikipedia  |  Reference.com
Jazz Composition for Small Group  |  A 2 hour class covering compositional techniques, orchestration and notation from groups ranging from trios to 5 horns  |  Nashville Jazz Workshop



Honoring John Lewis, a Genius of Jazz Composition  |  Loren Schoenberg
Secret of John Coltrane's high notes revealed 
Telegraph.co.uk



Creativity Explored, by Mapping Jazz Musicians' Brains - Wired
Let Us Leave Our Musical Islands  | Slate  |  "Two critics discuss the state of classical, jazz, and pop.  "  | 



A Laptop Joins The Jazz Band As A Boon And Interpreter 

NY Times  -  Ben Ratliff   Itís got a computer instead of a second frontline instrument



 
 
 

Berklee Shares   An Amazing Open-Source Lesson Library


 
 
Outside Shore Music   A Jazz Improvisation Primer  -  by Marc Sabatella
 
  • Contents  |  Preface  |  Goals  |  A Brief History Of Jazz  |  Early Jazz  |  Big Band Jazz and Swing  |  Bebop  |  Cool Jazz  |  Hard Bop  |  Post Bop  |  Free Jazz and the Avant Garde  |  Fusion  |  Post Modern Jazz  |  The Present  |
  • Jazz Fundamentals  |  Structure  |  Swing  -  Definition  -  Practicing Swing  |  Creativity  -  The Creative Process  -  Playing  |
  • Chord/Scale Relationships  |  Basic Theory  -  Intervals  -  Major And Minor Scales  -  Chords  -  The Circle Of Fifths   |  Major Scale Harmony  -  Major Scale  -  Dorian Mode  -  Phrygian Mode  -  Lydian Mode  -  Mixolydian Mode  -  Minor Scale  -  Locrian Mode   |  Melodic Minor Harmony  -  Phrygian #6  -  Lydian Augmented  -  Lydian Dominant  -  Fifth Mode  -  Locrian #2  -  Altered Scale   |  Symmetric Scales  -  Whole Tone Scale  -  The Diminished Scales  |  Pentatonic Scales  |  Derived Scales  -  The Blues Scale  -  Minor Scales  -  Bebop Scales  -  Synthetic Scales   |  Chord/Scale Chart   |
  • Applying The Theory To Improvisation  |  Melodic Development  -  Pacing  -  Phrase Construction  |  Playing Changes  -  ii-V  (Major Keys  -  Minor Keys)  -  Blues  -  Rhythm Changes  -  Coltrane Changes  |  Modal Improvisation  |  Chromaticism  |  Non-tonal Improvisation  |  Free Improvisation  |
  • Accompanying  |  Chordal Instruments  |  Chord Voicings  -   3/7 Voicings  -  Quartal Voicings  -  Polychord and Upper Structure Voicings  -  Close Position and Drop Voicings  -  Other Scale Based Voicings  |  Reharmonizing  |  Comping Rhythms   |  Bass  |  Walking Bass Lines  |  Pedal Point  |  Counterpoint  |  Other Bass Patterns  |  Drums  |  Other Instruments  |
  • Playing With Others  |  Organization  |  Dealing With Problems  |
  • Listening Analytically  |
  • Breaking The Rules  |
  • Annotated Bibliography  |  Fakebooks  |  Instructional Books  |  History And Biography  |
  • Annotated Discography  |  Basic Recommendations  |  Listing  |
  • Jazz Standards  |
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    Chords - Harmony   EzineArticles.com

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    Learn Guitar Chords - 7 Secrets the Pro's Use by Ant Brown  -  If you're like many guitarists out there who want to learn guitar chords but are having some trouble, then this article is for you. I'll cover some key aspects that are often overlooked by tutors and "learn the guitar" products; I guarantee you'll be able to learn guitar chords much easier after reading this article.

    Music Chords: How To Become a "Chord Detective" And See Into The Music! by Duane Shinn  -  There's a logic behind every note written in music, & you can learn to understand that logic, and therefore understand music. If you can read music to some degree but don't "see through" the written music-don't understand what you are seeing-it is now very possible that you can put on your "chord glasses" that good "chord detectives" wear to see through all that mass of black printed notes on a white page of sheet music to quickly understand what chords are being used and the "family logic" behind it all.

    Piano Lesson-II-V-I Progressions In C Major by Peter Edvinsson  -  Let me give you some easy progressions that will help you in your improvisational piano playing!

    How To Construct 48 Chords In 5 Minutes by Alex Nguyen  -  Constructing chords on the piano is not rocket science. Itís easy. Once you know the formula, throw away your chord chart.

    Chord Style Piano Ė Is It For Everyone? by Alex Nguyen  -  Chord style approach to learning to play piano can be fun and provide instant gratification, but is it for everyone? Read this article to find out more.
     
     
     
     
     


    Piano Power  -  Music Dish

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    Piano Power: Key Signatures and the Circle of Fifths

    Piano Power: Diatonic Scales Part 3  |  2  |  1

    Piano Power: Diatonic Scales (Part 1)

    Piano Power: Diatonic Scales (Part 2 )

    Piano Power: Intervals (Part 1)

    Piano Power: Intervals (Part 2)

    Piano Power: Intervals (Part 3) and Triads (Part 1)

    Piano Power: Triads (Part 2)

    Piano Power: Harmonic Minor Scales

    Piano Power: Melodic Minor Scales

    Piano Power: Major Scale Chord Functions (Part 1)

    Piano Power: Authentic Cadences in Minor Keys

    Piano Power: Plagal Cadences in Minor Keys

    Piano Power: Deceptive Cadences

    Piano Power: The Plagal or IV-I Cadence

    Piano Power: Major Scale Chord Functions (Part 2)

    Piano Power: The Authentic or V-I Cadence (Part 1)  |  2

    Piano Power: Reprinted Cadences and a Free Finale Notepad Download

    Piano Power: Open Position and Voicing of Chords

    The Piano is a Percussion Instrument

    Dressing Up the Garden Variety G Chord

    Piano Power: Theories Contradicted


     
     
     
     
     
    Wikipedia.org  -  Composition Techniques

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    Music Composition Phasing Sonorism Interactive Music
    Computer-Aided Algorithmic Composition Progressive music 12-tone music Atonality
    Chromatic Aleatoric music Post-modern Classicism Schillinger System
    Sound poetry Musical form Electronic music. Serial Music
    Magnetic Tape RCA Mark II Synthesizer, New Music Jukebox totally-chromatic expressionism
    Fantasia List of Composers Computer Music Electronic Resources
    Timbre Music Sets Musical Forms Musical Patterns
    Rhythm Idee Fixe Sound Structures Mathematics in Music
    Phrase Motif Development Music Period
    Experimental Music pitch multiplication Musical Technique Pointilism
    Block Music Bimodalism Music Scales Polytonality
    Prepared Piano vocal improvisation Centonization question answer phrases
    electronic instruments music instruments music voicing Human voice as an instrument
    music improvisation improvised elements soundpainting Avant-garde jazz
    Minimalism polystylism Polychords quartal and quintal harmony
    Music Meter Composite rhythm popular music terms music glossary
    music intervals Tone Poem Symphonic Music Symphonic poem
    music encyclopedia call and response Arranger Added Tone Chord
    List of musical topics list music instruments list of musical ensembles Accompaniment
    list of genres of music requested articles about music Chords / Chord Progression A cappella
    Additive rhythm Ambiguity Audio Mixing Aspects of Music
    Augmentation Bass  /  Bassline  /  Basso Continuo Binary Form
    Auditory Illusion Blue NoteBlues Chamber Music Counterpoint
    Braille Music Break Bridge Cadence / Cadenza
    Chorale Close Harmony Coda Consonance
    Electronic Dance Music Latin American Dance Definition of Music Diminution
    Drone Dynamics Duple Duet
    Dissonance Exposition Hemiola Interactive Music
    Figured Bass Fugue Grace Note Harmonic / Harmony
    Improvisation Indian Classical Music Inversion Instrumentation
    Irrational Rhythm Isorhythm Leading Tone Legato
    Music Technology Music Theory Musical acoustics Musical Keyboard
    Musical Notation Musical Ornament Musical Piece Musical Terminology
    Leitmotif Musical Mode Musician Orchestration
    New interfaces for musical expression Opera Oratorio Orchestra
    Organ Ornament Ostinato Parallel minor/major 
    Music Register Music Period Phrase Physics of Music
    Passacaglia Pitch Raga Resolution
    Polyphony Psychoacoustics Pulse Quartal and quintal harmony
    Range Recitative Relative minor/major  Remix
    Resonance Rhapsody Rhythm Rhythmic gesture
    Riff Rock Music Round Sampling
    Rhythmic unit Scale Shape Note Sonata
    Secondary Dominant Segue Serial Music Sequence
    Simple Meter Simultaneity Solo Sonata Form
    Song Sound Sound Quality Sound Sculpture
    Syncopation Synthesizer Tablature Tempo
    1961 - present timeline Tone Cluster Tone Row Tension
    Staccato Timeline of trends in music Tertian Total Chromatic
    Tetrachord Tie Timbre Tonic
    Transposing Instrument Tremolo Tritone Tuplet
    Unison Verse Vibrato Video Game Music
    Microtonal Extended Techniques Tunings Sound Sources
    Twelve-tone Technique Graphic Notation Noise Free improvisation
    Electroacoustic music Electronic art music Extreme music Free Jazz
    Odd Instruments Pattern completion compositional technique Musical genre
    Computer- Algorithmic Composition List of electronic music genres List of genres of music: A-F List of jazz genres
    projected set List of music genres suffixed -core Lists of musicians by instrument Lists of video game music
    Music Lists Lists of Songs Lists of Composers Lists of musicians by genre
    Lists of artists by record label Lists of Musicians Lists of albums Discographies
    Lists of music videos Lists of Pieces Lists of Record Labels List of musical quartets
    List of symphonies by key List of pieces which use serialism Best-selling singles in the US Music of Southern Europe
    List of rock instrumentals List of symphonies by name List of musical ensemble formats Wind Instruments
    List of symphony orchestras List of musical topics List of basic music topics works published posthumously
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame house music artists and releases Music History List of lists of songs
    Percussion Instruments String Instruments Voice Keyboard Instruments
    Harmony Tonality Tessitura Rhythmic Density
    Style Performance best-selling music artists List of years in country music
    film collaborations List of musical films by year Lrecordings -Goldberg Variations chart achievements and trivia
    Melody Articulation List of musical events sound collages

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    Jazz Tutorials:  Book List

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    All Blues Scale for Jazz Gutiar  /  Author: Jim Ferguson 15 Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes /  Author: Bob Mintzer
    Beginning Jazz Guitar  /  Author: Jody Fisher Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony  /  Author: Bert Ligon
    Jazz Composition  /  Author: Ted Pease Jazz Guitar Comping  /  Author: Andrew Green
    Patterns for Jazz  /  Author: Jerry Coker 100 Ultimate Blues Riffs for Piano/Keyboards  /  Author: Andrew D. Gordon
    Jazz Guitar Structures  /  Author: Andrew Green Modern Jazz Voicings  /  Author: Ted Pease
    The Music of Miles Davis  /  Author: Lex Giel Improvising Jazz  /  Author: Jerry Coker
    The Jazz Theory Book  /  Author: Mark Levine The Jazz Piano Book  /  Author: Mark Levine
    Jazz  /  Author: Geoffrey C. Ward 101 Must-Know Jazz Licks  /  Author: Wolf Marshall
    Jazz Guitar Chord Solos Contemporary Chord Khancepts  /  Author: Steve Khan
    Jazz Guitar Standards II Guitar Arpeggio Studies on Jazz Standards  /  Author: Mimi Fox
    Guitar Arpeggio Studies on Jazz Standards  /  Author: Mimi Fox Jazz Styles  /  Author: Mark C. Gridley
    The Jazz Drummer's Workshop  /  Author: John Riley The Jazz Drummer's Workshop  /  Author: John Riley
    All Music Guide to Jazz - 4th Edition  /  Author: Vladimir Bogdanov Jazzology  /  Author: Robert Rawlins
    The Real Book -Bass Clef; Sixth Edition The Power of Black Music  /  Author: Samuel A. Floyd Jr.
    Jazz w/Multimedia Companion CD-ROM   /  Author: Paul O.W. Tanner The Latin Real Book  /  Author: Chuck Sher
    Bill Evans  /  Author: Peter Pettinger Jazz Improvisation for Keyboard Players  /  Author: Dan Haerle
    Scat!  /  Author: Bob toloff The Jazz Language  /  Author: Dan Haerle
    Jazz  /  Author: Lewis Porter Arranging for Large Jazz Ensemble  /  Author: Ken Pullig 
    Creative Jazz Improvisation  /  Author: Scott D. Reeves American Jazz Musicians  /  Author: Stanley I. Mour
    Play Jazz, Blues, & Rock Piano by Ear, Book One  /  Author: Andy Ostwald Beginning Jazz Keyboard  /  Author: Noah Baerman
    Blues for Dummies  /  Author: Lonnie Brooks The Singer's Book of Jazz Standards - Women's Edition  /  Author: Steve Rawlins
    Jazz Theory Resources  /  Author: Bert Ligon Jazz Theory Handbook Book/CD Set  /  Author: Peter Spitzer 
    Visions of Jazz  /  Author: Gary Giddin The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD  /  Author: Richard Cook
    Lady Sings the Blues  /  Author: Billie Holiday Chord and Progressions for Jazz and Popular Keyboards  /  Author: Kenneth Baker
    /  Author: Quincy Jones History and Tradition of Jazz  /  Author: Thomas E. Larson
    The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues../. Author: Howard Mandel What Is This Thing Called Jazz?  /  Author: Eric Porter
    The Blue Note Years  /  Author: Michael Cuscuna Satchmo Blows Up the World  /  Author: Penny M. Von Eschen
    John Coltrane  /  Author: Lewis Porter Chords and Progressions for Jazz and Popular Guitar  /  Author: Arnie Berle 
    The Jazz Bass Book  /  Author: John Goldsby Thelonious Monk Fake Book
    Contemporary Drumset Phrasing  /  Author: Frank Katz New Orleans Jazz and Second Line Drumming w/CD  / Author: Johnny Vidacovich
    All Blues for Jazz Guitar  /  Author: Jim Ferguson The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings  /  Author: R. M. Cook
    The Wisdom of Sun Ra  /  Author: Sun Ra Voice Leading for Guitar  /  Author: John Thomas
    Jazz Guitar  /  Author: Doug Munro Side Man /  Author: Warren Leight
    Jazz Improvisation  /  Author: Sam Most Jazz Improvisation  /  Author: John Mehegan 
    Jazz  /  Author: Walter Dean Myers Comprehensive Technique for Jazz Musicians  /  Author: Bert Ligon 
    Fretboard Roadmaps - Jazz Guitar  /  Author: Fred Sokolow A Love Supreme  /  Author: Ashley Kahn
    History and Tradition of Jazz  /  Author: Thomas E. Larson The Funky Beat  /  Author: David Garibaldi
    Walking Jazz Lines for Bass  /  Author: Jay Hungerford Intermediate Jazz Guitar  /  Author: Jody Fisher 
    Blue Note  /  Author: Graham Marsh Paul Whiteman /  Author: Rayno Don
    West Coast Jazz  /  Author: Ted Gioia Blues People  /  Author: Leroi Jones
    The Sax & Brass Book  /  Author: Brian Priestley Jazz in Black and White  /  Author: Charley Gerard
    The Rolling Stone Jazz and Blues Album Guide  /  Author: John Swenson Chet Baker  /  Author: Jeroen De Valk
    Learn to Play Brazilian Jazz Guitar  /  Author: David Marshall Duck Ellington Swings Through the Zoo  /  Author: Andy Blackman Hurwitz
    Django Reinhardt - The Definitive Collection  /  Author: Django Reinhardt Charlie Parker Omnibook for E Flat Instruments
    Concise Guide to Jazz, Fourth Edition  /  Author: Mark C. Gridley Jim Marshall  /  Author: Jim Marshall
    History and Tradition of Jazz  /  Author: Thomas E. Larson Charles Mingus - More Than a Fake Book  /  Author: Charles Mingus
    The Freedom Principle  /  Author: John Litweiler Arabian Jazz  /  Author: Diana Abu-Jaber
    Pedal Steel Guitar  /  Author: Winnie; and Bill Keith Winston All That Jazz!  /  Author: Jack Wheaton
    Oscar Peterson Note for Note  /  Author: Oscar Peterson The Jazz Cadence of American Culture  /  Author: Robert O'Meally
    Blue Like Jazz: /  Author: Donald Miller Jazzlife  /  Author: William Claxton
    Salsa & Afro Cuban Montunos for Piano  /  Author: Carlos Campos Funky Organ Grooves Book with audio CD  /  Author: Gordon Andrew
    The House That Trane Built  /  Author: Ashley Kahn Jazz  /  Author: Henry Martin
    Jazz w/Multimedia Companion CD-ROM  /  Author: Paul O.W. Tanner New Orleans Jazz and Second Line Drumming w/CD  /  Author: Johnny Vidacovich
    Advanced Techniques For The Modern Drummer  /  Author: Jim Chapin   

     
     
     
    Books:  Creating Music

     
     
    Counterpoint|  |  Henry Martin New Music Composition  |  David Cope
    Making Music  |  Morton Subotnick Why and How to Teach Music Composition  |  Maud Hickey
    Introduction to music composition  |  King Palmer The Twentieth-Century Composer Speaks  |  Mari Nishimura
    A Conductor's Repertory of Chamber Music  |  Tape Music Composition  |  David Keane
    Creative Music Composition  |  Margaret Wilkins Random precision  |  Igor Karaca
    The Da Capo Catalog of Classical Music Compositions Computer-Assisted Music Composition  |  Phil Winsor
    A Basic Course in Music Composition  |  Music Library Assn The materials of music composition  |  H. Owen Reed
    Beginning Piano Compostions  |  Alana LaGrange Experimental Music  |  Isaacson Lejaren
    Music Composition and Arranging  |  Samuel Walter Electronic music composition for beginners  |  Robert Train Adams 
    Instrumental Arranging  |  Gary C White Computer music compositions of the United States, 1976  |  Carol Welby
    Writing music  |  Merle Montgomery A basic course in music composition  |  Ralph Shapey
    Composing Music with Computers, First Edition  |  Eduardo Miranda Composing Music for Worship  |  John Bell
    PC Music Composing with Cubasis VST & Notation  |  Vera Trusova Composing At The Piano Early Intemrediate Level  |  Lee Evans
    Kick-start Your Composing  |  Paul Harris Composing for Chorus  |  Stephen Paulus
    Composing With Confidence  |  Alan Meyers Polyphonic Composition  |  O. Swindale
    Composing music  |  Mary Val Marsh Instrumental music  |  Music Library Assn
    Composing Matters  |  Patrick Allen Listening to Music  |  Helen MacGregor
    Composing and Compositions with CD  |  Leni Stern Composing for the Jazz Orchestra  |  U Chicago Press
    Modern arranging technique  |  Gordon Delamont Composing dance, choreographing music  |  Lifestyle Ventures
    Composing at the Electronic Keyboard Book 2  |  Nick Haines Composers and Composing  |  Judith Bailey
    Reflections on Composing  |  Frederick Koch Starter Composing Pack  |  Geoffrey Winters
    Musical Environments  |  Richard Vella Form and Method  |  Roger Reynolds
    Composing in the Classroom|  |  David Bramhall 101 Songwriting &Composing Techniques  |  Jack Weaton
    The Pocket Guide to Harp Composing  |  D.Rees-Rohrbacher Composing your own music  |  Harry W Ranks
    Arranging & composing, for the small ensemble  |  David Baker On composing music with computers  |  Lejaren Arthur Hiller
    Composing your own music  |  Harry W Ranks We Love Composing  |  Jon Raybould
    Composing melodies  |  Carmela Mercuri Composing at the keys  |  Sue Shannon
    First steps in playing and composing  |  Satis N Coleman Wareham's method for composing, & arranging  |  Duane E Wareham
    More Songwriting and Composing Techniques  |  Peter L. Alexander Composing with New Technology  |  A. Ellis
    The fundamental principles involved in the composing
    and arranging of music for the player-piano
    Advanced Harmony, Melody and Composition  |  Paul Sturman
    Handbell composing & arranging  |  Donald E Allured The waveform music book  |  Composing, teaching, performing electronic music with the Arp 2600 synthesizer
    What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body  |  Barbara Conable Words with Music  |  Lehman Engel
    Making Music for the Joy Of It  |  Stephanie Judy Power Tools for GarageBand  |  Francis Preve
    Listening, Playing, Creating  |  Carolyn B. Kenny Creating Professional Drum Loops  |  Ed Roscetti
    Learn composition when creating music videos Creating Four-Part Harmony  |  Lois Bock
    The art of improvisation  |  Bob Taylor Playing the Changes  |  Paul Del Nero
    Modern Improvising and Application of Ideas to Melody  |  George Green Improvising strings  |  String Letter Press
    Improvising Jazz Piano  |  John Mehegan Improvising basic blues  |  String Letter Press
    25 Ways to Improve Your Improvising for Guitar  |  Jay Marks Improvising Jazz Bass  |  Rick Laird
    Guitar Adlib  |  James Bryer Improvising riffs and figures  |  Harold Branch
    The chord approach to improvising for all treble clef instruments (Unknown Binding)  |  Walter Stuart Improvising Jazz Lines  |  Hal Leonard
    Triadic energy  |  Lenny Carlson Jazz improvising for all bass instruments  |  Walter Stuart
    Harmonic foundation for jazz & popular music | Jimmy Amadie Improvising for all instruments  |  Vincent Geraci
    Harmonic current theory of chord progression  | Lawrence Kaelin Harmonometry, or Science of music and musical composition  |   Founded upon the natural progressions of harmonic sound
    Bach's harmonic progressions  |  Kent Gannett Creative Comping Concepts for Jazz Guitar  |  Mark Boling
    Guide Tones for Jazz Chords, Line & Comping for Guitar  | Sid Jacobs Four Part Harmony for Solo and Comping  |  Sal Salvador
    Transcribed piano voicings  |  Jamey Aebersold Keep on Comping! Basic Manual for Chord Voicing, Comping
    & Soloing Jazz Piano
    Quartal Harmony  |  Corey Christiansen The Piano Quartet and Quintet : Style, Structure, and Scoring  | Basil Smallman
    Keyboard Cookbook : Recipes for Playing More Than 40 Styles  |  Jana Ranson The Art of Performance  |  Heinrich Schenker
    Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony  |  Bert Ligon  Reharmonization Techniques  |  Randy Felts
    Modern Piano Playing  |  Karl Leimer Style in Piano Playing  |  Peter Cooper
    Anxiety and Musical Performance  |  Dale Reubart The Art of Successful Rhythm Piano-Keyboard Playing  |  Andrew D. Gordon
    Piano in the Rhythm Section with CD  |  Tom Rainer Aspects of Stravinsky's use of rhythm after Le sacre du printemps
    with particular emphasis on The sonata for two pianos  | 
    Lloyd H Slind
    The rhythmic way: Scales, chords and rhythms for the pianoforte  | Mary Parsons Rhythm Piano - Advanced  |  Duane Shinn
    Piano Improvisation on Rhythm and Dissonant Chords  |  Arthur: C. Rummo Note Grouping  |  James Thurmond
    The Perfect Wrong Note  |  William Westney The Language of the Blues  |  Debra DeSalvo
    The Art of the Piano  |  David Dubal The Essence of Afro-Cuban Percussion and Drum Set  |  Ed Uribe
    Rhythm & Meter Patterns  |  Gary Chaffee The Rhythm Bible (Book & CD)  |  Dan Fox
    Encyclopedia of Reading Rhythms : Text and Workbook for All Instruments  | Gary Hess  The Art of Fugue  |  Joseph Kerman
    Bebop Jazz Piano  |  John Valerio Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music  |  Sandra P. Rosenblum
    >Modulations | Iara Lee Introduction to the Creation of Electroacousti Music  |  Samuel Pellman
    The Composition of the Organ  |  Ernest M. Skinner Organ-Stops and Their Artistic Registration  |  George Audsley
    Composing Music : A New Approach  |  Russo Transformations of harmony and consistencies of form in the six
    organ symphonies of Louis Vierne
    Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons Musical Composition
    Inside the Music With Your Own Two Hands Self-Discovery Through Music
    Four compact discs: Listeners Guide To Musical Understanding Arranging Music for the Real World  |  Classical and Commercial Aspects (Book & CD set) 
    The Cognition of Basic Musical Structures Experiments in Musical Intelligence
    Unintentional Music: Releasing Your Deepest Creativity Virtual Music : Computer Synthesis of Musical Style
    Techniques of the Contemporary Composer Basic Concepts of Arranging and Orchestrating Music
    From Score To Screen  |  Sequencers, Scores, And Second Thoughts : The New Film Scoring Process Music and Imagination  |  Charles orton
    New Directions in Music Style and Idea Selected Writings  |  Arnold Schoenberg
    Turning the Mind into an Ally Complete Handbook of Voice Training  |  Richard Alderson
    The Bert Konowitz vocal improvisation method Scat Singing Method  |  Scott Fredrickson
    The singer's jam session  |  Patty Coker Vocal improvisation  |  Patty Coker
     
     
     

    401 Titles:  Creative Process

     

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  • 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
  • Sonata Forms  |  by Charles Rosen
  • Classic Music: Expression, Form and Style  |  by Leonard G. Ratner
  • Elements of Sonata Theory: Norms, Types, and Deformations in the Late-Eighteenth-Century Sonata  |  by James Hepokoski
  • Encyclopedia of Rhythms: Instrumental Forms of Harmony : A Massive Collection of Rhythm Patterns   |  by Joseph Schillinger
  • Ear Training: Volume I Scale Forms through Six Basic Tetrachords  |  by Elvo S. D'Amante
  • Musical Form and Musical Performance  |  by Edward T. Cone
  • The Listening Experience: Elements, Forms, and Styles in Music  |  by James P. O'Brien
  • Anthology of Musical Forms  |  by Leon Stein
  • The Technique of Canon  |  by Hugo Norden
  • Creative Chord Shapes: Guitarist's Guide to Open-String Chord Forms
  • Da Capo Best Music Writing 2002: The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, & More  |  by Jonathan Lethem
  • Form and Content in Commercial Music  |  by Christopher P. Gordon
  • Form & content in instrumental music  |  by Gail De Stwolinski
  • Larger Forms Of Musical Composition   |  by Percy Goetschius
  • Sitar Technique in Nibaddha Forms  |  by Stephen M. Slawek
  • The forms of music  |  by Donald Francis Tovey
  • Changing Forms in Modern Music  |  by Karl Eschman
  • The structure of music;: An outline for students  |  by R. O Morris
  • Music of the Twentieth Century: Style & Structure  |  by Bryan R. Simms
  • All About Chords: A Comprehensive Approach to Understanding Contemporary Chordal Structures and Progressions  |  by Elvo D'Amante
  • Jazz Guitar Structures  |  by Andrew Green
  • The Cognition of Basic Musical Structures  |  by David Temperley
  • Ear Training, Capturing the Basic Chord Qualities: A Comprehensive Approach to the Systematic Study of Melodic and Harmonic Structures in Music  |  by Elvo S. D'Amante
  • The Structure of Atonal Music  |  by Allen Forte
  • The Structure of Music: A Listener's Guide : A Study of Music in Terms of Melody and Counterpoint  |  by Robert Erickson
  • The Piano Quartet and Quintet: Style, Structure, and Scoring  |  by Basil Smallman
  • Debussy's Iberia (Studies in Musical Genesis and Structure)  |  by Matthew Brown
  • Music of Yes: Structure and Vision in Progressive Rock  |  by Bill Martin
  • African Polyphony and Polyrhythm: Musical Structure and Methodology   |  by Simha Arom
  • Homophonic Forms Of Musical Compositions, An Exhaustive Treatise On The Structure. |  by Percy Goetschius
  • Webern and the Lyric Impulse: Songs and Fragments on Poems of George Trakl  |  by Anne C. Shreffler
  • The Analysis and Cognition of Basic Melodic Structures  |  by Eugene Narmour
  • Structure and Analysis of the Modern Improvised Line  |  by D. Zinn
  • Writing Jazz  |  by Nicholas Evans
  • The Rhythmic Structure of Music  |  by Grosvenor Cooper
  • Creating Melodies: A Songwriter's Guide to Understanding, Writing and Polishing Melodies  |  by Dick Weissman
  • Listening, Playing, Creating: Essays on the Power of Sound  |  by Carolyn B. Kenny
  • Song: A Guide to Art Song Style and Literature  |  by Carol Kimball
  • Harmonic foundation for jazz & popular music: The Amadiean creed, a unique method for creating chord voicings and harmonizing a melody : text and workbook for individual or class instruction  |  by Jimmy Amadie
  • Inside Classic Rock Tracks: Songwriting and Recording Secrets of 100+ Great Songs  |  by Rikky Rooksby
  • Musical Improv Comedy: Creating Songs in the Moment  |  by Michael Pollock
  • Composing Music: A New Approach  |  by William Russo
  • The Craft of Lyric Writing  |  by Sheila Davis
  • How to Write Songs on Guitar: A Guitar-Playing and Songwriting Course  |  by Rikky Rooksby
  • Songwriting for Dummies  |  by Jim Peterik
  • Songwriters on Songwriting  |  by Paul Zollo
  • Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course & Workbook  |  by Sheila Davis
  • Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting  |  by Jimmy Webb
  • Melody in Songwriting: Tools and Techniques for Writing Hit Songs (Berklee Guide)   |  by Jack Perricone
  • The Songwriters Idea Book: 40 Strategies to Excite Your Imagination, Help You Design Distinctive Songs, and Keep Your Creative Flow  |  by Sheila Davis
  • The Craft and Business of Songwriting (2nd Edition)  |  by John Braheny
  • The Songwriting Sourcebook: How to Turn Chords Into Great Songs  |  by Rikky Rooksby
  • The Frustrated Songwriter's Handbook: A Radical Guide to Cutting Loose, Overcoming Blocks, and Writing the Best Songs of Your Life  |  by Karl Coryat
  • 6 Steps to Songwriting Success: The Comprehensive Guide to Writing and Marketing Hit Songs  |  by Jason Blume
  • How to Write Songs on Keyboards: A Complete Course to Help You Write Better Songs  |  by Rikky Rooksby
  • Tori Amos: Piece by Piece  |  by Tori Amos
  • Writing Music For Hit Songs, Second Edition  |  by Jai Josefs
  • And Then I Wrote: The Songwriter Speaks
  • The Craft of Musical Composition: Book 2  |  by Paul Hindemith
  • The Songwriter's Workshop: Harmony  |  by Jimmy Kachulis
  • Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure: Tools and Techniques for Writing Better Lyrics   |  by Pat Pattison
  • 88 Songwriting Wrongs & How to Right Them: Concrete Ways to Improve Your Songwriting and Make Your Songs More Marketable  |  by Pete Luboff
  • Songwriting: Methods, Techniques And Clinical Applications For Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators And Students
  • Chord Progressions for Songwriters  |  by Richard J. Scott
  • Making music: The guide to writing, performing & recording  |  by George Martin
  • Off The Record: Songwriters on Songwriting
  • Inspiration for Songwriters: Tips and Tricks to Unlocking the Muse  |  by Stan Swanson
  • Melody: How to Write Great Tunes  |  by Rikky Rooksby
  • Inside Songwriting: Getting to the Heart of Creativity  |  by Jason Blume
  • The Musician's Guide to Reading and Writing Music  |  by Dave Stewart
  • Money Chords: A Songwriter's Sourcebook of Popular Chord Progressions   |  by Richard J. Scott
  • Roy Orbison: Invention Of An Alternative Rock Masculinity  |  by Peter Lehman
  • Confronting Silence  |  by Toru Takemitsu
  • Knowing The Score: Film Composers Talk About the Art, Craft, Blood, Sweat, and Tears of Writing for Cinema
  • Arranging Songs: How to Put the Parts Together  |  by Rikky Rooksby
  • Nashville Songwriting  |  by Jerry Cupit
  • Instant Songwriting With the Piano  |  by Charles Segal
  • Inside Songwriting: Getting to the Heart of Creativity  |  by Jason Blume
  • The Art of Writing Music: A Practical Book for Composers and Arrangers  |  by John Cacavas
  • 500 Songwriting Ideas  |  by Aschmann Lis
  • Inside the Music  |  by Dave Stewart
  • The Complete Singer-Songwriter: A Troubadour's Guide to Writing, Performing, Recording and Business  |  by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers
  • Lead Sheet Bible: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Lead Sheets and Chord Charts
  • The Songwriter's Handbook  |  by Tom T. Hall
  • The Composer's Handbook: A Do-It-Yourself Approach Combining "Tricks of the Trade" and Other Techniques
  • Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft  |  by Stephen Citron
  • Songwriting: And the Creative Process : Suggestions and Starting Points for Songwriters  |  by Steve Gillette
  • Counterpoint in Composition  |  Salzer
  • Creating Melodies: A Songwriter's Guide to Understanding, Writing and Polishing Melodies  |  by Dick Weissman
  • Songwriting Made Easy  |  by Russell Robinson
  • The Art of Writing Music: A Practical Book for Composers and Arrangers of Instrumental, Choral, and Electronic Music As Applied to Publication  |  by John Cacavas
  • The Secrets of Songwriting: Leading Songwriters Reveal How to Find Inspiration and Success  |  by Susan Tucker
  • The Songwriter's Hook Book  |  by Jon Batson
  • The Blues Lyric Formula  |  by Michael Taft
  • Musical Composition in the Twentieth Century  |  by Arnold Whittall
  • Secrets of Successful Songwriting  |  by Carl E., Jr. Bolte
  • Jingles: How to Write, Produce and Sell Commercial Music  |  by Al Stone
  • Everything You Wanted to Know about Songwriting  |  by Cliffie Stone
  • Music with Words: A Composer`s View  |  by Virgil Thomson
  • Melody and Harmony in Contemporary Songwriting  |  by Ricigliano
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Songwriting But Didn't Know Who to Ask  |  by Cliffie and Joan Carol Stone Stone
  • Musicians Guide To The Internet  |  by Gary Hustwit
  • Songwriting For Beginners  |  by Miriam Davidson
  • The art of songwriting  |  by Maury Deutsch
  • The Billboard Book of Songwriting  |  by Peter Pickow
  • Songwriting: A Structured Approach  |  by Robert Alan Berger
  • Master Class in Songwriting with Molly-Ann Leikin  |  by Molly-Ann Leikin
  • Songwriters Playground: Innovative Exercises in Creative Songwriting  |  by Barbara L. Jordan
  • The Symphony Writers since Beethoven  |  by Felix Weingartner
  • Composers at Work: The Craft of Musical Composition 1450-1600  |  by Jessie Ann Owens
  • Singer-Songwriters: Pop Music's Performer-Composers, from A to ZEvon (Billboard Hitmakers)  |  by Dave Dimartino
  • The Songwriter's Guide to Collaboration  |  by Walter Carter
  • Songwriting: From Ideas to Royalties  |  by Joe Keene
  • The Songwriter's Workshop
  • Write Songs from Scratch  |  by Christopher Norton
  • The link to modern music instruction: Piano, accompanying, songwriting, improvisation, elementary arranging, harmony, transposition, keyboard harmony  |  by Win Stormen
  • How To Play By Ear : A Guide to Chords and Progressions for Musicians, Songwriters and Composers  |  by Jack Hatfield
  • Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music   |  by Jonathan Harnum
  • Heart and Soul: Revealing the Craft of Songwriting Heart and Soul: Revealing the Craft of Songwriting  | by Chris Bradford
  • Songwriting Secrets of the Beatles  |  by Dominic Pedler
  • 101 songwriting and composing techniques  |  by Jack Wheaton
  • Basic techniques of songwriting country style  |  by Ramsey Kearney
  • How to write songs: The songwriting process  |  by Oscar Riddel
  • More Songwriting and Composing Techniques: Making Something Out of Nothing  |  by Peter L. Alexander
  • Essential Songwriting Everything You Need to Compose, Perform, and Sell Great Songs  |  by C.J. Watson
  • Jazz Composition and Arranging  |  by Boras
  • Intermediate Piano Chords & Arranging  |  by Alana LaGrange
  • Secrets of Songwriting  |  by Anna Reid
  • Songwriting for Beginners an Easy Beginning Method  |  by Miriam & Heartwood, Kiya Davidson
  • A course in professional songwriting  |  by Bill Springer
  • Modern Jazz Voicings: Arranging for Small and Medium Ensembles Modern Jazz Voicings: Arranging for Small and Medium Ensembles  |  by Ted Pease
  • Instrumental Arranging  |  by Gary C. White
  • Jazz Arranging  |  by Norman David
  • Arranging Songs: How to Put the Parts Together  |  by Rikky Rooksby
  • CD-ROM Manuscript Paper: A Variety of Staff Paper for All Your Composing and Arranging Needs
  • Arranging in the Digital World: Techniques for Arranging Popular Music Using Today's Electronic and Digital Instruments (Berklee Guide)  |  by Corey Allen
  • Get Creative with Cubase VST: Composing and Arranging with Cubase VST   |  by Keith Gemmell
  • Arranging for Open Guitar Tunings
  • The art of transcribing for the organ;: A complete text book for the organist in arranging choral and instrumental music  |   by Herbert F Ellingford
  • Jazz Arranging and Performance Practice  |  by Paul E. Rinzler
  • Basic Concepts of Arranging and Orchestrating Music  |  by Tom Bruner
  • Get Creative with Emagic Logic: Composing and Arranging with Emagic Logic  |   by Keith Gemmell
  • Musical Improv Comedy: Creating Songs in the Moment  |  by Michael Pollock
  • Song: The World's Best Songwriters on Creating the Music That Moves Us
  • Creating Special Effects for TV and Video, Third Edition (Media Manual Series)   |  by Bernard Wilke
  • Words with Music: Creating the Broadway Musical Libretto by Lehman Engel
  • Creating Music and Sound for Games  |  by G. W. Childs
  • Bass Lines in Minutes - An Easy Method for Creating Bass Lines  |  by Kris Berg
  • The art of improvisation: Creating real-time music through jazz improvisation  |  by Bob Taylor
  • Bass Encyclomedia: How to See the Whole Fretboard and Easily Play Its Many Chords, Scale and Arpeggio Fragments  |  by Mike Overly
  • Teach Yourself Lead Guitar (Professional Know-How for Creating Exciting Leads, Blues Scales, Fingerings, Riffs, Techniques, Soloing, Plus Tunes and Exercises to Work With.)  |  by Steve Tarshis
  • Creating Music: A New Approach to Piano Improvisation  |  by Elly Wilke
  • Introduction To Sightsinging and Ear Training  |  by Bruce Benward
  • The Cosmic Octave: Origin of Harmony, Planets, Tones, Colors, the Power of Inherent Vibrations  |  by Cousto
  • Studying Rhythm (3rd Edition)  |  by Anne C. Hall
  • The Elements of Music: Concepts and Applications, Vol. I  |  by Ralph Turek
  • Scales, Intervals, Keys, Triads, Rhythm, and Meter: A Programmed Course in Elementary Music Theory, With an Introduction to Partwriting  |  by John Clough
  • Sight-Read Any Rhythm Instantly
  • Conversations in Clave: The Ultimate Technical Study of Four-Way Independence in Afro-Cuban Rhythms  |  by Horacio Hernandez
  • Note Grouping
  • Rhythm Riffs: Over 200 Riffs in All Styles Hal Leonard Guitar Method  |  by Greg Koch
  • Ancient Traditions Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India  |  by Matthew C. Montfort
  • Brazilian Rhythms for Drumset (with CD)  |  by Duduka Da Fonseca
  • Guitar Basics: Essential Chords, Scales, Rhythms and Theory
  • Rhythm & Meter Patterns by Gary Chaffee
  • Melodic Rhythms for Guitar by William Leavitt
  • Rhythm Reading: Elementary Through Advanced Training by Daniel Kazez
  • Scales, Intervals, Keys, Triads, Rhythm, and Meter: A Self Instruction Program  |  by John L. Clough
  • Metal Rhythm Guitar Vol. 1  |  by Troy Stetina
  • Sightsinging Complete  |  by Bruce Benward
  • Music Language and Fundamentals  |  by Ronald Gretz
  • Complete Rhythm Guitar Guide for Blues Bands  |  by Larry McCabe
  • Black Rhythms of Peru: Reviving African Musical Heritage in the Black Pacific (Music Culture)  |  by Heidi Feldman
  • Egyptian Rhythm: The Heavenly Melodies  |  by Moustafa Gadalla
  • The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu  |  by Debra DeSalvo
  • Rhythm, Music, and the Brain (Studies on New Music Research)  |  by Michael Thaut
  • Rhythm & Pitch: An Integrated Approach to Sight Singing  |  by Stevenson
  • Unlocking the Groove: Rhythm, Meter, and Musical Design in Electronic Dance Music  |  by Mark J. Butler
  • Salsa: The Rhythm of Latin Music
  • Solfege, Ear Training, Rhythm, Dictation, and Music Theory: A Comprehensive Course  |  by Marta Arkossy Ghezzo
  • Maximum Alicia Keys: The Unauthorised Biography of Alicia Keys
  • Rhythms Volume Two : Music Sight Reading Exercises  |  by Bruce Arnold
  • Harmonic Rhythm: Analysis and Interpretation  |  by Joseph P. Swain
  • Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans  |  by John Broven
  • The Latin Beat: The Rhythms and Roots of Latin Music, from Bossa Nova to Salsa and Beyond  |  by Ed Morales
  • Essential Rhythm Guitar: Patterns, Progressions and Techniques for All Styles (Private Lessons) Essential Rhythm Guitar: Patterns, Progressions and Techniques for All Styles
  • Fretboard Logic SE: The Reasoning Behind the Guitar's Unique Tuning + Chords Scales and Arpeggios Complete  |  by Bill Edwards
  • Music Theory for Guitarists: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask  |  by Tom Kolb
  • Thesaurus Of Scales And Melodic Patterns (Text)  |  by Nicolas Slonimsky
  • Scales, Intervals, Keys, Triads, Rhythm, and Meter: A Self Instruction Program  |  by John L. Clough
  • Al Di Meola - A Guide To Chords, Scales and Arpeggios
  • Piano Essentials: Scales, Chords, Arpeggios, and Cadences for the Contemporary Pianist  |  by Ross Ramsay
  • Scale Patterns  |  by Don Latarski
  • Ear Training: Volume I Scale Forms through Six Basic Tetrachords (Ear Training) Ear Training: Volume I Scale Forms through Six Basic Tetrachords  |  by Elvo S. D'Amante
  • Melodic Minor: Revealed  |  by Don Mock
  • Melodic Rhythms for Guitar  |  by William Leavitt
  • Harmonization at the Piano  |  by Arthur Frackenpohl
  • Chord Tone Soloing: A Guitarist's Guide to Melodic Improvising in Any Style    |  by Barrett Tagliarino
  • Jazz Improvisation for Guitar: A Melodic Approach  |  by Garrison Fewell
  • Melodic Studies & Compositions for Guitar: A Reading Workout for Serious Musicians  |  by Fred Hamilton
  • The Melodic Bass Library  |  by Jimmy Haslip
  • Melodic Improvising For Guitar Developing Motivic Ideas Through Chord Changes   |  by Bruce Saunders
  • Bebop Licks for Guitar: A Dictionary of Melodic Ideas for Improvisation |  by Les Wise
  • Melodic Arpeggios For Lead Guitar  |  by Mark Galbo
  • Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony
  • The Chord Wheel: The Ultimate Tool for All Musicians  |  by Jim Fleser
  • Joe Satriani - Guitar Secrets
  • Modern Chord Progressions  |  by Ted Greene
  • The Elements of Music: Concepts and Applications, Vol. I  |  by Ralph Turek
  • Contemporary Chord Khancepts (Jazz Masters) Contemporary Chord Khancepts (Jazz Masters)  |  by Steve Khan
  • Practical Piano Skills  |  by Constance Starr
  • The Songwriting Sourcebook: How to Turn Chords Into Great Songs |  by Rikky Rooksby
  • Harmonization at the Piano  |  by Arthur Frackenpohl
  • Piano Chords & Progressions:: The Secret Backdoor to Exciting Piano Playing!  |  by Duane Shinn
  • Chord Chemistry  |  by Ted Greene
  • Chord Tone Soloing: A Guitarist's Guide to Melodic Improvising in Any Style  |  by Barrett Tagliarino
  • Chord Workbook for Guitar Volume One : Guitar chords and chord progressions for the guitar  |  by Bruce Arnold
  • The Three Chord Guitar Big Book
  • Jazz Piano Chords  |  by Misha Stefanuk
  • Chord Master: How to Choose and Play the Right Guitar Chords  |  by Rikky Rooksby
  • Voice Leading for Guitar: Moving Through the Changes  |  by John Thomas
  • Creative melodic techniques used in jazz improvisation  |  by Phil Rizzo
  • Harmony and Voice Leading (3rd Edition)  |  by Edward Aldwell
  • Melodic Lines for the Intermediate Guitarist: For Those Interested in Expanding Melodic Concepts
  • Melodic Improvising  |  by Andy Middleton
  • Jazz Piano - The Blues & Melodic Improvisation  |  by Herb Drury
  • Composing Interactive Music: Techniques and Ideas Using Max  |  by Todd Winkler
  • Pianists Guide to Blues, Jazz, and Melodic Improvisations  |  by Herb Drury
  • Style and Idea: Selected Writings  |  by Arnold Schoenberg
  • The Songwriters Idea Book: 40 Strategies to Excite Your Imagination, Help You Design Distinctive Songs, and Keep Your Creative Flow  |  by Sheila Davis
  • 500 Songwriting Ideas  |  by Aschmann Lis
  • Essential Jazz: The First 100 Years (with CD-ROM)  |  by Henry Martin
  • 1,000 Keyboard Ideas  |  by Ronald Herder
  • Making Music  |  by David Tutt
  • Composing Music with Computers  |  by Eduardo Miranda
  • Essential Computers: Composing Music on Your PC  |  by Robert Beattie
  • Pro Tools for Musicians and Songwriters  |  by Gina Fant-Saez
  • Get Creative with Emagic Logic: Composing and Arranging with Emagic Logic  |   by Keith Gemmell
  • Study of Orchestration, Third Edition  |  by Samuel Adler
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition  |  by Michael Miller
  • Workbook for the Study of Orchestration  |  by Samuel Adler
  • The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self  |  by William Westney
  • The Frustrated Songwriter's Handbook: A Radical Guide to Cutting Loose, Overcoming Blocks, and Writing the Best Songs of Your Life  |  by Karl Coryat
  • Sounds and Scores : A Practical Guide to Professional Orchestration  |  by Henry Mancini
  • Writing the Broadway Musical  |  by Aaron Frankel
  • The Songwriter's Workshop: Harmony  |  by Jimmy Kachulis
  • Compositional Process of J.S. Bach  |  by Robert L. Marshall
  • Simple Composition  |  by Charles Wuorinen
  • Microsound  |  by Curtis Roads
  • Techniques of the Contemporary Composer  |  by David Cope
  • Music Theory For Dummies  |  by Michael Pilhofer
  • Writing For The Orchestra: An Introduction To Orchestration  |  by Merton Shatzkin
  • Electronic Projects for Musicians  |  by Craig Anderton
  • Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice in Music   |  by Derek Bailey
  • Fundamentals of Musical Composition  |  by Arnold Schoenberg
  • Unlocking the Groove: Rhythm, Meter, and Musical Design in Electronic Dance Music  |  by Mark J. Butler
  • Sonata Forms  |  by Charles Rosen
  • From Score To Screen: Sequencers, Scores And Second ThoughtsThe New Film Scoring Process  |  by Sonny Kompanek
  • Musical Composition  |  by Reginald Smith Brindle
  • The Computer Music Tutorial  |  by Curtis Roads
  • Compositional Theory in the Eighteenth Century  |  by Joel Lester
  • Creative Music Composition: The Young Composer's Voice  |  by Margaret Lucy Wilkins
  • Audio Editing with Adobe Audition  |  by Richard Riley
  • Chord Progressions for Songwriters  |  by Richard J. Scott
  • Melody: How to Write Great Tunes  |  by Rikky Rooksby
  • Songwriting: Essential Guide to Rhyming: A Step-by-Step Guide to Better Rhyming and Lyrics  |  by Pat Pattison
  • The Finale Primer: Mastering the Art of Music Notation with Finale  |  by Bill Purse
  • Modal Music Composition: Expanded Edition  |  by Stephen M. Cormier
  • Composing for the Jazz Orchestra  |  by William Russo
  • The Guide to Midi Orchestration  |  by Paul Gilreath
  • Inside Songwriting: Getting to the Heart of Creativity  |  by Jason Blume
  • The Art of Writing Love Songs  |  by Pamela Oland
  • Sound Advice on Developing Your Home Studio  |  by Bill A. Gibson
  • Users' Guide to Logic Audio 5  |  by Stephen Bennett
  • Machine Models of Music  |  by Stephan Schwanauer
  • Rethinking Music
  • Writings on Music, 1965-2000  |  by Steve Reich
  • PC Music - The Easy Guide  |  by Robin Vincent
  • The Harmony of Bill Evans  |  by Jack Reilly
  • Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition (Harmonologia Series, No 6)  |  by Iannis Xenakis
  • The Art of Writing Music: A Practical Book for Composers and Arrangers  |  by John Cacavas
  • Serial Composition and Atonality: An Introduction to the Music of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern, Sixth edition, Revised  |  by George Perle
  • Sudden Music: Improvisation, Sound, Nature  |  by David Rothenberg
  • American Experimental Music, 1890-1940  |  by David Nicholls
  • Music & Song  |  by Tim Murphey
  • Types Of Music Form And Composition: 50 Ready-to-Use  |  by Audrey J. Adair
  • Advanced Techniques for Film Scoring (Book and CD)  |  by Earle Hagen
  • An Open Design for Computer-Aided Algorithmic Music Composition:  |   by Christopher Ariza
  • Tonal Pitch Space  |  by Fred Lerdahl
  • Composition in Retrospect  |  by John Cage
  • Counterpoint: Strict And Free  |  by Ebenezer Prout
  • Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft  |  by Stephen Citron
  • Serial Composition  |  by Reginald Smith Brindle
  • The Piano Quartet and Quintet: Style, Structure, and Scoring  |  by Basil Smallman
  • Electronic and Computer Music  |  by Peter Manning
  • Machine Musicianship  |  by Robert Rowe
  • Fugal Composition: A Guide to the Study of Bach's '48'  |  by Joseph Groocock
  • The Woman Composer: Creativity and the Gendered Politics of Musical Composition  |  by Jill Halstead
  • Form and Method: Composing Music  |  by Roger Reynolds
  • Songwriters: A Biographical Dictionary With Discographies  |  by Nigel Harrison
  • The Thematic Process in Music  |  by Rudolph Richard Reti
  • Anatomy of Melody: Exploring the Single Line of Song  |  by Alice Parker
  • Ruth Crawford Seeger: A Composer's Search for American Music  |  by Judith Tick
  • The Secrets of Songwriting: Leading Songwriters Reveal How to Find Inspiration and Success  |  by Susan Tucker
  • Twelve-Tone Tonality, Second edition  |  by George Perle
  • Musical Composition in the Twentieth Century  |  by Arnold Whittall
  • Concerto Conversations: With a 68-minute CD (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)  |  by Joseph Kerman
  • Meter as Rhythm  |  by Christopher Hasty
  • Electronic Music Composition for Beginners  |  by Robert T. Adams
  • Loops and Grooves: The Musician's Guide to Groove Machines and Loop Sequencers
  • What's MIDI?: Making Musical Instruments Work Together
  • Creative Music Making  |  by William L. Cahn
  • Reviving the Muse: Essays on Music After Modernism Reviving the Muse: Essays on Music After Modernism
  • Stolen Time: The History of Tempo Rubato   |  by Richard Hudson
  • How to Write a Melody  |  by Alexander Borisoff
  • Dialogues with Boulez Dialogues with Boulez  |  by Rocco Di Pietro
  • Techniques of Twentieth Century Composition: A Guide to the Materials of Modern Music  |  by Leon Dallin
  • The Twentieth-Century Composer Speaks  |  by Mari Nishimura
  • Choral Composition: A Handbook for Composers, Arrangers, Conductors, and Singers  |  by Robert Stephan Hines
  • Learning to Compose  |  by John Howard
  • Basic Atonal Theory  |  by John Rahn
  • Alban Berg  |  by Bryan R. Simms
  • Computer Composer's Toolbox  |  by Phil Winsor
  • The Practical Harmonist at the Harpsichord.)  |  by Francesco Gasparini
  • Interactive Music Systems: Machine Listening and Composing  |  by Robert Rowe
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