Music Theory For Computer Musicians

Author: Michael Hewitt
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: 9781598635034
Size: 69.63 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Many DJs, gigging musicians, and electronic music producers understand how to play their instruments or make music on the computer, but they lack the basic knowledge of music theory needed to take their music-making to the next level and compose truly professional tracks. Beneath all the enormously different styles of modern electronic music lie certain fundamentals of the musical language that are exactly the same no matter what kind of music you write. It is very important to acquire an understanding of these fundamentals if you are to develop as a musician and music producer. Put simply, you need to know what you are doing with regard to the music that you are writing. Music Theory for Computer Musicians explains these music theory fundamentals in the most simple and accessible way possible. Concepts are taught using the MIDI keyboard environment and today's computer composing and recording software. By reading this book and following the exercises contained within it, you, the aspiring music producer/computer musician, will find yourself making great progress toward understanding and using these fundamentals of the music language. The result will be a great improvement in your ability to write and produce your own original music!

Music Theory For Computer Musicians

Author: Rusty Cutchin
ISBN: 9781783614134
Size: 75.82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Having an understanding of the fundamentals of traditional music theory will help you take your computer music to higher levels, and work with others. This accessible new guide equips you with the basics in a clear, easy-to-understand way, covering everything from the notes and notation, scales, rhythm and tempo, intervals, meter and chords.

Harmony For Computer Musicians

Author: Michael Hewitt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435456734
Size: 72.76 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 1940
Home music producers now have access to a wide variety of software synthesizers, samplers, and FX devices on their computers -- devices that had previously been available only in expensive hardware forms. Although computer musicians often show a high degr

Musical Scales And Arpeggios In All Keys For Easy Piano

Author: Michael Hewitt
ISBN: 9780957547070
Size: 17.84 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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If you are learning to play the piano or keyboard you will greatly benefit from the regular practice of musical scales and arpeggios. Intended for beginners, this practice will help to instill in you the principles of good playing technique, as well as helping to establish a good knowledge of the Western key system. Learning to play scales and arpeggios within all of the different keys that are available to you will also help to familiarize you with all of the individual keys and the ranges of notes they employ. If you compose, improvise or produce your own music, this is vital knowledge that will provide a good foundation for the composer's art of harmony. This manual includes: major scales in all twelve keys, harmonic minor scales in all twelve keys, melodic minor scales in all twelve keys, the chromatic scale, arpeggios in all twelve major and minor keys and an extensive theory section explaining musical scales and the key system.

Teaching Music Through Composition

Author: Barbara Freedman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199840628
Size: 29.26 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is a full multimedia curriculum that contains over 60 Lesson Plans in 29 Units of Study, Student Assignments Sheets, Worksheets, Handouts, Audio and MIDI files to teach a wide array of musical topics, including: general/basic music theory, music appreciation and analysis, keyboarding, composing/arranging, even ear-training (aural theory) using technology.

Musical Scales Of The World

Author: Michael John Hewitt, Dr
ISBN: 9780957547001
Size: 51.98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is a must for musicians, composers and music producers who want to explore the fascinating variety of musical scales that are now used in world music. Included are hundreds of scales from around the world such as: major and minor scales of Western music, diatonic modes, pentatonic scales, scales used in jazz and bebop, artificial and synthetic scales, scales of Greek folk music, pentatonic scales of Japanese and Chinese music, Ethiopian kinit, African kora scales, scales of Indonesian gamelan music, equal tone scales of Thailand and Burma, musical scales of classical Indian music and more. Each scale is presented in multiple formats including guitar tab, keyboard, note names, staff and where appropriate, details of fine tuning. A transposition pattern is also given for each scale, which enables the musician to practise and play the scale in any key required. An explanation of each scale, together with a description of its characteristics is also provided."

Composition For Computer Musicians

Author: Michael Hewitt
Publisher: Nelson Education
ISBN: 1598639269
Size: 65.47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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You might be extremely knowledgeable about the software that you use, have a good understanding of your own genre, and even have a good basic understanding of music theory. However, this does not necessarily mean that you can write effective music tracks. You need another kind of knowledge as well - the knowledge of composition. This friendly guide explains the basics of composing songs and music on the computer using any music using any music creation and recording program, whether you choose Reason, Live, Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Finale, Sibelius, FL Studio, SONAR, or anything else. It's not as hard as it sounds, and this book eases the learning curve so you'll be making music in no time. You'll quickly learn how to program rhythm and drums, create basslines and melodic leads, and use FX and samples. You'll also learn about mixing and mastering your track and distributing it to a mass audience. Composition for Computer Musicians explains it all while showing you the basics of music theory throughout so you'll be sure you're not just making noise on the computer - you're using your computer to make professional-sounding music.

Music Theory For Electronic Producers

Author: Andrew Krause
Publisher: Bookbaby
ISBN: 9781543943399
Size: 50.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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In a time period when composition happens on the computer, Music Theory is more important than ever. A computer is like the most sophisticated orchestra on the planet. Music Theory helps us to compose music for this "orchestra", in a systematic and purposeful way. Theory allows us to better understand our influences, and our own music. This method covers the basic Music Theory needed by current electronic music producers. Contrasting with classical music theory approaches, this book is aimed to focus on the basics used in popular music. Topics covered include: basic drum groove programming, chord progressions, scales, melody writing, arranging, transposing and modes. The digital component of the book consists of activities to be completed in the DAW (digital audio workstation) of your choice. Activities reinforce topics covered by the book, in genres of popular electronic music (from house, to trap, to hip hop, etc). After completing the method, students will be able to compose music, without needing MIDI packs or samples. Students will also better understand how to use these MIDI packs, samples, and other tools, in conjunction with their modern compositions.

Microtonality In Ancient Greek Music

Author: Dr Michael Hewitt
Publisher: Note Tree
ISBN: 9780957547018
Size: 41.57 MB
Format: PDF
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This book represents a study of the fascinating subject of the musical scales and modes of ancient Greek music. Although it is well known that the West inherited it's musical scales from ancient Greece via the church, less well known perhaps, is the fact that ancient Greek musicians enjoyed the use of a much wider spectrum of scales and modes, many of which used microtones. Included is a study of these scales and modes, together with the information required for those musicians and composers who may wish to try these scales out in their own music productions. Utilizing the fine tuning capabilities of modern music software, this represents an intriguing and ever-growing area of musical research and development which should interest every open-minded musician.