Paperback: 536 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (December 15, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
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I have a whole shelf full of books on music theory, orchestration, computer music, synthesis, instrument performance, mixing, mastering, recording...etc, and this book is one of the very best I own. It's very comprehensive, covering from the basics all the way up to very advanced composition/arrangement ideas. It teaches you to be both technologically savvy and well trained in the traditional theory so you can be well-rounded and utilize any approach or tools you want.
No matter what level you're at, this book will aid you in composing with the latest music technology. This is an approachable book with understandable explanations.
book and cd arrived in a bubble wrapped envelope; thank you for the extra care!
Brent Edstrom's Musicianship In The Digital Age, for example, goes beyond simplicity to delve into what it takes to be a musician in the digital age - which involves computers, production savvy, and technical skills beyond playing an instrument. Computer-based music production is the focus here, with chapters addressing digital editing, sequencing, setting up a studio and using MIDI, and more. There is a section on musical concepts such as scales, chords and composition; but it's the focus on technological enhancements that makes for an invaluable guide.
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