Music Theory For Computer Musicians: Softcover with CD by Michael HewittMusic Theory For Computer Musicians: Softcover with CD by Michael Hewitt

Music Theory For Computer Musicians: Softcover with CD

byMichael Hewitt

Paperback | April 2, 2008

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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!
Dr. Michael Hewitt was born in South Wales in the United Kingdom. He earned his bachelor of music degree at London University and a master's degree and doctorate at the University of Bangor, where he specialized in musical composition. He is a classically trained musician, a composer, a lecturer, and an author on musical subjects. Work...
Title:Music Theory For Computer Musicians: Softcover with CDFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.9 × 7.4 × 1 inPublished:April 2, 2008Publisher:Course Technology PTRLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1598635034

ISBN - 13:9781598635034

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Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1: Musical SoundChapter 2: The NotesChapter 3: The Major ScaleChapter 4: Rhythm, Tempo and Note LengthsChapter 5: Score EditingChapter 6: IntervalsChapter 7: MeterChapter 8: ChordsChapter 9: The Natural Minor ScaleChapter 10: Melody and MotivesChapter 11: The Harmonic and Melodic Minor ScalesChapter 12: Augmented and Diminished Intervals and Interval InversionsChapter 13: Chordal Inversions, Octave Doubling, and SpacingChapter 14: Additive RhythmsChapter 15: Expanding Your Knowledge of KeysChapter 16: the Pentatonic ScaleChapter 17: Major, Minor, Augmented, and Diminished TriadsChapter 18: Chord Progressions and Root MovementChapter 19: The Cycle of FifthsChapter 20: The Seven Diatonic ModesChapter 21: Chords of the SeventhChapter 22: Exotic ScalesChapter 23: Complex HarmonyChapter 24: ArpeggiationChapter 25: IntonationChapter 26: ConclusionAppendix A: ScalesAppendix B: Audio CD and Accompanying Text Sidebars