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Creative Music Composition: The Young Composers Voice: The Young Composers Voice Margaret Lucy Wilkins

Creative Music Composition: The Young Composers Voice: The Young Composers Voice

Margaret Lucy Wilkins

Published May 7th 2007
ISBN : 9781135485719
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240 pages
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Creative Music Composition is designed to be an introductory textbook for music students. Creative composition-composing in your own style, rather than in the style of a composer of the past-is embraced by music educators not only for compositionMoreCreative Music Composition is designed to be an introductory textbook for music students. Creative composition-composing in your own style, rather than in the style of a composer of the past-is embraced by music educators not only for composition students, but for beginning performers and music educators, and is often offered to all music students and non-music majors who wish to enhance their musical creativity.With 25 years of experience teaching fledgling composers, the author tackles the key ingredients that make for successful composition, including: stimulus to the musical imagination- discussion of a variety of current musical languages- analysis of many examples from contemporary scores- technical exercises- suggestions as to how to start a composition- structures- and examinations of works from particular genres. Wilkins covers several musical languages, from folk and popular to serialism- analyses various rhythmic forms- suggests approaches for composing for a variety of instruments, from traditional to electronic ones, as well as for the human voice- addresses the nuts and bolts of score preparation- and offers career advice.For all composition students-and for music students in general-Creative Music Composition offers a clear and concise introduction that will enable them to reach their personal goals.