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Composing Digital Music For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-06835-9
384 pages
May 2011
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Part l: So You Want to Compose Digital Music.

Chapter 1: Introducing Digital Music.

Chapter 2: The Digital Music Revolution.

Chapter 3: Music Notation Basics.

Part II: Gearing Up.

Chapter 4: Digital Composing Hardware.

Chapter 5: Getting Cool Gear.

Chapter 6: The World of Music Software.

Part III: The Basics: Building Your First Tune.

Chapter 7: Instant Music: Using the Templates.

Chapter 8: To Live and Burn in L.A.: Output 101.

Chapter 9: Sharing the Love: Internet Publishing.

Part IV: Getting Fancy: Building Your Tune from Scratch.

Chapter 10: What’s the Score? Creating Your Score Paper.

Chapter 11: No-Frills Notes: Basic Note Entry.

Chapter 12: Composing with Your Instrument.

Chapter 13: Keep the Beat: Adding the Drum Part.

Part V: Beyond the Basics: Advanced Composing Tips and Tricks.

Chapter 14: Spice Is Nice: Marking Up Your Score.

Chapter 15: You’re a Real Composer Now.

Chapter 16: Fine-Tuning the Mix: Playback Options.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Digital Music Terms You Should Know.

Chapter 18: Ten (Or So) Composers You Should Know.

Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Sibelius Tips and Tricks.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Common Instrument Ranges.

Appendix B: About the CD.


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