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  • Music Theory - Ukulele Chord Theory - Circle of Fifths

    Learn Piano With Rosa

    by Rosa Suen

    series Learn Piano With Rosa
    The Circle of 5ths is a fascinating music tool that incorporates many elements of music theory into a visual format. Just as a color wheel shows how colors blend together in harmony, the Circle of 5ths shows how the 12 unique tones work harmoniously in music.In this Music Theory book - Circle of 5ths, I show you 17 aspects of how to understand the Circle of 5ths and their applications to ukulele ... Read more

    $1.34 AUD

  • Composing Electronic Music

    A New Aesthetic

    by Curtis Roads

    Electronic music evokes new sensations, feelings, and thoughts in both composers and listeners. Opening the door to an unlimited universe of sound, it engages spatialization as an integral aspect of composition and focuses on sound transformation as a core structural strategy. In this new domain, pitch occurs as a flowing and ephemeral substance that can be bent, modulated, or dissolved into noise ... Read more

    $66.43 AUD

  • Thinking in Jazz

    The Infinite Art of Improvisation

    by Paul F. Berliner

    series Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
    A landmark in jazz studies, Thinking in Jazz reveals as never before how musicians, both individually and collectively, learn to improvise. Chronicling leading musicians from their first encounters with jazz to the development of a unique improvisatory voice, Paul Berliner documents the lifetime of preparation that lies behind the skilled improviser's every idea.The product of more than fifteen ... Read more

    $46.08 AUD

  • Music Production, 2020 Edition: The Advanced Guide On How to Produce for Music Producers

    by Tommy Swindali

    Take Your Music Productions To The Next Level & Make Timeless MusicWant to take your Music Productions to the next level?If you feel like you're always getting stuck in your music productions, or if you feel like you're not improving, then don't worry because you're not alone.According to Digital Music News just 1.4% of producers actually "make it" in producing music...which means almost 99% of ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Hallelujah Junction

    Composing an American Life

    by John Adams

    'Sometimes I liken the creative act to that of being a good gardener. The musical material itself, the harmonies, rhythms, the timbres and tempi, are seeds you have planted. Composing, bringing forth the final formal arrangement of these elements, is often a business of watching them grow, knowing when to nourish and water them and when to prune and weed.'A book unlike anything ever written by a ... Read more

    $17.92 AUD

  • Music Theory Through Improvisation

    A New Approach to Musicianship Training

    by Ed Sarath

    Designed for Music Theory courses, Music Theory Through Improvisation presents a unique approach to basic theory and musicianship training that examines the study of traditional theory through the art of improvisation. The book follows the same general progression of diatonic to non-diatonic harmony in conventional approaches, but integrates improvisation, composition, keyboard harmony, analysis, ... Read more

    $92.94 AUD

  • How to Write One Song

    by Jeff Tweedy

    A ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAROne of the century's most feted singer-songwriters, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, digs deep into his own creative process to share his unique perspective about song-writing and offers a warm, accessible guide to writing your first song, championing the importance of making creativity part of your everyday life and experiencing the hope, inspiration and joy that accompanies it. ... Read more

    $16.16 AUD

  • Synthesizer Cookbook: How to Use Filters

    Sound Design for Beginners, #2

    by Screech House

    series Sound Design for Beginners #2
    INSTANTLY UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE FILTERS AND FULLY MASTER YOUR SYNTHESIZER, EVEN IF YOU'RE A COMPLETE BEGINNERNEW: The ultimate 4-part series for sensational sound designLearning how to do synthesis (the fundamental part of sound design), can be quite overwhelming, especially when you're a beginner. That's why music producer, best-selling author and CEO Cep from Screech House transformed his best ... Read more

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  • On the Track

    A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring

    by Fred Karlin and 1 more

    On the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television. Covering all styles and genres, the authors, both noted film composers, cover everything from the nuts-and-bolts of timing, cuing, and recording through balancing the composer's aesthetic vision with the needs of the film itself. Unlike other books that are aimed at the person "dreaming" of a career, this is truly a ... Read more

    $133.97 AUD

  • Making Music For Those Who Would Like To Know How

    by Markospokus

    This book is designed for and dedicated to all those who would like to start making electronic music, but don't exactly know where or how to begin. It’s designed to give you the kick start you need in order to save the time you would otherwise be spending finding out information for yourself, possibly from many different, disparate and diverse sources. Intention here is to describe the processes ... Read more

    $4.10 AUD

  • Creating Sounds from Scratch

    A Practical Guide to Music Synthesis for Producers and Composers

    by Andrea Pejrolo and 1 more

    Creating Sounds from Scratch is a practical, in-depth resource on the most common forms of music synthesis. It includes historical context, an overview of concepts in sound and hearing, and practical training examples to help sound designers and electronic music producers effectively manipulate presets and create new sounds. The book covers the all of the main synthesis techniques including analog ... Read more

    $37.39 AUD

  • Principles of Orchestration, with Musical Examples Drawn from His Own Works

    by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov and 1 more

    Principles of Orchestration, with Musical Examples Drawn from His Own Works is a book by a famous Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, member of the group of composers known as The Five. The book presents a notable attempt to show all of the nuances of orchestration. The author describes everything one needs to know about arranging parts for a string or full orchestra. The book is concise, ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Middle School General Music

    The Best Part of Your Day

    by Elizabeth Ann McAnally

    Create a viable, meaningful program that will motivate your students and have them participating with enthusiasm with Middle School General Music: The Best Part of Your Day. A welcome guidebook for music teachers trying to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of middle school general music, it offers strategies and lessons that have been created in the real world of general music by a ... Read more

    $36.62 AUD

  • Lyrics (Songbook)

    Complete Lyrics for Over 1000 Songs from Broadway to Rock

    by Hal Leonard Corp.

    (Lyric Library). An unprecedented collection of popular lyrics that will appeal to all music fans! Includes songs from yesterday and today, from Broadway to Rock 'n' Roll. Highlights include: American Pie * Bennie and the Jets * Blueberry Hill * Brown Eyed Girl * Come What May * Don't Cry for Me Argentina * Dream Weaver * Fame * Free Bird * Fun, Fun, Fun * The Girl from Ipanema * Goodnight, Irene ... Read more

    $31.67 AUD

  • Musical Composition

    Craft and Art

    by Alan Belkin

    An invaluable introduction to the art and craft of musical composition from a distinguished teacher and composerThis essential introduction to the art and craft of musical composition is designed to familiarize beginning composers with principles and techniques applicable to a broad range of musical styles, from concert pieces to film scores and video game music. The first of its kind to utilize a ... Read more

    $34.64 AUD

  • A Geometry of Music

    Harmony and Counterpoint in the Extended Common Practice

    by Dmitri Tymoczko

    series Oxford Studies in Music Theory
    How is the Beatles' "Help!" similar to Stravinsky's "Dance of the Adolescents?" How does Radiohead's "Just" relate to the improvisations of Bill Evans? And how do Chopin's works exploit the non-Euclidean geometry of musical chords? In this groundbreaking work, author Dmitri Tymoczko describes a new framework for thinking about music that emphasizes the commonalities among styles from medieval ... Read more

    $73.25 AUD

  • Teaching Music Through Composition

    A Curriculum Using Technology

    by Barbara Freedman

    Teaching Music through Composition offers a practical, fully multimedia curriculum designed to teach basic musical concepts through the creative process of music composition. Author and award-winning music educator Barbara Freedman presents classroom-tested ways of teaching composition with technology as a tool with which students can create, edit, save, and reproduce music. As Freedman ... Read more

    $60.82 AUD

  • Instant Songwriting:Musical Improv from Dunce to Diva Part 3 (Distinguished Level)

    by Nancy Howland Walker

    Instant Songwriting is the ultimate how-to book for musical improvisers and an excellent resource for songwriters. With over two decades of musical improv experience, Nancy Howland Walker guides you with clear, logical and fun step-by-step exercises, from the very basics of putting a song together, to highly advanced song techniques.Whether you are new to the art form or experienced, your songs ... Read more

    $5.03 AUD

  • Piano Teacher's Guide to Creative Composition (Music Instruction)

    by Carol Klose

    (Educational Piano Library). This book is meant to assist teachers who wish to introduce their students to creative composition but have limited lesson time available and feel the need for some direction in starting and continuing the process successfully. The process involves devoting as little as five minutes of lesson time to composition, but at every lesson over a period of, for example, six ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Adventures in Arranging

    by Richard Niles

    Composer/Arranger/Producer Dr. Richard Niles has had musical adventures with some of the world’s most successful and acclaimed artists from Paul McCartney to Pat Metheny, James Brown to Randy Brecker, Tina Turner to Michael McDonald, Ray Charles to the Pet Shop Boys.“My professional life has been amazing because I understood that the only difference between a job and an adventure was attitude.”His ... Read more

    $32.78 AUD

  • Berimba Brasileiro - Método de Percussão

    Brazilian & Classical Inclusive Education – Educação Inclusiva Brasileira e Clássica

    by Jeronimo Santos Da Silva and 1 more

    TOQUE BIRIMBAU & APRENDA AS LÍNGUAS INGLESA e BRASILEIRA ― PLAY BERIMBAU & LEARN ENGLISH and BRAZILIAN IDIOMSMinha pesquisa aborda a história do Brasil, a cultura da Capuêra brasileira (Kaa-poera, Capoeira Capuera, Capoera) que é PATRIMÔNIO CULTURAL IMATERIAL DA HUMANIDADE (UNESCO 2014) e os estilos desportivos da Capoeira Angola & Regional; a música folclórica, clássica, MPB, rock... ... Read more

    $9.00 AUD

  • Counterpoint and How to Use It in Your Music

    by John Collins

    Counterpoint is an approach to musical composition based on the union of independent and interdependent melodies. Counterpoint and How to Use It in Your Music is a step-by-step course in counterpoint, and shows you how to apply it in your own music, whether you write contemporary pop songs or pieces for orchestral or traditional instruments.     "I love to learn from it. A mavelous master piece. I ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • How to Play Guitar Like A Rock Star

    by Cool Water

    This is a how to guide on how to play the guitar like a rock star. In this book you will learn: 1. Legends of Rock Stars 2. History of Rock and Roll bands from the 50's and 60's 3. The Golden Era 4. Types of Rock 5. How to Form a Rock Band 6. Playing Like a Rock Star You will also learn how to play several popular Rock and Roll songs with chord formation and so much more.... ... Read more

    $5.55 AUD

  • Choosing Notes

    by M.J. Murphy

    Are you a performer, teacher or student looking for new ways to approach sight-reading, chord construction or improvisation? Are you stuck in a musical rut? Do you have gaps in your understanding of music theory? Are you interested in exploring new ideas for writing charts, playing by ear, composing, songwriting? No matter what instrument or style of music you play, this book will help you get to ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD