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Creative Music Composition: The Young Composer's Voice

Written by: Margaret Lucy Wilkins

Published by: CRC Press, 2006

"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 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.

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