Composing Digital Music For Dummies - Vines, Russell Dean

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Pump up your tunes with beats, lyrics, and harmonies This book and a computer -- all you need to start composing your own digital music Want to write your own digital music? This friendly guide explains the basics of composing great tunes with the hottest digital tools. You'll see how to work with the latest hardware and software, build your first tune and saveit in different formats, and add instruments to your score. With the included templates, you'll be making music in no time! Discover how to: * Write and arrange digital music * Determine what -- if any -- equipment you need * Compose…mehr

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Pump up your tunes with beats, lyrics, and harmonies This book and a computer -- all you need to start composing your own digital music Want to write your own digital music? This friendly guide explains the basics of composing great tunes with the hottest digital tools. You'll see how to work with the latest hardware and software, build your first tune and saveit in different formats, and add instruments to your score. With the included templates, you'll be making music in no time! Discover how to: * Write and arrange digital music * Determine what -- if any -- equipment you need * Compose your ownringtones and MP3s * Compose with the MIDI controller * Publish your creations on the Internet
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  • Verlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Seitenzahl: 358
  • 2008
  • Ausstattung/Bilder: Illustrations
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 189mm x 21mm
  • Gewicht: 684g
  • ISBN-13: 9780470170953
  • ISBN-10: 0470170956
  • Best.Nr.: 23142944
Autorenporträt
Russell Dean Vines has over 30 years of professional music experience. Hehas composed and arranged hundreds of jazz and contemporary music pieces heard on TV, radio, and the stage.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction

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

Index