For young composers (& their teachers)

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For young composers (& their teachers)

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Easy to read and attractively laid out, ‘for young composers (and their teachers)’ invites students to create their own compositions from the outset as well as giving reassuring reference for the hesitant teacher.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Intended for beginners and above, the book provides support for GCSE Music, ABRSM theory and the composition element of Trinity Guildhall practical examinations.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”88″ img_size=”278×255″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Each chapter has a similar format in which detailed instruction is accompanied by ‘Try it out’ exercises to encourage students to experiment with the subject matter just covered. Students can mostly work on their own but ‘Points to ponder’ sections give supporting information for teachers. The main contents are summarised at the end of each chapter.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”89″ img_size=”267×135″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The book explores what music is and how it can copy sounds from nature, such as birdsong and thunder, as well as those made by man – a car chase, for example. This leads to writing descriptive and incidental music for films and other dramatic interludes.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”90″ img_size=”238×112″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]By stages rhythm, melody and dynamics is covered. Harmony is introduced by working on a simple bass line which expands into a twelve bar blues. This leads to chords, devising an accompaniment and the conclusion of the book is an elementary explanation of form.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”91″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]It is not necessary to be musically literate nor a pianist to write your own music! Composition does not demand it and an early chapter suggests ways to write music down without using notation, although students need basic music literacy to use the book unaided. Players of single note instruments such as the flute, trumpet and early violin are encouraged to join forces with their friends to share the notes of chords between them.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

A bright, fresh approach to music’s sonic kaleidoscope!

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