An Introduction to Composing

An Introduction to Composing

Streaming Video - 2010
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How do musicians find the inspiration to create? Do most songwriters come up with lyrics first, or music? What does it mean to be a composer in today's high-tech world? This program addresses questions young people may have about embarking on a career in music or musical composition. Focusing on current styles like rock, techno, and hip-hop, the video includes interviews with a classically trained composer as well as artists in other genres. Subjects include pitch, tempo, notation, lyric sheets, theme and variation, melody, harmony, texture, song structure, the use of computers, collaboration, and working as a solo artist.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (26 min.) :,sd., col., digital file +,instructional materials (online)


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