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Re: A Book On Music Composition

At 6:04 PM -0500 5/1/02, Michael Clark wrote:

>For anyone who's interested, there is a neat e-book (free) on music
>composition at

This looks like a good overview, and it provides references to enough 
musical examples to keep one busy for a while.  I think this material 
would be most useful if one were to download it into a laptop, or to 
print it out, and then go to a good music library where both scores 
and recordings are available.

Although the author seems to be interested mostly in the classical 
repertoire, the principles he outlines can be applied to any sort of 
music. This on-line book is a bit terse, though. Many of his short 
sections could be expanded into whole chapters. For instance, his 
section on the coda is only 160 words!

Richard Zvonar, PhD
(818) 788-2202