Music Theory for Computer Musicians (Paperback)
|Author: Michael Hewitt|
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|Many modern day musicians understand how to play their instruments or make music on the computer, but lack the basic knowledge of music theory necessary to take their music theory to the next level. Music Theory for Computer Musicians teaches DJs, gigging musicians, and electronic music producers the music theory concepts they need to become complete musicians. Concepts are taught using the MIDI keyboard environment and todays computer composing and recording software, such as Pro Tools, Reason, and Ableton Live. Based on a college course created by the author, the book provides a user-friendly explanation of music theory for those with no prior knowledge, with examples and plenty of illustrations. The companion CD includes audio examples to help illustrate the concepts learned.|
From the Publisher:
Many DJs, gigging musicians, and electronic music producers understand how to play their instruments or make music on the computer, but they lack the basic knowledge of music theory needed to take their music-making to the next level and compose truly professional tracks. Beneath all the enormously different styles of modern electronic music lie certain fundamentals of the musical language that are exactly the same no matter what kind of music you write. It is very important to acquire an understanding of these fundamentals if you are to develop as a musician and music producer. Put simply, you need to know what you are doing with regard to the music that you are writing. Music Theory for Computer Musicians explains these music theory fundamentals in the most simple and accessible way possible. Concepts are taught using the MIDI keyboard environment and today?s computer composing and recording software. By reading this book and following the exercises contained within it, you, the aspiring music producer/computer musician, will find yourself making great progress toward understanding and using these fundamentals of the music language. The result will be a great improvement in your ability to write and produce your own original music!