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The Pop Composer's Handbook

A Step-by-step Guide to the Composition of Melody, Harmony, Rhythm and Structure

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Table of Contents

Rhythm: - Key features of rhythm in popular music - Style, metre and tempo - Building on a one-bar pattern - Using technology - . - Melody: - Pop melody - Extending melody - Advanced melody writing - . - Harmony: - Melody and harmony - Why does pop harmony sound different from classical harmony? - Chord progressions - Dissonance - . - Structure: - Harmony and structure - Standard structures - 32-bar song form - Verse and chorus - Highlighting the chorus - . - Instruments: - The instrument of popular music - . - Production: - Microphones - Making the recording - Post production - Scoring parts - . - Riffs: - Adding a new section - Study project: Tubular Bells - . - Songs: - George Gershwin - Burt Bacharach - John Lennon and Paul McCartney - Stevie Wonder - Bob Marley - Michael Jackson - Elton John - . - Islands and Continents: - Reggae - Salsa - Bhangra - Celtic popular music - . - Club and Urban: - The techniques of club music - Sampling - Recording your own samples - Planning the composition - Projects - . - Performing Projects for the Class: - Samba - Steel band - Tala - Riff ensemble - . - Frameworks for Listening: - Keeping a listening log - Focused listening - Listening worksheets - Comparisons - Differentiating worksheets - . - Designing Worksheets - . - Schemes of Work: - 32-bar song - The instruments of popular music - Songs with a message - Cut and paste - Rhythm - The voice - . - The Computer in the Classroom: - Listening - Performing - Composing
Release date Australia
September 1st, 2006
Contributor
Translated by Bruce Cole
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Schott Music Ltd
Pages
160
ISBN-13
9781902455600
Product ID
1809616

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