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Creating Music


Creating Music : a composition guide for students / Richard Gill.

  • 124 p. : ill., music ; 30 cm.
  • Published by Devirra Publications — 2017 [9780646977041]
  • Sales Availability: We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 30 Jul 2024.
  • Library Availability: 781.3/9 — Reference (not for loan) copy only

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Australian educator, Richard Gill was one of the country's most respected musical figures. This textbook is a culmination of a lifetime's involvement in music education. This practical, systematic guide to musical composition is a welcomed resource to teachers and students alike.

ISBN: 9780646977041

Contents note: Monophonic music (single line) -- Monophonic metrical music -- 13th century instrumental dance music -- Early polyphony (part writing) -- Elementary improvisation -- Ideas from Bartok and Schoenberg -- Toward harmony -- Ideas from Bach -- Chords in minor keys -- Chord formations on falling bass lines -- Ideas from Chopin -- Popular style -- Bartok and modes -- Ideas from Debussy -- Form -- ISMs -- Chorale style.

Composer Matthew Hindson reviews renowned Australian conductor and music educator Richard Gill's new composition guide:

“…At its heart, Creating Music is a resource of music and musical ideas. It will work best as a guidebook for knowledgeable and experienced teachers, aimed at students of Year 7-10 level, or with talented and interested students even younger than this. It presumes a good level of music notation experience: a previous strong history of AMEB theory and musicianship training on the part of the students would certainly be advantageous… this is a valuable contribution to the tiny set of written resources available for composition teaching. As a tertiary educator, I certainly do hope that this publication is taken up in schools. A solid foundation in compositional and creative craft will be very helpful for all students going on to further study…”

Read the entire review by Dr. Matthew Hindson AM in Limelight magazine.

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