An Introduction to Writing Music For Television: The Art & Technique of TV Music Writing With Contributions From Emmy® Award Winning Composers (How to write music)

Learn to compose music for TV with the best in the world

  • Do you have a home studio setup and want to get into the world of music composition?
  • Do you have a long-term goal to turn your musical creativity into income?
  • Would you like to know how to get started composing music for TV?

TV composer Michael Kruk has written and produced the music for many major documentary series which have been seen by millions of viewers worldwide.

Michael has produced scores for David Attenborough documentaries through to series for the BBC Natural History Unit. His music has been performed by a 75-piece orchestra, but he has also delivered entire soundtracks crafted solely in his home studio in New York. In An Introduction to Writing Music For Television he shares valuable insights into the process of writing music to picture.

In this book, Michael has teamed up with three of the busiest composers in the business (all Emmy® award winners). Each shares their story, experience and advice in an exclusive interview, and contributes to each topic covered in the book:

  • Michael Price (Sherlock, The Unforgotten)
  • Mac Quayle (Mr Robot, American Horror Story)
  • Walter Murphy (Family Guy, American Dad)

Learn to write music for TV

In Writing Music For Television, you’ll not only gain an insider’s view of how the music for a TV program is composed, you’ll be guided through the first steps of composing music to picture. You’ll learn…

  • The rarely discussed processes professional composers use
  • How to create seamless intros and outros
  • How to write “builds” and “reveals” without distracting the viewer
  • How to choose the right instrumentation to create a mood
  • How to use chord sequences and scales that immediately evoke a specific emotionHow to compose effective melodies and adapt them for different scenes

As well as being packed with insights and wisdom you won’t find elsewhere else, this book takes a practical approach to composing for TV, and each chapter contains dozens of musical examples you can learn from and apply. 

Learn to write music from an experienced composer whose work has gone from home studio to live orchestra, with numerous tips and tricks on orchestration!

A music to TV masterclass

  • Learn the do’s and don’ts of composing music to avoid common rookie errors
  • Master the musical tools that create an effective sense of movement in a scene
  • Get straightforward guidance on orchestration that really works and sounds realistic
  • Understand the range of various instruments and how they fit together
  • Learn how to use the most common production tools such as EQ, Compression and Reverb
  • Learn how to integrate real instrument samples with electronic textures

Bonus 1: All musical examples are beautifully notated, so you can easily learn and apply them

Bonus 2: Download FREE studio quality audio of every example, so you can hear exactly how it sounds

Buy it now and put your musical creativity to work. Learn how to create music to picture like the professionals.

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The Gift of Music (Expanded and Revised, 3rd Edition): Great Composers and Their Influence

One of the finest achievements of Western culture is its brilliant heritage of classical music. A Gift of Music looks at the lives of the greatest composers who have given us this heritage, and especially at how their music was shaped by their beliefs. The result is a remarkable and inspiring book, showing the importance of Christian faith for many composers, and the effect of this upon their music. But it also shows how the lack of faith has brought profound change in the meaning and form of contemporary music. Thus A Gift of Music seeks to open up a whole new world of music – to encourage listening to the finest compositions with new understanding and pleasure, and to stretch our ears and imaginations. It is a book which will be greatly appreciated by those who already love classical music, and by others who want to explore this delightful world for the first time.

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The Great American Songbook – The Composers: Music and Lyrics for Over 100 Standards from the Golden Age of American Song

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). From Berlin to Gershwin to Carmichael to Cahn, this folio features a comprehensive collection of standards from the greatest American composers, along with photos and bios of these masters of song. Includes beloved standards such as: Ain’t Misbehavin’ * All the Way * Blue Skies * Cheek to Cheek * Come Fly with Me * Don’t Get Around Much Anymore * A Fine Romance * Georgia on My Mind * Honeysuckle Rose * I’ve Got You Under My Skin * It Could Happen to You * Mona Lisa * Mood Indigo * Moon River * My Funny Valentine * Satin Doll * Stella by Starlight * Take the “A” Train * Time After Time * You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To * and dozens more.

Product Features

  • Softcover
  • 320 pages
  • Size: 12″ x 9″
  • Composer: Various
  • ISBN: 1423419545

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Beginner Classical Piano Music: Teach Yourself How to Play Famous Piano Pieces by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven & the Great Composers (Book, Streaming Videos & MP3 Audio)

This book and streaming video course is all that you will ever need for getting started playing the most famous and cherished piano classics by the great composers, like Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven!

Piano Professor, Damon Ferrante guides you through each piece with step-by-step piano lessons for beginners and 20 streaming video lessons.

This easy-to-follow method, used by thousands of piano students and teachers, is designed to be interactive, engaging and fun.

No music reading is required! Learn the great piano classics!

The lessons will greatly expand your repertoire of beloved piano classics and improve your piano technique, creativity, and understanding of music. Whether you are teaching yourself piano or learning with a music instructor, this book and streaming video course will take your piano playing to a whole new level!

Ask yourself this:

1. Have you always wanted to learn how to play famous classical piano pieces, but did not know where to start?

2. Did you start piano lessons once and give up because the lessons were too difficult?

3. Are you struggling to follow online piano lessons that seem to jump all over the place without any sense of direction or consistency?

4. Would you like to expand your musical understanding and learn how to play the piano through an affordable, step-by-step book and video course?

If your answer to any of the these questions is yes, then this beginner piano classics book and video course is definitely for you!

The following great pieces are covered in this book and streaming video course:

Beethoven’s Für Elise
J.S. Bach’s Prelude in C Major
Mozart’s Turkish Rondo
Pachelbel’s Canon
Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker
Liszt’s Hungarian Dance
Brahms’ Lullaby
Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
Strauss’s The Blue Danube Waltz
Grieg’s Hall of the Mountain King
Handel’s Hallelujah
Dvorák’s New World Symphony
Chopin’s Prelude
Bizet’s The Toreador Song
Verdi’s La donna è mobile
Schumann’s The Wild Horseman
Paganini’s Caprice Number 24
Beethoven’s Ode to Joy
Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake
Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann
Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice
Dvorák’s New World Symphony
Erik Satie’s Gymnopedie
Greensleeves
Rossini’s William Tell Overture (Theme from the Lone Ranger)
and many more classics!

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Classical Music: The 50 Greatest Composers and Their 1,000 Greatest Works

MAKE A SOUND INVESTMENT IN CLASSICAL MUSIC
Who are the ten most important classical composers? Who in the world was Palestrina? Why did Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” cause a riot? Which five of each important composer’s works should you buy? What is a concerto and how does it differ from a sonata?
Maybe you don’t know the answers to these questions; author Phil Goulding certainly didn’t. When Goulding first tried to learn about classical music, he found himself buried in an avalanche of technical terms and complicated jargon–so he decided to write the book he couldn’t find.
The result is a complete classical music education in one volume. Comprehensive, discriminating, and delightfully irreverent, Classical Music provides such essential information as:
* Rankings of the top 50 composers (Bach is #1. Borodin is #50)
* A detailed and anecdotal look at each composer’s life and work
* The five primary works of each composer and specific recommended CDs for each.
* Further great works of each composer–if you really like him
* Concise explanations of musical terminology, forms, and periods
* A guide to the parts and history of the symphony orchestra
“This book uses every conceivable gimmick to immerse readers in the richness of classical music: lists, rankings, sidebars devoted to lively anecdotes, and catchy leads.”
–The Washington Post
“One terrific music appreciation book…The information is surprisingly detailed but concisely presented. Goulding’s writing style is breezy yet mature….[He] has raised music appreciation from a racket to a service.”
–The Arizona Daily StarThis is a fun, approachable guide to classical music that uses a light touch, fun facts and humorous anecdotes to help the neophyte make sense of classical music and its origins.

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  • Author: Goulding, Phil G.
  • Book Type: NF
  • Dewey Classification: 781.1/7
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Language: ENGLISH

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Easy Classical Violin Solos: Featuring music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and other composers.

This collection features a selection of classical pieces by the world’s most renowned composers: Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Johannes Pachelbel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner, Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Giuseppe Verdi, Edvard Grieg and Edward Elgar.

For the beginnner and intermediate classical violin player.

Includes:
1812 Overture
A Little Night Music
The Blue Danube
Bourre from Lute Suite BWV 996
Bridal Chorus
Canon in D
La Donna é Mobile
Dance of the Flowers
Für Elise
Greensleeves
In the Hall of the Mountain King
Jesu, Joy of Man Desiring
Land of Hope and Glory
Lullaby
Minuet in G
Ode to Joy
Spring – Four Seasons

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Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!

Eye-catching illustrations, engaging text and delightful musical selections on the accompanying 70-minute CD lead children ages 8 to 12 (and parents, too!) on an exciting and educational tour through the instruments and music of the orchestra. Illustrated in exquisite and colorful detail with over 100 original drawings and photographs, this package is a fun and exciting musical journey for children.

The engaging text is broken into three sections: an introduction to each instrument of the orchestra from the cello to the timpani, the stories of famous composers from Bach to Stravinsky and an explanation of different musical styles from Baroque to Modern. Each step of the way, children can listen to actual musical examples of what they are learning about. Young readers will hear the sound of an actual violin as they study the instrument and enjoy the playful tune of a Mozart minuet as they read about the composer’s precocious exploits as a child.

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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