In this lesson, our instructor Laura Ryan introduces the diverse percussion instruments, what their musical nature is like, and how to write with them. The percussion instruments covered include: timpani, glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, drums, piano, and more.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
This book is a step-by-step guide to writing music. It includes instruction on composing stand-alone melodies, using different scales and modes, themes and variations, orchestration, and composing for film, theater, and videogames. It is the perfect complement to The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Theory and includes a comprehensive glossary of musical terms, as well as an appendix of various computer-based composition tools