Cengage Course Tech. Book: Composition for Computer Musicians (First Edition)

Cengage Course Tech. Book: Composition for Computer Musicians (First Edition)

Cengage Course Tech. Book: Composition for Computer Musicians (First Edition)

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Composition for Computer Musicians from Cengage Learning, by Michael Hewitt is a guide that explains the basics of composing songs and music on the computer using any music creation and recoding program. It teaches you how to program rhythm and drums, create basslines and melodic leads, and use FX and samples. You'll also learn about mixing and mastering your track and distributing it to a mass audience. Composition for Computer Musicians explains it all while showing you the basics of music theory throughout.

About the Author:
Dr. Michael Hewitt was born in South Wales in the United Kingdom. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree at London University and a master's degree and doctorate at the University of Bangor, where he specialized in musical composition. He is a classically trained musician, a composer, a lecturer, and an author on musical subjects. He writes classical scores as well as soundtracks for various television productions, both at home and abroad. He is currently working as a music technology tutor at Coleg Harlech, in North Wales.


  • Chapter 1: Musical Sound
  • Chapter 2: The Notes
  • Chapter 3: The Major Scale
  • Chapter 4: Rhythm, Tempo and Note Lengths
  • Chapter 5: Score Editing
  • Chapter 6: Intervals
  • Chapter 7: Meter
  • Chapter 8: Chords
  • Chapter 9: The Natural Minor Scale
  • Chapter 10: Melody and Motives
  • Chapter 11: The Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales
  • Chapter 12: Augmented and Diminished Intervals and Interval Inversions
  • Chapter 13: Chordal Inversions, Octave Doubling, and Spacing
  • Chapter 14: Additive Rhythms
  • Chapter 15: Expanding Your Knowledge of Keys
  • Chapter 16: The Pentatonic Scale
  • Chapter 17: Major, Minor, Augmented and Diminished Triads
  • Chapter 18: Chord Progressions and Root Movement
  • Chapter 19: The Cycle of Fifths
  • Chapter 20: The Seven Diatonic Modes
  • Chapter 21: Chords of the Seventh
  • Chapter 22: Exotic Scales
  • Chapter 23: Complex Harmony
  • Chapter 24: Arpeggiation
  • Chapter 25: Intonation
  • Chapter 26: Conclusion

Appendix A: Scales
Appendix B: Audio CD and Accompanying Text Sidebars

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Cengage Course Tech. 978-1-59863-861-5 specs

Subject Home & Studio Recording
Author Michael Hewitt
Edition 1st
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 220
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number ISBN-13: 978-1598638615
Publisher Cengage Learning
Date Published March 2009
Dimensions 9.0 x 7.3 x 0.8" / 22.9 x 18.5 x 2.0 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 7.2 x 0.9"

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