The Contemporary Composer(pdf)


This book is designed to improve the skills of composers by presenting a wide variety of compositional tools in styles ranging from Classical to Jazz, Folk, Rock, and Pop. By studying the recordings and scores of composers throughout history readers will gain a musical awareness that will strengthen their own compositional process. Particular attention is paid to the “building blocks of a composition;” the musical elements such as melody, harmony, and rhythm that are at the core of the creative process. 

Composition Textbook Master Document Website 2019 Sneak Peek

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