On the Track by Fred Karlin; Rayburn Wright; John Williams (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2004-01-08
On the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television. Covering all styles and genres, the authors, both noted film composers, cover everything from the nuts-and-bolts of timing, cuing, and recording through balancing the composer's aesthetic vision with the needs of the film itself. Unlike other books that are aimed at the person "dreaming" of a career, this is truly a guide that can be used by everyone from students to technically sophisticated professionals. It contains overnbsp;100 interviews with noted composers, illustrating the many technical points made through the text.
Composition/Scoring Guide Books
Composing Music for Film by Jack Smalley
Call Number: MT40 .S8 2005
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
The elements. The underscore ; Elements of music ; A peek at the past ; The rules of music ; Seven basic plots -- Composing the cue. Spotting the film ; Getting organized ; Constructing a theme ; Harmony ; Functional harmony ; Voicing : planing ; Modal harmony -- Writing a cue. Laying out a cue ; Blocking out the themes ; Adding the counter subject ; Finishing the cue -- Consonance and dissonance. Consonant scales ; Altered scales -- The 20th century. Bi-tonality ; Serial composition ; Minimalism.