HEARING AND WRITING MUSIC
 
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING for TODAY'S MUSICIAN
 
By Ron Gorow
 
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CONTENTS

I. YOU AND MUSIC

1. YOU AND MUSIC: What may be accomplished with this book. Your personal training.
Creativity and Productivity. Developing Your Craft.
Working in the music business.

2. DEVELOPING YOUR EAR: Your perception. Tools to develop your ear for music.
Increasing your awareness while listening.

3. FROM SOUND TO MUSIC: The nature of sound as the medium of music. How nature
has provided our resources for music. How music evolved and redefined itself through
history. The elements of music as raw material for today’s music.

II. YOUR PERCEPTION

4. THE MATERIAL OF MUSIC: Various aspects of intervals. Tools to help you identify intervals.

5. HEARING INTERVALS: Extensive discussion and exercises to help you distinguish each
interval and develop instant recognition.

6. HEARING PHRASES: How intervals are combined to create phrases. Tools and exercises
to sharpen your perception.

III. MUSIC TRANSCRIPTION

7. TRANSCRIBING MUSIC: Preparation to develop this essential skill for composing,
orchestrating, improvising.

8. TRANSCRIPTION TECHNIQUE: Development of the procedure to prepare for any situation
that you may encounter in the art and business of music.

9. PERCEPTION TO NOTATION: Applying your skills developed thus far to specific
elements of music: rhythm, melodic lines, counterpoint, chords, chord progressions,
orchestration and full scores.

IV. WRITING MUSIC

10. COMMUNICATION WITH MUSIC NOTATION: The language, elements and general
practice of music notation. Common discrepancies. How to make good choices in
your notation. Computer generated notation.

11. PREPARATION FOR PERFORMANCE AND PUBLISHING: The final step in finishing your
music. Scores, parts and various formats. Copyright law.

12. REFERENCE AND RESOURCES: Study plans. Professional music jobs and organizations.
Resources for transcribing, composing, orchestrating and arranging. Supplies, books,
websites, locations.

APPENDIX: Supplementary exercises. Answers to review questions. Solutions to
notation problems.

INDEX




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