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e-Book Music Notation download

e-Book Music Notation download

by Gardner Read

ISBN: 0575025549
ISBN13: 978-0575025547
Language: English
Publisher: Gollancz; New Ed edition (September 14, 1978)
Pages: 496
Category: Music
Subategory: Photography

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Offers information on traditional and idiomatic notation for all instruments and voices and provides instructions for writing music manuscripts. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

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This is THE book on notation. Have some bizarre extended technique and not sure how it should be written?

Unsurpassed as a comprehensive and up-to date presentation. This is THE book on notation. Have some bizarre extended technique and not sure how it should be written? Check here. Want an official ruling on how a turn should be handled? Check here. This book is extensive, thorough, and covers even the smallest details about notation for clarity as well as symbol definitions. An absolute MUST for any serious composer.

Music Notation is authoritative in every respect: written by a teacher and composer of international reputation; devoted to every phase of modern practice in the subject; concisely presented against a minimum historical background; all terms are defined upon first use. The text describes and illustrates not only the elements of notation common to all forms, but idiomatic notation for instruments and voices as well. It offers detailed guidance concerning music manuscript writing and the preparation of score and parts.

Unsurpassed as a comprehensive and up-to date presentation.

Gardner Read (January 2, 1913 in Evanston, Illinois – November 10, 2005 in a, Massachusetts) was an American composer and musical scholar. His first musical studies were in piano and organ, and he also took lessons in counterpoint and composition at the School of Music at Northwestern University. Dodd, Mary Ann, and Jayson Rod Engquist (1996).

Music Notation is authoritative in every respect: written by a teacher and composer of international reputation; devoted to every phase of modern practice in the subject; concisely presented against a minimum historical. Music Notation is authoritative in every respect: written by a teacher and composer of international reputation; devoted to every phase of modern practice in the subject; concisely presented against a minimum historical background; all terms are defined upon first use.

MUSIC NOTATION: SCORES AND PARTS Whether you notate music by hand or use computer software, this practical reference will show you today’s best practices for how to render the details of your scores and parts

MUSIC NOTATION: SCORES AND PARTS Whether you notate music by hand or use computer software, this practical reference will show you today’s best practices for how to render the details of your scores and parts. Improve your music’s legibility and express your ideas clearly to get the best possible representation of your music.

Comments:
Mushicage
I'm so glad I was able to get my hands on a copy of this book before it disappears for good! This book really should be republished and made required reading in undergraduate (and graduate) music schools. I have a MM in music and never studied some of the rudimentary technicals of writing music. Sad, but true. When you have a cluster chord which note-head goes where? Multi-voice writing requires aligning rhythms differently than simply having two notes appearing on the same beat (you align noteheads in one case and stems in another). These types of technicals are very important. We've absorbed many by wrote without realizing why or we know something looks odd but don't know why. All the technical details you want to know are what is covered by this book. I wish I had this (and Elaine Gould's book too!) years ago while I was still in school. The beginning of the book also covers a history of notation methods leading up to modern western notation methods which was very interesting and much of the information was novel to me even though I studied music history. You learn the "epitaph of seikelos" but you don't learn (at least I didn't) what was actually going on with it. This is not to imply that Read decodes the epitaph, only that he does delve more deeply into the history of notation methods themselves.

riki
As this book is often referred to as a standard reference work on the subject, I approached it with rather high expectations, but it turned out to be a disappointment. Granted, a good deal of notation elements is there, but too often only the surface is scratched. For instance: a clear distinction between the graphic design of ties and slurs is not given, up-stem / down-stem rules are too simplistic, as are guide lines for ornament placement.

Some areas are almost entirely overlooked, like tabulatures (either historical or modern) or basso continuo; they are specialistic areas, true, but so are many points included in the book.

In cases where I can claim some competence, I found many errors; for instance, Italian (my own language) equivalents for musical terms are often wrong (either misspelled or non-existent words); adding to the complaints already given about jazz or string coverage, I wonder if this book is not significantly over-rated.

The symbol index at the end is a nice idea, but it is too little to recommend it.

godlike
Excellent resource, I finished parts 1 & 2, and am now on part 3. The first two parts deal with the nuts and bolts of music notation, and part 3 approaches specific score instrument types, vocal scores, etc. E.g., keyboard notation, vocals, strings, percussion, etc. I highly recommend it, you will likely be happy with this book.

Thetahuginn
This is one of the most informative and INTERESTING books I've ever read concerning the subject of musical notation. It goes into the history of notation and shows the evolution of how it began to where it is now, and where it is going including newer experimental notational methods. I won't go into detail as previous reviewers have done a great job of that, but even if you never write a single note of music, there is much to be gained by reading this book. What I like most is the critical detail of EXACT procedure when notating music by hand. Computerized music notation programs do all the notating details for you and the composer who relies solely on these programs for musical notation is not understanding what it is that they are doing. This book clearly explains, using plain English, how to go about the task of hand-writing music with many, many examples and even tests to see if you understand what you are learning. I have a degree in Music and I have learned more from this book about music notation than I ever did in music school.

I can't say enough good things about this book and it is my favorite music notation book so far. I have several others.

Armin
I have been playing in a college symphony orchestra with players who have much more training than I. Some of the notation for orchestra playing is obscure. This book (unlike, say, the Harvard Dictionary of Music) had clear, explicit descriptions of the meaning of various orchestral notations one often doesn't find in chamber music. The symbol index at the end is very helpful.

Urtte
Whenever I can't fall asleep, I reach for Gardner Read's book. There's a chapter on how the sharp symbol came to be. Gripping reading. Some of the information I'll never need but nothing has been left out in understanding how music notation came to be. Much of the information is passe if you are using a music notation program which will force you to put the correct notes in each measure.

Mamuro
I have been using this text since it was first published. It is the most exhaustive and clearly written text on notating music, and it covers all instruments and instrumental groups. I purchased this copy as a gift for one of my students.

Good service. The book is a classic.

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