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A Composers guide - writing for the recorder - a composer's guide to writing for the recorder, covering dynamics and articulation, the types of recorder and ranges, strong and weak notes, important things to remember, contemporary techniques and more   (Rating: 7.13 Votes: 2533)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)

A Practical Guide to Musical Composition - discusses fundamental principles of musical composition in concise, practical terms, and provides guidance for student composers   (Rating: 7.12 Votes: 2727)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (3)

Gems of Compositional Wisdom - educational articles discussing drama and climax, parallel fifths, shortcuts for theory homework, strategies for canon and fugue and serial materials   (Rating: 7.11 Votes: 2532)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Music Composition FAQ - a short guide with answers to frequently-asked questions about musical compsitiong and composing, covering how to get started composing, composing at the piano, creative principles, dry spells, finding time for composing, how to get motivated to write, how to get your music copyrighted and published, motivation, opportunities for composers, the skills a composer must possess, what to do when if you get stuck, why it's important to write down your music, why you should not just write for yourself to perform and more   (Rating: 7.13 Votes: 2489)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Planning a Two Minute Composition - an illustrated guide to composing a short work, covering such topics as inspiration, large- and small- scale planning, program music, using a pre-existing work, analysing an extra-musical object, using musical ideas as starting points, harmonic direction, texture, instrument registers, ryhthmic comlexity vs. simplicity and more   (Rating: 7.12 Votes: 2413)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

SchenkerGuide - instructional guides for students new to Schenkerian analysis and Schenker's theory of tonal music, including a step-by-step guide to the basics, a four-stage method for starting a simple analysis, descriptions of Schenker's theories of harmony and counterpoint and how they come together in his theory of tonal music and more   (Rating: 7.09 Votes: 2396)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Solomon's Composition Resources - a collectional resources for music composition, with material on instrument ranges, variation techniques for composers and improvisors, Brahms' rules of musical composition, 12-tone composition, transformations beyond Pt, I, R, and RI, music notation, microtonal music, music from numbers, fractal music, electronic music, computer generated text and more   (Rating: 7.05 Votes: 2438)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

The Schillinger System of Musical Composition - an illustrated guide to Joseph Schillinger's approach to music composition   (Rating: 7.09 Votes: 2796)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (5)

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