Behind Bars by Elaine GouldBehind Bars is the indispensable reference book for composers, arrangers, teachers and students of composition, editors, and music processors. In the most thorough and painstakingly researched book to be published since the 1980s, specialist music editor Elaine Gould provides a comprehensive grounding in notational principles.
Call Number: MT 35 .G68 B43 2011
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
The Secret Life of Musical Notation by Roberto PoliIn this book, Roberto Poli presents original discoveries that have generated ground breaking insights based on years of research and performance: long-standing interpretations of commonly encountered musical signs and symbols, from as early as the 1770s, may fail to reveal the composers' intended meanings. These misconstrued readings are due precisely to traditions themselves traditions that have rested largely upon received knowledge rather than historical accuracy. Restoring the original connotation of signs and symbols in the scores can bring us closer to practices that have not gained access to our vocabulary because of decades of misinformed playing and fallacious scholarship. By bringing us closer to intended practices, the restoration of these meanings can give us greater interpretive insight and freedom.
Call Number: MT 35 .P64 S42 2010
Publication Date: 2010-10-01
Music Theory for Tap Dancers by Steve ZeeThis DVD covers the most basic, need to know music concepts for dancers. You'll learn all about 1/4 notes, 1/8 notes, triplets, 1/16 notes, straight vs. swinging, bars, phrases, 32 Bar and Blues Choruses.
Jonathan Rathbone has accurately identified what the process of reading music and turning it into sounds actually involves. And the wonderful thing is you don't need to be able to work out keys, clefs, minor thirds and augmented fourths etc. You just get on with singing accurately.
Finale by Thomas E. Rudolph; Vincent A. Jr. LeonardEasy-to-follow instructions help you to: create publisher-quality music notation; learn to use the tools of Finale while writing your own music and arrangements; get started immediately with hundreds of professional templates, partially completed notation files, and libraries available on the companion website (www.FINALEBOOK.com); print transposed parts from scores automatically; write standard notation, guitar tablature, drum set parts, and more with this comprehensive hands-on tutorial.
The Music and Dance Library has FIVE stations with midi keyboards, FINALE, SIBELIUS and PRO TOOLS and you are welcome to use them! Available all hours the library is open!
Online resources to help you read or create musical notation
NoteflightNoteflight is a powerful full-featured application to edit, display and play back music notation in a standard web browser, integrated in an online library of musical scores that anyone can publish, link to, or embed.