Stop what your doing and buy this book now !

Discussion in 'Composition, Orchestration & Technique' started by ed buller, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. WindcryMusic

    WindcryMusic ɹǝqɯǝW ɹoᴉuǝS

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    I had wanted to get a physical copy from Amazon, but wasn’t willing to wait for months to get it. Then I checked the Kindle version again. When I looked at it a few days ago it was around $26 or so. Now: under $15!?! Well, that made it pretty easy for me to give in and buy it as an e-book, so I can at least start absorbing the information. Maybe someday I’ll still get a physical copy, if the book is as good as has been implied.
     
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  2. Michael Antrum

    Michael Antrum Only the good die young....

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    I'd just finished looking at this thread when my daughter texted me asking me what I would like for my birthday next weekend...

    Talk about great timing :grin:
     
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  3. rudi

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    Great book. I just got the paperback version today.
    Plenty of material to go over.
    My only issue with the book is the size of the score excerpts... small!
     
  4. synergy543

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  5. wbacer

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    I downloaded all of the score excerpts, printed them out, three-hole punched them and put them all in a notebook, great off line resource. Now as I study the scores, I can write on them and make notes to myself. (No pun intended) :)
     
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    If you scroll down past the audio files, there is a folder called Additional Musical Examples. Some of the scores are in there. I also purchased the Kindle version so I took screen shots of the scores that weren't in that folder and printed those out as well.
     
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  8. rudi

    rudi New Member

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    Fantastic! Thanks for that :)
     
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  10. Joshua Campbell

    Joshua Campbell Audio Engineer & Musician

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    just bought the kindle version... Looking forward to diving in...
     
  11. Leandro Z

    Leandro Z New Member

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    Just received these!
    Any advice in which one should I grab first? :)

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  12. jononotbono

    jononotbono Luke Johnson

    Just bought it. Thanks for sharing about it! Looks great!
     
  13. Joshua Campbell

    Joshua Campbell Audio Engineer & Musician

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    Maybe start with the Harmony Book...
     
  14. DANIELE

    DANIELE Active Member

    So this book it is a mixture of history and theory/analysis, am I right?

    I'm always looking for books or courses from I could learn. :)
     
  15. Parsifal666

    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    They're both good books, but...

    if you bought those books before Adler's Study of Orchestration you might want to rectify that. Though there's good stuff in both of those books, I'd give away 100 copies apiece for the Adler (the Forsythe, Rimsky-Korsakov are very good as well). Of course, those books are for the orchestral instruments, so I imagine it wouldn't be what one would want for synths.

    This one is indispensable, too imo:

     
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    ed buller Senior Member

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    Well they are about very different things . Those books are about the music and how it sounds cinematic . Adler is ok , but I feel there are many better books on Orchestration I’d buy first .

    Best Ed
     
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  17. Fry777

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    @ed buller would you have one in mind ?
     
  18. JohnG

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    I like Adler because it has all the examples in audio. I have a few other orchestration resources but it's my favourite.
     
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  19. Parsifal666

    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    You can't go wrong with the Adler, there isn't a paid composer I know whom hasn't used it...not to mention kept it around as a reference.

    That said, the book by Forsythe is very good, the Rimsky-Korsokov.
     
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  20. miket

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    Henry Brant's is a great resource as well. I also hear that Charles Koechlin's is excellent, but I don't think there are any translations from the original French available.
     
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