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    andyt
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    Thumbs up Free books on Composition,Orchestration, counterpoint & Harmony

    Found this today. Thought some of you might be interested.

    A composer called Alan Belkin has written four books on composition, orchestration, harmony and counterpoint. They are available as free PDF downloads. (About 150 pages in total.)

    He describes them as "not theory texts nor analysis treatise, but rather a guide to some of the basic tools of the trade".

    http://www.musique.umontreal.ca/pers...n/e.index.html

    They are, quite simply, fantastic.

    There are also spanish and french versions of them.

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    Re: Free books on Composition,Orchestration, counterpoint & Harmony

    Thanks, Andy, for sharing this info. I've downloaded them (very quick and painless) and will email my gratitude to Mr. Belkin after checking them out.

    Carl

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    What a wonderful link. Downloaded them as well. I always search for online books like these. Thank you for sharing.

    Greeting,

    Blackster

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    Re: Free books on Composition,Orchestration, counterpoint & Harmony

    Hi guys,

    Alan Belkin was my composition teacher at the University of Montreal and is still a good friend. We actually had lunch just last week. He's a great musician and teacher, and I'm sure he'll be very pleased that you're enjoying his online books.

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    Very generous of Alan Belkin!

    Looking forward to checking out his essays...

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    andyt,

    Thanks for the links, these look very helpful indeed!
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    Thank you very much, Alan Belkin.

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    Re: Free books on Composition,Orchestration, counterpoint & Harmony

    Thansk for th elink. Great pages. I've emailed him also. BTW his string quartet mp3 is awesome, though incomplete only 1:50 of what is obviously longer- nice contemporary writing.

    Dasher

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesoundsmith
    Thansk for th elink. Great pages. I've emailed him also. BTW his string quartet mp3 is awesome, though incomplete only 1:50 of what is obviously longer- nice contemporary writing.
    Dasher
    Yes, very nice music!

    Reminds me of something Marko would write.

    I just love this contemporary stuff

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    Re: Free books on Composition,Orchestration, counterpoint & Harmony

    Thanks a lot

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