By Joanne Burrows
Finding your musical voice
This is a resource book for the student, the classroom teacher and the private studio teacher with suggestions to inspire creativity and music composition. I believe everyone is capable of writing music. Nick Cave when describing his song writing process stated, “The big problem with song-writing for me is starting a new song. It's the thing where all the anguish exists, not in the writing of the song, but the starting of the new song.”
A range of exercises is included so that students can explore the possibilities of sound in terms of: pitch, duration, texture, register, tone colour, and expressive techniques.
For ease of use
• Most examples and exercises are in simple keys and all exercises can be transposed to suitable keys
• Examples in treble and bass clefs are included, this will enable all students to read and connect with the information presented
• The words triad and chord are used interchangeably to describe three or more notes played together.
By Joanne Burrows
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A time line of musical thoughts
This is a resource book illustrating the various compositi onal devices and features and explores the tropes common to major eras of music from the Western Tonal Tradition. Baroque music, Music of the 18th century ( classical music), music of the 19th century (romantic music), 20th and 21st century music.
The aim of this book is to help students understand, recognise and utilise, in their own writing, the concepts of music, devices of composition and forms unique to the different musical eras. The book is relevant to music 1, music 2 and extension music students and provides starting points from which students can expand their musical vocabulary.