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01-07-2006, 12:53 AM
HI!!! EVERYONE! Just wanna know if there is any real good books on arranging that would benefit a newbie guy in composition like myself. Thanks.

01-07-2006, 12:55 AM
HAHA THE <B></B> is still there...cool..

01-07-2006, 03:53 AM
Heyjoe87, I ammended the title of your thread, please make sure you read the forum posting guidelines.


01-09-2006, 06:01 PM
woops...I forgot about that..thanks for the heads up

03-19-2006, 06:35 AM
Idiots guide to Composition is a really good one I've found so far. Its got alot of good basics in there

03-19-2006, 06:14 PM
My car mechanic is a self-taught arranger. I asked him if all the answers were in the music, he said yeah. He works in pen and writes while listening to records. Says something about the level of musicality one needs to achieve to be a good musician...gotta really KNOW it, internally. I guess it starts off with know the ranges of the instruments you are writing for, and actually hearing it.

03-23-2006, 02:55 AM
hmmmm interesting...I've never heard of a car mechanic/musician..thats pretty cool. I kinda get what your saying about the ranges and timbre of the instruments. I was recently looking for a music composition for dummies book and found it at borders. So i'll probably get that. thanks for the comments guys

03-24-2006, 05:39 AM
I haven't read the music composition for dummies, but the idiots guide is good (yea there is a difference) so check em both out and see which one your like better. Good luck