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  Musical composition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A piece of music exists in the form of a written composition in musical notation or as a single acoustic event (a live performance or recorded track).
Similarly, music of the Middle East employs compositions that are rigidly based on a specific scale (such as the dorian, phrygian, mixolydian, and locrian scales etc...), often within improvisational contexts, as does Hindustani music of India, gamelans of Java and Bali, and much music in Africa.
The task of instrumenting a composition, called arranging or orchestrating, may be undertaken by the composer or separately by an arranger based on the composer's core composition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Musical_composition   (584 words)

  
 musical composition - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about musical composition
Art of combining sounds to create an original piece of music.
It is also another word for the piece of music itself.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /musical+composition   (83 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article on Musical composition [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A musical composition is a piece of original music designed for repeated performance (as opposed to strictly improvisational music, in which each performance is unique).
The music may be preserved in memory, or through a written system of notation.
Compositions include songs to be performed by human voices, usually including lyrics, as well as pieces written for other musical instruments.
encyclozine.com /Musical_composition   (228 words)

  
 DP81: Form of Music Codes in Bibliographic Records
The music cataloging community is not unanimous on the issues of what musical aspects to code and what codes to define for form of composition.
DISCUSSION Beginning with the original specifications for music, which were first published as the MARC Format for Music (1976), data elements have been defined for providing a coded representation of the form of music composition.
Since form of musical composition and genre are generally recorded as full-text strings in one of the 6XX fields, there may be no loss in usability of the cataloging records.
www.loc.gov /marc/marbi/dp/dp81.html   (938 words)

  
 Algorithmic Composition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Procedures that entail rules or provisions to govern the act of musical composition have been used since the Medieval period; these same principles have been applied in very specific methods to many of the recent computer programs developed for algorithmic composition.
Early algorithmic compositions were driven exclusively by collaboration between scientists and musicians; therefore, the use of scientific terminology normally associated with computer science provided a uniform understanding of the algorithm.
The earlier types of algorithmic music composition that used stochastic and chaotic methods, lent themselves well to definition and categorization; however, the distinction between rule-based, grammars, and artificial intelligence algorithms in the more recent past has led to some confusion because of the lack of consistent terminology.
eamusic.dartmouth.edu /~wowem/hardware/algorithmdefinition.html   (3742 words)

  
 Musical composition - Music Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A musical composition is a piece of original music.
Musical composition also refers to the process by which a piece of music is created.
Useful skills in composition include writing musical notation, instrumentation, and handling musical ensembles (orchestration); however the definition of composition has broadened to include extended techniques like improvisation, musical montage, preparing instruments, using non-traditional objects or methods of sound production, and making music from silence, as John Cage famously did.
www.music.bestdownload.biz /music/index.php?title=Musical_composition   (310 words)

  
 Musical composition Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Musical composition is the creation of notated (as opposed to strictly improvisational) original music; people who practice composition are called composers.
Musical composition is the structure or organization of a musical work.
Important in many musical compositions is the scale for the notes used, including the mode and tonic note.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/m/mu/musical_composition.html   (132 words)

  
 On Musical Composition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This form of composition tends to be extremely well integrated but one must be careful because often it is simply music you have heard elsewhere, i.e.
In this case, the music was so far removed from "He's so fine", I had to laugh (again) at the stupidity of the judicial system.
Music is taylored to the human psyche, condition, philosophy, etc. If you could program all that into a computer, the computer would then be human.
ebtx.com /music/oncomp.htm   (412 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Musical composition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Some pieces are composed around a set scale, where the compositional technique might be considered the usage of a particular scale.
When playing or reading classical notated music, only the key signature (set of notes in scale) matters.
Similarly, music of the Middle East employs rigid scale within often improvisational contexts, as does Hindustani music of India, gamelans of Java and Bali, and much music in Africa.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Musical_composition   (353 words)

  
 Schillinger System of Musical Composition
Music has remained in the dark, without geometric form, because we still refer to C as 1 instead of zero.
Once the mechanics of music is seen as a whole we see and grasp this overview as we would view a plastic model of an internal combustion engine or a clock.
The 2 volume Schillinger System of Musical Composition is very difficult and requires years of study, but with the coordinated simultaneous study of the Encyclopedia of Rhythms and cross reference to his Mathematical Basis of the Arts it begins to make sense.
josephschillinger.com   (1212 words)

  
 The Age of Intelligent Machines: Artificial Intelligence and Musical Composition
Whereas in the past, musical theories have as often as not been accepted on the basis of intrinsic logical elegance, AI techniques now make it possible to implement a theory as a program whose products may be evaluated empirically against authentic musical examples.
From their beginnings in the mid 1950s up until a few years ago, programs for automatic musical composition have been developed by a small handful of musicians working in relative isolation from the mainstream AI movement and, for that matter, from other computer-music fields such as digital sound synthesis.
The entry of AI into musical creativity is by no means as radical as it might seem to laymen in view of the active and long-standing tradition of composer involvement with technical theory about music.
www.kurzweilai.net /articles/art0305.html?printable=1   (2154 words)

  
 modern music, composition, experimental music, mathematics musical composition, modernism, the future of modern music, ...
This music that we can and must create provides a crucible in which the magic within our souls is brewed, and it is this that frames the templates that guide our very evolution in creative thought.
From the standpoint of the musical classroom, two things about Xenakis are most troubling: one is his relative lack of formal musical training; the other, or flip side, is his scientifically oriented schooling background.
Modern music is the music composed that results from research into the attributes of sound, and into the ways we perceive sound.
www.futureofmodernmusic.com /article-1.html   (4367 words)

  
 Musical Patterns
Every single piece of music could be considered a [language] unto itself; so we are apparently discussing simultaneously, the metasyntax and metasemantics of music, in terms of its mathematized structures.
The actual process of composing music is very complicated as it involves integrating all levels of organization, where any given level can be designated (parameterized) by a time of duration; from the duration of a pitch or rest up to the time duration of the entire composition.
The sparseness of music of this type is reminiscent of Gagaku, the court music of Japan.
graham.main.nc.us /~bhammel/MUSIC/compose.html   (11620 words)

  
 U.S. Copyright Office - Circular 56a: Copyright Registration of Musical Compositions and Sound Recordings
A Musical Composition consists of music, including any accompanying words, and is normally registered in Class PA. The author of a musical composition is generally the composer, and the lyricist, if any.
Copyright in a sound recording is not the same as, or a substitute for, copyright in the underlying musical composition.
Although they are separate works, a musical composition and a sound recording may be registered together on a single application if ownership of the copyrights in both is exactly the same.
www.copyright.gov /circs/circ56a.html   (749 words)

  
 BlackCat Compose Musical Composition LOWEST price
Children can progress from creating a simple musical sequence to composing a multi-track composition where several layers of sound can be combined to achieve different effects.
Children can develop their understanding and appreciation of a wide range of different kinds of music and explore the way in which moods and effects can be created.
Compositions can be viewed on screen as simple pictures, musical sequences or full musical script.
www.softplanetgroup.com /black_cat_compose.html   (193 words)

  
 Brahms' Composition Techniques
Never begin working the out of a composition before the whole thing has taken definite form as an outline either on paper or in your head.
In regular composition, and song writing, the determining role of the melody and of clearly perceived basses created in good counterpoint should be a must.
When you compose, it is good for a beginner to copy or follow a particular structure of a piece or a style of a composer; this way you can discover how a composition is created or constructed and apply this to your own ideas.
members.aol.com /dmarko1/brahms/composition.htm   (871 words)

  
 Circular 56a
A musical composition may be in the form of a notated copy (for example, sheet music) or in the form of a phonorecord (for example, cassette tape, LP, or CD).
Sending a musical composition in the form of a phonorecord does not necessarily mean that there is a claim to copyright in the sound recording.
Additional questions about copyright problems involving musical compositions or sound recordings may be addressed to the Copyright Office, LM 455, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. To speak with a Copyright Information Specialist, call (202) 707- 3000.
www.kohnmusic.com /articles/circ56a.html   (627 words)

  
 BERKLEE | BERKLEE | Careers in Composition
An arranger provides musical arrangements of a musical composition or song for an artist, band, orchestra or other ensemble.
An orchestrator is responsible for transposing music from one instrument or voice to another in order to accommodate a particular musician or group, and writing scores for an orchestra, band, choral group, individual instrumentalist(s), or vocalist(s).
A composition teacher may also teach others privately, or teach other subjects in addition to composition, such as music theory, music arranging, music history, or vocal or instrumental conducting, or they may conduct chamber groups, choruses or orchestras.
www.berklee.edu /careers/composition.html   (445 words)

  
 ArtsWork -Theme and Variations
They are encouraged to use a simple children's song such as "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Throughout the composition process teacher guidance for individuals is important to insure the projects are well organized musically and that the variation progresses fluidly from one to another.
Finished compositions should be presented in aural and notated form to the class.
Student compositions may be compiled in a volume for use in subsequent years as examples of theme and variation.
artswork.asu.edu /arts/teachers/lesson/music/music4.htm   (441 words)

  
 Principles of Musical Composition: The Creative Process, Fifth International Conference on the Theory of Music, ...
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre Lithuanian Composers' Union 5th International Conference on the Theory of Music Principles of Musical Composition.
Character and composition (heritage) of creative process Paper proposals may be submitted electronically or in paper format (pdf).
We inform you that the 15th International Contemporary Music festival "Gaida" (find more details in www.mic.lt) will be held in October 10-25, 2005.
www.sun.rhbnc.ac.uk /Music/Conferences/05-a-pmc.html   (360 words)

  
 modern music, composition, experimental music, mathematics musical composition, modernism, the futuHOME - Future of ...
Through a skilled analysis of prominent composers from 1890 to the present, along with their musical styles, philosophies, and incentives, McHard reveals modern music as the "fully enriched and enriching listening experience" that it is.
He has lectured on modernism and it's future in music at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico) for Dr. Julio Estrada’s class in experimental music composition and at CCMIX (formerly Les Ateliers UPIC) in Paris.
James McHard is a freelance composer, lecturer, and author on music history.
www.futureofmodernmusic.com   (296 words)

  
 ArtSong Music Composition Tools Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Designed as a general-purpose algorithmic composition framework, ArtSong™ is 'intended' to be inherently devoid of any particular musical style; an electronic-procedural manuscript paper that you can apply to any specific composition problem.
The myriad musical elements, materials, and operations of musical composition are organized into musical 'Component' building blocks which you combine in different ways to assemble ArtSong composition Projects.
Although 'anything' can be composed in ArtSong, composing specific musical styles requires knowledge of the distinguishing characteristics of that particular musical style and the ability to implement those characteristics in ArtSong.
www.artsong.org   (309 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Musical Composition: Books: Reginald Smith Brindle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Musical composition is a key discipline in music programs in conservatories, colleges, and universities.
Musical Composition takes the student through the elements--melody, harmony, counterpoint, and rhythm--before covering a variety of special subjects such as writing vocal and choral music, accompaniments, and film and TV music.
To utilize this book you would have had to a)perform what seems like nearly all of the classical repertoire when you were in high school and recognize the music by name, b)starting on your masters degree in music or c) be capable of performing all of the examples on sight and want to.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0193171074?v=glance   (1202 words)

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