COMPOSER BOOT CAMP 101: 50 Exercises for Educators, Students and Music Professionals (PDF and Scores Included)

by Sabrina Pena Young

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Composer Boot Camp is a series of 50 exercises for educators and beginning, intermediate, and advanced musicians who want to develop their skills in composition.

THIS ALBUM INCLUDES:
Digital Copy of Complete Workbook (70+ Pages)
Digital Copy Presentation Handout Composer Boot Camp 101: Best Practices for Music Educators
Digital Copy The Libertaria Songbook for Voice and Piano
Digital Score for Agape Marimba Quartet
Digital Score Formado en un Lugar Secreto from Creation Oratorio
Digital Score Rellerisms
Additional Original Audio Tracks

Composer Boot Camp will be available through Amazon and other retailers in hardback and kindle editions spring 2016. Stay tuned for more information.

The Composer Boot Camp 101 workbook is designed to help educators, students, and seasoned professionals to hone their compositional craft. There are a series of exercises, helpful tips, resources, and more to help the musician prepare a solid foundation in music composition developed by award-winning composer and music educator Sabrina Pena Young.

Exercises are divided into four sections:

BEGINNER LEVEL EXERCISES
Appropriate for young students, adult learners, and those who do not yet read music.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL EXERCISES
Appropriate for high school students, music educators, college students, and musicians who want to learn how to write music.

ADVANCED LEVEL EXERCISES
For advanced college students, composers, music educators, and musicians with a strong grasp of music theory and performance who want to continue to excel in the craft of composition.

TECHNOLOGY EXERCISES:
Exercises for Intermediate to Advanced musicians who want to incorporate technology with their songcraft.

There are exercises on many aspects of composition, from songwriting and lyrics to rhythm and melody. An additional section has been added that addresses technology, as well as the essay “On Writing for Multimedia”.

The Main Subjects covered in this exercise workbook are:

INSPIRATION – Learn how to kickstart a musical idea
MELODY – Focus on developing melody
RHYTHM – Exercise rhythmic skill
HARMONY – Explore harmonic improvisation and tonal harmony
ORCHESTRATION – Write for instrumental and vocal ensembles
“Unlike a complex method book, this book focuses on practical exercises that I have used myself as a composer or when instructing students. Educators will find a wide expanse of exercises here focuses on inspiration, melody, rhythm orchestration, and harmony. Students and professional composers will find exercises that will hone their musical skills and help them soar to the next level.” – S Young

A 21st CENTURY WORKBOOK
An extra section on Technology brings composition to the 21st century and covers basic exercises for advanced students, educators, and composers to practice to develop composing to multimedia. These are key skills for any musician hoping to be marketable.

Additional online resources are incorporated into the workbook.

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released March 11, 2016

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Sabrina Pena Young Buffalo, New York

Sci-fi buff Young creates mind-numbing electroacoustic works heard in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Music has been heard at festivals, radio, electronic dance clubs, random boom boxes in France, and as not-so-pleasant background music. Download Libertaria today! A whacked out experimental sci-fi opera about evil geneticists, post-USA dystopia, and lost love. Repo X Wagner X Machinima. ... more

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