Piano Forum logo
September 24, 2017, 08:35:47 AM *
   Forum Home   Help Search  


The Future of the Recording Industry: Is There One?

The record label Naxos has gone from budget outsider to industry leader in its 20-plus years of existence. But what does the future hold for any record label at a time when CD sales are plummeting and downloads are stagnant? Read more >>

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Book suggestions - Composition  (Read 2496 times)
shoremusic
PS Silver Member
Jr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 26


« on: October 04, 2013, 04:15:02 PM »

Can anyone recommend any really useful books about composition for piano?
preferably something more comprehensive than the basics.
 
Do you find this post useful? Yes / No
Logged
awesom_o
PS Silver Member
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 2634


« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 09:17:44 PM »

No, sorry. I've never read any books on composition. I don't think you can really learn how to compose from a book.

Get really good at music theory and improvising while learning tons of pieces by your favourite composers and things should work out ok!
Do you find this post useful? Yes / No
Logged
michael_sayers
PS Silver Member
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 1250


« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 09:55:35 PM »

Can anyone recommend any really useful books about composition for piano?
preferably something more comprehensive than the basics.

Hi shoremusic,

Arnold Schoenberg's Theory of Harmony is excellent, and as well one studies counterpoint, form and orchestration.

I can't think of any books specifically about composing for the piano.  One seems to acquire that insight from direct study of piano compositions.

I hope this helps!


Mvh,
Michael
Do you find this post useful? Yes / No
Logged

Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  


Need more info or help?


Search pianostreet.com - the web's largest resource of information about piano playing:



 
Jump to:  


Most popular classical piano composers:
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

o