Customized Audio: Writing Your Own Sheet Music
Music composition has had an ever-changing history, and now, due to the invention of the Internet, composition is now often done using online software. Composing music can now be done by almost anyone. Some key information must be learned in order to decently compose sheet music. Skill of music notation, key signature, time signature, dynamics, and a basic understanding of how to read music and how instruments work are necessary before composing a chunk of music. The following are resources to help one learn how to compose his or her own sheet music and build up a better understanding of general music theory.
Basics of Music Reading and Musical Instruments
Reading music: This link is a guide for music paramours, which includes information on where they can learn how to read music sheets and learn the interpretation of each line and symbol.
Music glossary(PDF): This glossary is utterly helpful for people who want to understand the meanings of the technical terms in music. A must read for all the people who are keen to learn music.
Rules: This link is a diagrammatic representation of the interpretation of scales. It also provides information related to the different types of chords, cadency types and styles of writing music sheets.
Musical Instrument Categories. Explanations and descriptions of the six major categories of musical instruments with pictures and examples of each.
Music Acoustics: Basics. Descriptions of how acoustics work for string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Includes all the basics about the science of music and sound.
- The Method Behind the Music: Musical Notation: A discussion of the basics of musical notation including staff lines, clefs, measures, articulation, and more.
Common music notations: A well – documented guide with explicit info rmation contained; a good guide for beginners.
Notation of slurs: This link is a pictorial representation of the difference inbetween ties and slurs.
Difference inbetween stem and slur notation: The analytical stem notation and the slur notation help in the graphical representation of the relationships inbetween different measures of music.
Meter Notation: Meter is represented by the lows and highs in the music which actually account for the strikes in the music. A number of notes are there which are clearly explained in this link.
Concepts of music notation: This link gives an overview of the things that have to be listed while making a musical notation. All information regarding, score order, band order, and other information is provided in the link.
Types of music notations: There are a number of musical notations. This link mentions the details about the same.
Challenges of notating music. This is a very significant link that every person who is in the process of learning how to make music sheets. This link deals with the challenges one can come across while designing and reading music sheets and also describes the pros and cons of the western music styles and symbols.
Indicating musical ornaments: This link represents in a tabulated form the notations associated with different musical instruments.
Music Theory Online: Notes and Rests. Instructional guide concerning the timing of musical notes and rests.
Clefs, Dynamics, and Tempo
C Clef: A definition of C clef with pictures of what it can look like on a line staff.
Clefs and Piano: This link provides a excellent deal of information about the clefs one has to learn while playing a piano.
Dynamics: It is very significant to know about the exact decibel range that the human ears can accommodate. This link provides information regarding the dynamics of sound.
Rhythm recognition, dynamics and tempo. This link defines the role of these three disciplines related to music which are essential for people who want to learn music.
Pitch Register: This link explains the exact meaning of pitch register and its importance and relevance to music composition.
Hammers and Measure: Strikes are the most crucial part of the music as it is the strike that attracts the listeners. One has to pay careful attention to bear while creating music.
Time and Key Signatures
Time Signatures. Instructional lesson on time signatures, including some common time signatures and how to correctly place notes based on the time signature.
Measures. An explanation of measures or bars and where they should be placed when composing music in relation to the time signature of the chunk.
Single and compound time signature: The difference inbetween the two kinds of time signatures is on the basis of the division of the strikes, which is mentioned in this particular link.
Key signature: It is a resultant of a pattern that is formed by the major scale and the acute. The link provides the details regarding how a key signature is formed with the order of majors and flats.
12 Major and 36 Minor Scales for All Instruments (PDF): Transpositions of major scales, harmonic minor scales, melodic minor scales, and natural minor scales in treble clef and bass clef.
History of Notation andGeneral Music Resources
A Brief History of Algorithmic Composition. Definition of musical algorithmic composition, also known as automated composition, and history before and after the invention of the computer.
Music Notation History. Includes information on early notation history, notation as we know it today, and switches that occurred in notation in the twentieth century. This also includes information on notation software and a glossary for non-musicians that are just learning about notation.
History of Notation. A brief history of musical notation with information on how modern notation came about and how it is used today.
Training music: This briefs about how one can learn to sing traditional songs. Not only that it also explains the importance of music and why instructing music is so significant.
Historic American Sheet Music. Duke University Library’s digital collection of historic American sheet music.
Music of 20 th century: This link provides information regarding the different aspects of the music of 20 th century like rhythm, harmony, scales and melody.
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music. The Library of Congress’s collection of over 47,000 chunks of American sheet music from 1870-1885.
How Music Works: A website with tutorials that explain everything about music and how it works. Includes free trial tutorials on sound, scales, writing songs, and more.
Online Software and Staff Paper
Lilypond: This is a free online software that can be used by anyone to create his or her own music sheets.
Piano Education: This link provides extensive information about piano learning. It also provides links for magazines, articles and online learning materials and an online software for the development of music sheets.
Staff paper: This is a link with staff papers which are required for students to have a better understanding of music.