We're very excited to announce that after nearly two decades of teachers composers how to compose music, the principles and concepts learned in music composition lessons have been compiled into three highly-effective textbooks. And, they are all available to download immediately (DRM Free) from our website. The three completed texts work together to allow composers to create an intensive composition program that produces real results.
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This subscription is required for all music composition students who are taking private lessons. An application is not required to enroll in lessons, but it's highly recommended.
2017 Lesson Periods
Fall Session: Aug 28, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017
The lesson period is the timeframe that you can expect to take lessons. Depending on the number of lessons you choose, you'll be able to take 1, 2, 3, or 4 lessons each week.
Lessons follow a typical university schedule, so this means there will occasionally be breaks. However, you will always get the number of lessons that you pay for.
Sessions typically occur three times per year in the Spring, Summer*, and Fall.
*We don't always offer a summer session.
1. Three Textbooks with Updates
The Elements of Music Composition
Music Composition Technique Builder
The Craft of Music Composition - Level 1
2. Receive New Editions At No Additional Cost
When a new edition becomes available, members will receive it at no additional cost. The membership helps support the creation of new texts to help composers.
3. UreMusic Newsletter - Coming August 2017
Subscribers to the UreMusic Membership receive our magazine that comes out three times per academic year in August, February, and June.
4. DRM-Free Copies
Download all of the included textbooks DRM-Free. This is not possible with our third-party vendors. Printing and using the textbooks on any device is essential to using the products in a variety of situations and contexts.
5. Exclusive Discounts
Discounts are provided for members to use in our store. These discounts may be used on most products that are not included in the UreMusic Membership. These discounts are often substantial, and students can expect to get up to 75% off the cost of courses and new additions.
Stage 1: The Elements of Music Composition
The Elements of Music Composition provides a philosophy of music composition that goes beyond music theory to help composers conceptualize the separate subjects of music composition, including music theory, orchestration, instrumentation, counterpoint, and form. Music composition study has long been in need of a comprehensive system that brings all of these components together in a single, unified theory that doesn't change based on the trends of the time. This text provides deep, underlying principles that can apply to music throughout the centuries. It's a vital text for any composer who has studied music composition but still fails to understand how the various disciplines are linked together.
Stage 2: Music Composition Technique Builder
After reading The Elements of Music Composition, the next step is to start building technique that can be used to compose music. The Music Composition Technique Builder takes students through several exercises that are designed to help composers establish a solid musical technique. Start the path towards mentally imagining your own compositions and getting away from the keyboard or notation program to create your musical works. These techniques have been used over the years with great success to help student composers develop exceptional technique.
Stage 3: The Craft of Music Composition - Level 1
The next stage in the process is to begin composing music. This text takes students through the process of composing a musical work from start to finish. The result is a highly-structured course that helps students to realize a real, tangible product from their efforts -- an original music composition. This course is designed to help composers avoid many of the common mistakes to create a musical work to be proud of.
Free Updates and DRM Free
Unlike our products offered elsewhere, the courses available directly through Gumroad offer free updates for the life of the product. With the UreMusic Membership, this also includes new editions. This offer is not available for individually purchased textbooks.
Students may also consider purchasing the annual subscription that gives students access to all of the updates and new editions as soon as they are made available. The DRM-free products make it possible to print worksheets as they are available and use the product on any number of devices.
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