Academic Books

 

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Music Composition 1

rhythm & Melody

The first book in a two book series by award-winning composer, Jonathan Peters, which teaches how music is formed and how to compose your own music. Book 1 covers the study of rhythmic and melodic composition, while book 2 covers harmonic composition and compositional form.

Music Composition 2

Harmony & Form

The second book in a two book series by award-winning composer, Jonathan Peters, which teaches how music is formed and how to compose your own music. Book 1 covers the study of rhythmic and melodic composition, while book 2 covers harmonic composition and compositional form.

Music Theory

An in-depth and straight forward approach to understanding music

Have you ever wondered how the musical scale came about? Or why certain pitches sound better together than others? "Music Theory", by award-winning composer, Jonathan Peters, is a comprehensive course in the study of music. Much more than just memorization of musical terms and definitions...this course explains the "why".

Fundamentals of Writing Four-part Harmony

Learn the fundamentals of four-part writing in this, the latest book in a series of books on music by award-winning composer, Jonathan Peters.

A great way to begin learning the fundamentals of four-part harmony is to study four-part vocal writing. Even if you do not intend to write for voice, much of what you learn in four-part vocal writing can also be applied to instrumental music.

Orchestration

Learn how to write for orchestra in this comprehensive book by award-winning composer Jonathan Peters. This book covers both instrumentation and orchestration.

 

(Each book is also available as an on-line course