There are few books on arranging and orchestration, fewer yet that are recent, and none that explain the process easily in a fun-to-read fashion. This book demonstrates how to take a simple composition and arrange it for different types of instrumental and vocal ensembles. The same song is used as an example throughout the entire book, and a variety of different types of arranging are covered.
—For musicians playing in any type of band, songwriters and composers, and students learning the art of arranging and orchestration —Follow-up to The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Music Composition and the bestselling The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Theory —Combines essential reference material with progressive practical examples —One composition is used throughout the book and CD to demonstrate different types of arrangements
About the Author Michael Miller has written more than 75 books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Music Theory, The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Playing Drums, The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Solos and Improvisation, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Music Composition.