Resources

Here are some links to helpful resources out there on the Net and in the world:

General Film Scoring

Books:
On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring, by Fred Karlin
Composing Music for Film, by Jack Smalley
The Emerging Film Composer: An Introduction to the People, Problems, and Psychology, by Richard Bellis
The Reel World: Scoring For Pictures, by Jeff Rona
Complete Guide to Film Scoring, by Richard Davis
Getting the Best Score for Your Film: A Filmmakers’ Guide to Music Scoring, by David Bell

Websites:
Film Music Magazine
Film Score Monthly
ScoreCast Online
Getting the Score: A Filmmaker’s Guide to Film Scoring
Robin Hoffmann: Daily Film Scoring Bits
New Film Scores
The Score with Edmund Stone
Film and Game Composers: Interviews with Composers for Media
Filmtracks: Modern Soundtrack Reviews
Deane Ogden: composer, author and creative advocate
Fish(er) Tales

Composer Studios

Programs:
Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program

Composition

Books:
Beyond Functional Harmony, by Wayne J. Naus
Contemporary Harmony: Romanticism Through the Twelve-Tone Row, by Ludmila Ulehla
Counterpoint in Composition, by Felix Salzer
Melody in Songwriting: Tools and Techniques for Writing Hit Songs, by Jack Perricone
Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice, by Ted Pease

Websites:
Alan Belkin: Writings on Musical Craft

Orchestration and Arranging

Books:
Instrumentation and Orchestration, by Alfred Blatter
Study of Orchestration, by Samuel Adler
Principles of Orchestration, by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
The Guide to MIDI Orchestration, by Paul Gilreath
Arranging Music for the Real World: Classical and Commercial Aspects, by Vince Corozine

Websites:
Alan Belkin: Artistic Orchestration
OF Note—Sibelius and Finale Tips

Northern Sounds Forum

Recording and Mixing

Books:
Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio, by Mike Senior
The Recording Engineer’s Handbook, by Bobby Owsinski
The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, by Bobby Owsinski
Behind the Glass—Top Record Producers Tell How They Craft the Hits, by Howard Massey
Tape Op: The Book About Creative Music Recording, edited by Larry Crane
Basic Mixing Techniques, by Paul White
Basic Effects & Processors, by Paul White

Websites:
Inside Home Recording
Pro Sound Web
AudioTuts+
Production Advice
The Home Recording Show
Bobby Owsinski’s Big Picture Production Blog
TweakHeadz Lab
Home Studio Corner
Logic Pro Help

Magazines:
Sound on Sound magazine
Tape Op magazine

Sound Design

Designing Sound
SoundWorks Collection
Brendan J. Hogan’s Blog

Groups and Organizations

Seattle Composers Alliance
The Society of Composers and Lyricists
Nashville Composers Association

 

 

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