Computers & Music:

Some Literature and Links

by Kai Pihl
The Science of Musical Sound John R. Pierce, Scientific American Books, Inc., New York 1983. Almost everything about music and sound from a scientific viewpoint.

Physics and Psychophysics of Music by David Worrall. Course material developed and used in The Australian Centre for the Arts and Technology (ACAT).
The Sampling Book Steve DeFuria, Joe Scacciaferro, Third Earth Publishing, Inc., New Jersey 1987. Sampling explained throughoutly. A little bit old-fashioned but useful.

A Synthesist's Guide to Acoustic Instruments H. Massey, A. Noyes, D. Shklair, Asmco Publications, New York. All acoustic instruments explained in their timbres, synthesis models, and playing techniques.

MIDI Sequencing for Musicians Jim Aikin, Mike Maranz, GBI Publications, Cupertino 1989. The Basics of MIDI and sequencing in an easy and understable form.

Music in Sequence William Lloyd, Paul Terry, Musonix Publishing, London 1992. Sequencing explained very clearly. Examples of all kind of famous music, also classic.

Cakewalkin': The Easy Way, by Betty Kainz. On-line lessons in using Cakewalk Pro 3.0 (The famous sequencer program).

Arranging Techniques for Synthesists Erik Türkel, Amsco Publications, New York 1988. Professional arranger explains every detail.

The Billboard Book of Rock Arranging M. Michaels, J. Braider, Billboard Publications, Inc., New York 1990. Rock, blues, funk and country styles explained with modern examples.

The Billboard Book of Songwriting Peter Pickow, Amy Appleby, Billboard Publications, Inc., New York 1988. The form, notation, lyrics and styles all between the same covers.

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