Monday, March 20, 2017

Four Must Have Books for the Aspiring Media Composer

In my masterclass yesterday at IMRO in Dublin, I was asked which books I would recommend for the aspiring media composer.  In the lecture, I mentioned these four great books:
This is the first (in no particular order), Richard Bellis's The Emerging Film Composer.
Next, is Andy Hill's Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music.

Then there is Guerrilla Film Scoring by Jeremy Borum.
Finally, there's On the Track by Fred Karlin. Fred was my teacher when I was in the ASCAP workshop a few years ago (OK, more than just a few).