Music production : a manual for producers, composers, arrangers, and students /
- Publication info:
- Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006.
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- Music production : a manual for producers, composers, arrangers, and students / Michael Zager.
- Main Author:
- Zager, Michael.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006
- Local Note:
SCOTT: CD-ROM available at SMIL-DESK.
"Divided into three parts, the book examines producing and recording, changes and advances in technology, and the ins and outs of the music business. Exploring the creative as well as the technical, the book describes production methods and variations for classical, vocal, and pop recordings and discusses film, television, commercials, music videos, and corporate music. Michael Zager explains the many tasks music producers face, from musical techniques - exploring compositions, songwriting, arranging and orchestrating, and coaching singers and musicians - to technological skills - studio technology, mixing and mastering, editing, and audio engineering. Guidance on advertising, promotion and marketing, and contracts and business agreements is also given. A brief history of popular music, a timeline of technological advances, and an audio CD of exercises round out this essential textbook for students - an introduction for both amateurs and professionals interested in learning the workings of music producing and recording."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
xxiii, 366 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-350) and index.
97808108570490810857049 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Table of Contents
- 1. overview of record production
- 2. creative concepts of production
- 3. artist
- 4. Songwriting
- 5. Arranging and orchestration
- 6. Approaching arrangement and orchestration
- 7. Coaching singers and musicians
- 8. Mixing and mastering
- 9. Music videos
- 10. production process
- 11. Producing music for film and classical recordings
- 12. Producing library music
- 13. Producing advertising, television, and corporate music
- 14. brief history of popular music, part I
- 15. brief history of popular music, part II
- 16. studio
- 17. Audio engineering
- 18. combination of art and business
- 19. record business
- 20. Business agreements
- 21. CD production budget
- 22. opinion
- 23. Epilogue.