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Composing with Finale® by Mark Johnson

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Chapter 6. Arranging and Rearranging

Most, if not all, composers are really arranging and rearranging all the time, adapting to the consequences of every new subtle nuance, epiphany, or agreeable accident. Maybe you nudge the coffee table in your living room ever so slightly whenever you walk by until it’s just right. Or, perhaps you draft a complex diagram to reveal the perfect combination of aesthetics and utility around your new bronze Snoopy sculpture. Maybe it is ultimately decided that the sculpture stays, a new house shall be built around it, and the coffee table is best used for kindling. In other words, putting together the pieces—from a glimmer in the eye to the raising of the baton—is really what a composer does. What those pieces are, ...

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