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Harmony for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt

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Introduction

The rapid development of musical technology over the latter part of the last century led to significant changes in the musical production environment. Some of the main changes were largely due to the increased accessibility of the means of musical production. The development of affordable hardware synthesizers and samplers gave many aspiring music producers and composers immediate access to an infinite variety of both realistic and highly imaginative electronic sounds. The spectrum of available sounds included different types of drum kit and percussion sounds; orchestral sounds, such as string, brass, and woodwind instruments; and a whole host of original and often very colorful electronic timbres. And this comparatively new resource ...

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