BONUSCHAPTER1

Performing Your Music

If you’ve read through the book chapters, you’ve learned enough theory to compose your own piece of music, and you’ve arranged it for a vocal or instrumental ensemble. Now it’s time to venture out into the real world, and get that music played.

Scary, isn’t it?

Having your music performed can be a nerve-wracking experience. Will all the parts fit together? Did you write in the proper ranges? Did you transpose all the parts properly? How will it sound?

Of course, to hear your music performed, you have to arrange for a group to do the performing. If it’s a simple song, that might be as easy as gathering together your local garage band for a quick read-through. If it’s a vocal arrangement, you might be able ...

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