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Music Theory for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt

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26. Conclusion

Through your study of the content of the previous chapters, I hope that by now you have developed a much broader understanding of music theory as it applies to and proves relevant to the computer musician. I devised the content of this book with this very purpose in mind. Music theory is nearly always taught through the framework of classical music, and it is a learning process that depends heavily upon the musician being both an instrumental performer and a reader of written music. For somebody more interested in writing drum and bass or hip-hop, classical music theory can prove both daunting and in many ways irrelevant to the needs of the computer musician. By presenting the content of this book mostly through piano roll view ...

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