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Music Technology from Scratch [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Mortimer Rhind-Tutt
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30 Nov 2009 1906178860 978-1906178864
Music Technology from Scratch provides a complete beginners guide to recording, mixing, and mastering music. It is an essential book for anyone studying or interested in music technology, and those wishing to create their own professional-quality recordings. How does sound work? How do I record a range of instruments? How do I record, mix and master a track? How do I use MIDI for sequencing and arranging? Music Technology from Scratch answers these questions, and more. Exploring both the theory and practice of music technology, it gives the reader clear information on how equipment works and how to get the best results from it. Fully illustrated throughout, diagrams and photos provide step-by-step guides to using your equipment. It includes tips and hints on polishing your recordings and making sure your sessions run smoothly, test yourself questions and projects at the end of each chapter, and a full glossary explaining all technical terms and concepts. It is also enhanced by online videos with explanations of equipment and techniques. This book will help you to achieve a better grade for any of these courses: GCSE, AS and A2 Music and Music Technology, BTEC Firsts and Nationals in Music and Music Technology, and the new Creative and Media Diploma.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Rhinegold Publishing (30 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906178860
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906178864
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 25.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Finally a reference book which is not aimed at any specific exam course but addresses the complexities of Music Technology in a student-friendly manner. Not only an excellent new reference tool for students, it will also be of great use to the many music teachers who are starting out teaching this subject, and to the keen amateur who produces music at home. --Ingrid McLean, Subject leader for Music, Hanham High School, Bristol

A reader-friendly approach to dealing with previously complex explanations of technology; presenting clear passages of text and colourful diagrams. The most impressive part of the book is its ability to appeal to a wide variety of readers, both in terms of age and ability. Many of the chapters would be of interest to those who are either starting their career, want to brush up on their understanding or would like to further engage with their hobby. --Daisy Sunda, PGCE music student, Oxford Brookes

About the Author

Mortimer Rhind-Tutt began his musical career as an orchestral trumpet player after studying at the Royal Academy of Music. He moved full time into education as principal of Ealing Junior Music School and is now head of music technology at Millfield School in Somerset.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Supporting Reference 14 May 2010
This book provides a useful reference to anyone learning the basics of music technology. It's all generic -- no brand names are used, and all the concepts are clearly explained.

It's well structured too: it has a logical flow, and is written in a clear, simple language.

I'll be recommending it to all my students on my music technology/home recording courses.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Teacher and Student 15 July 2013
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Really useful book, as a teacher who is not too familiar with Music Technology basics, this is something I would strongly recommend for curious teachers to read. I would strongly suggest that if you are a school who runs a music technology course in schools, that you invest in a couple of these books for students to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book! 3 April 2014
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This book has been written so clearly and has plenty of visuals to bring explanations to life- highly recommended!
This will be a great study guide once I begin my Music production and sound engineering course.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Review 16 Feb 2013
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Pros: Good layout, easy to digest information and format.
Cons: Very long wait for dispatch and late arrival by three days.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 29 July 2014
Interesting and fast delivery
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