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Complete Guide to Film Scoring
An essential resource for both students and professionals, offering shrewd insight into the business, process, and art of writing music for film and TV. Interviews with top film scoring professionals add the priceless insight of the wisdom that comes with experience.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Berklee Press Publications
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Great book. Not a book about music theory or notes; it's about the business, logistics, and practicalities of working on scores, with a bunch of interviews with successful composers talking about their successes and failures. It's a tiny bit out of date (1999), but really good stuff.
Great book with much of the information one would need to get started as a professional Film Scorer. I wasn't to keen on the interviews at the end because many of the chapters had excerpts from each of the composers interviewed, from there it was kind of down hill. All and all it was a great book. Seemed more so like it could possibly be used as a classroom tool for teaching film composition to students.
The Complete Guide to Film Scoring, was by far, the best music reference book I've read. Richard Davis works in the film industry and is therefore, very knowledgeable on the subject. He also interviews countless popular film composers throughout the book which really helps with his credibility as well as keeping the book interesting. I will definitely be using this book as a heavy reference text for my classes.