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Books for Learning Composition(r/musictheory)
Here’s a couple that I’ve found useful:
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Composition by Michael Miller – www.amazon.com/Complete-Idiots-Guide-Composition-G… – this is the first book I read on composing and I found it was a great introductory text. Not too heavy, entertaining but still informative. Will provide you with a basic foundation to build upon.
Fundamentals of Music Composition by Arnold Schoenberg – www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Musical-Composition-Ar… – this one is more theoretical but packed full of good information. A classic.
Composing Music, A New Approach by William Russo – www.amazon.com/Composing-Music-Approach-William-Ru… – this one’s a bit more modern and full of practical exercises, will get you composing straight away.
And the one I’m reading at the moment, Jazz Composition and Arranging in the Digital Age by Richard Sussman and Michael Abene – www.amazon.com/Jazz-Composition-Arranging-Digital-…
Hope that helps!