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I don't know of a book -and I would be very surpised if there was any who would dare to give such an answer- however I would like to recommend that you start to build your own collection musical devices by listening works of your favorite composers and observating how you feel when listening certain passages and examining their characteristics. Moods and ...


If you go back to the early development of "modern" music in the 17th and 18th centuries, there was a large system of conventions over this. Much of it was considered analogous to the conventions of rhetoric and oratory, based on classical Latin and Greek, and music was taught in conjunction with those subjects at "university level". For example Mozart, as a ...

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