I've taken a year of music theory, so I know all the basic conventions and I'd like to take it a step further and start composing little songs, like minuets or something. Are there any good beginning composition books for someone proficient in first-year college music theory?
I'd like it to apply to any instrument, but I do play classical guitar, some piano and other miscellaneous instruments.
Music Composition 1 by Jonathan E. Peters looks promising. If anybody has read it maybe you could recommend it.