I've not been able to find any literature on the topic so far. If anyone could point me in the direction of some good books or other, that would be great.

  • Requests for external resource recommendations are off-topic, but here is a related question from the site. – ex nihilo Sep 1 '19 at 11:20
  • You must first ask another question somewhere else, namely "how to ask for resources for composing music in the style of sea shanties on music.stackexchange.com so that the question doesn't get closed as off-topic". It may be possible with clever wording. – piiperi Reinstate Monica Sep 1 '19 at 11:28
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    @piiperi I sometimes detect a slight weariness when you refer to music.SE rules, but rarely see you on meta where there is almost unending opportunity for refreshing. life-affirming debate about such rules... – topo Reinstate Monica Sep 1 '19 at 14:52
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    @piiperi I understand where you're coming from! But SE does not have to be about entirely objective/"correct" Q&A (otherwise sites like Parenting, IPS, and - dare I say - this one couldn't function), and if we as the userbase agree that there's a class of resources questions that can be allowed here, we can decide to allow them... – topo Reinstate Monica Sep 1 '19 at 16:25
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    @piiperi -- I don't at all understand where you are coming from. This question is a naked request for off-site resources; that is plainly off-topic according to the help pages. The reasons for this policy have been discussed ad nauseam on many (of not all) of the SE Meta sites, ours included. Calling those of us who take the time to participate in community moderation "geeks" is pretty lame. If you have a problem with the policy, take it to Meta; if the community disagrees with you, so be it; stop complaining, and stop casting aspersions. Nothing is stopping you from answering below, either. – ex nihilo Sep 1 '19 at 17:40