A new edition of the “best songs” textbook at the college level has added a glossary, new words to avoid and more options to help you create music that’s as fun to listen to as it is to sing.
“There are so many ways to write music, so much choice and so much fun,” said Michael D. Tamburin, director of curriculum and instruction for the College of Arts and Sciences, which publishes the textbook.
“We wanted to bring it all into one place, so that we’re not making it harder for students to choose.”
Tamburon said the glossary has two main parts: “A guide to music production terminology and a gloss on musical terminology” and “A gloss on common production terminology used in film and TV.”
It is based on research that has been done by the Center for the Study of Music and Film at UCLA.
The new edition comes out next week, Tambarin said.
It is available at the College Bookstore for $25.
It is not the first time the glossaries have been added to the curriculum.
The glossary for the “Music Education for Artists” edition of “The Complete Musical Production Handbook” was published in 2017.
It was updated last year, but Tambulon said he was not aware of any changes in the way that the glosses have been updated since then.
Students who are interested in learning more about music production may check out the “A Musical Production Glossary” on the college website.
“It’s kind of like a musical history guide,” he said.