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Re: New book that I highly recommend
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 08:58:38 AM »
Nice find!  Alan's new book looks good for beginning composers - and it's not horribly expensive by textbook standards. I think I will order it.

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Re: New book that I highly recommend
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 04:34:23 PM »
Looks good based on the ToC and Intro. I ordered mine.
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Re: New book that I highly recommend
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 06:32:54 AM »
I already ordered it--and recommended it under the "Theory" section. :)
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Re: New book that I highly recommend
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 01:44:08 PM »
That explains my internal confusion: I originally read Ron's post, and then when I got home and went back on the forum to look for the info to order it. I found Michel's post first and thought "That's funny... I thought it was Ron who posted something about this book... Must be getting old...."

Thanks for proving that I'm NOT crazy. Or at least not as crazy as I feared!
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Re: New book that I highly recommend
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 05:16:03 PM »
That explains my internal confusion: I originally read Ron's post, and then when I got home and went back on the forum to look for the info to order it. I found Michel's post first and thought "That's funny... I thought it was Ron who posted something about this book... Must be getting old...."

Thanks for proving that I'm NOT crazy. Or at least not as crazy as I feared!

You ordered it--that's the main thing. It is really cheap for a textbook. 15 years ago I paid $110 for a textbook for a university course.
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Re: New book that I highly recommend
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 06:19:34 PM »
You ordered it--that's the main thing. It is really cheap for a textbook. 15 years ago I paid $110 for a textbook for a university course.

$110.. that's what Gould's "Behind Bars" cost me.
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 11:23:04 AM »
You ordered it--that's the main thing. It is really cheap for a textbook. 15 years ago I paid $110 for a textbook for a university course.

$110.. that's what Gould's "Behind Bars" cost me.


I'd love to have that book but I can't afford to spend that much on a book.
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Re: New book that I highly recommend
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2018, 11:28:24 AM »
$110.. that's what Gould's "Behind Bars" cost me.


I'd love to have that book but I can't afford to spend that much on a book.

It's gone down since, I think it's around $60 now.
And worth every penny.
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Re: New book that I highly recommend
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2018, 11:39:48 AM »
I often find used "classic" textbooks on sale really cheap, though I doubt you could find a used copy of Gould's book. Worth looking though--and it is highly recommended.
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2018, 05:06:54 AM »
There is a kindle version of Behind Bars for $35. BTW.

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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2018, 06:52:48 AM »
There is a kindle version of Behind Bars for $35. BTW.

unfortunately, it's not a "true" Kindle version. there's no wrap around of text if you change the size of the font. it's basically just a PDF port of the book, really not worth the money.
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2018, 07:05:13 AM »
There is a kindle version of Behind Bars for $35. BTW.

I never buy electronic versions of textbooks because it is very difficult to search and flip around to different sections. Give me an old fashioned index any day. (I do read electronic novels, though.)
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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2018, 01:13:01 PM »
I know what you mean Ron, but it is nice to save some money, this hobby can add up.  What are you reading these days? I’ve actually got into audio books lately since reading tends to put me to sleep, I’m reading, well listening to “A Gentleman from Moscow” by Amor Towles, a very enjoyable book.

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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2018, 03:29:23 AM »
I know what you mean Ron, but it is nice to save some money, this hobby can add up.  What are you reading these days? I’ve actually got into audio books lately since reading tends to put me to sleep, I’m reading, well listening to “A Gentleman from Moscow” by Amor Towles, a very enjoyable book.

I am reading a detective series by Louise Penny. The stories are all set in Quebec's Eastern Townships and feature an inspector, Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, In between I read a devastating novel, "The America War" by Omar El Akkad. Set in the 2070's the radical polarization of Americans and the horrific effects of climate change propel a second civil war. This time there are no winners--the USA is destroyed and turned into an uninhabitable wasteland. I am also waiting for Alan's book to arrive.
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