Ableton has published a new book, Making Music – 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers, designed to help you work through problems that can keep you from starting, progressing with or finishing music.
Making Music – 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers is a 340-page hard-bound volume by Dennis DeSantis, Ableton’s head of documentation.
Making Music is not an Ableton Live manual, though. The book’s intended purpose is to be a resource for anyone who makes music with computers, using any software or hardware.
The book is divided into three sections:
- Problems of beginning;
- Problems of progressing; and
- Problems of finishing.
Within this structure, each of the book’s 74 chapters examines a typical roadblock that prevents producers from moving forward with a particular piece of music, and offers up concrete methods for solving musical problems, making progress, or completing projects.
Making Music – 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers will be available for $30 at the Ableton store (it’s currently listed as ‘out of stock’). ebook and iBook editions are planned. You can read excerpts from the book at the Making Music site.