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    I own a copy of Samuel Adler's Study of Orchestration, and I thought: "I wonder if there is a similar book for piano composition". There is a section in that book for piano, but being a book about orchestration it talks about how to integrate the piano into the orchestra which is not really what I'm currently looking for. I have looked for some books on piano composition, but much to my surprise, I came out empty-handed.

    I have just begun composing so I'm not very good, and I thought a book on how to write for the piano would be very helpful to me, but I can't find any.

    Dos anyone here have any ideas?

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    I remember years ago using a book called Advanced Melody, Harmony and Composition by a Paul.. somebody. It has sections for developing melody and phrases, understanding form and writing piano textures.

    It's okay. Composition is not an easy thing to teach through a book.
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    Hi, thanks for the response.

    I have since found out that what I have been looking for is actually a book that teaches piano techniques which can then be applied to composition. Things like chords, arpeggios, pedalling, playing multiple voices, etc. that are pianistic. For that, Piano Professional Series: The Foundations of Technique by Murray McLachlan looks like a good choice. I apologize for being confusing in my original post.

    By the way, the full name of the author of Advanced Melody, Harmony and Composition is Paul Sturman.

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