Serial composition is perhaps one film composition’s greatest tools. Learn how to wield it with artistry and craft in your scores. Get the latest book from legendary composer, orchestrator and teacher Jack Smalley and delve into the atonal magic of twelve-tone rows. MORE …

There is only one Jack Smalley.


Famed composer, orchestrator and arranger and beloved professor, teacher and mentor to hundreds of composers at the USC School of Music, Grove School of Music and privately over the decades, Jack has made an indelible imprint on the world of film and T.V. music, popular music and academia. Learn more.

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Jack has written several books such as Composing Music for Film, 50 Great Themes and Why They Work, Lyrics, Lyrics Lyrics, Serial Music Composition and The Music Came First. Get your copies here.

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