Behind Bars available as an e-book


We are delighted to announce that Behind Bars is now available as an e-book. This seminal reference book for composers, arrangers, teachers and students of composition, editors, and music processors is one of the most painstakingly researched books on notation ever written. It has already gained worldwide acclaim in its physical form and is widely considered to be the authoritative guide to musical notation. The author, specialist music editor Elaine Gould, provides a comprehensive grounding in notational principles. 

Behind Bars covers everything from basic rules, conventions and themes to complex instrumental techniques, empowering the reader to prepare music with total clarity and precision. With the advent of computer technology, it has never been more important for musicians to have ready access to principles of best practice in this dynamic field, and this book will support the endeavours of software users and devotees of hand-copying alike. The author's understanding of, and passion for, her subject has resulted in a book that is not only practical but also compellingly readable.


The e-book of Behind Bars is available from Amazon and the iBook store now.

Behind Bars is also available as a hardback book from Faber Music Store and all good music retailers.