Reference work and textbook in one: the handbook for composition students and lecturers, composers, arrangers and conductors as well as for sound engineers and recording engineers. Anyone who wants to compose or arrange must not only be well trained in musictheory, but also know a great deal about the instruments used: What range and technical possibilities do they have? What needs to be considered when combining different instruments, what tonal effects result? How should the notation look, especially for special effects? Ertugrul Sevsay’s compendium, written from many years of teaching experience, answers these questions in two parts. The first part is a comprehensive introduction to instruments. It covers in detail both traditional and modern playing techniques and explains the notation of multiple fingerings, harmonics and other more complicated elements. The second part contains practical exercises of increasing difficulty. On the basis of 50 parts of well-known works, exercises are set and solved by means of the original score and accompanying analysis. Tables with tonal ranges and frequently used terms in German, Italian, English and French complete the book.