hi.if you can help help in anyway ill be thankful :).
i wanna become someone like morricone.Ive written some scorses and i can play the piano in advanced levels BUT my knowledge of composing is very little .and i don know what to do. :(
things that i heard from morricone himself in his interviews is that i should study some composers of the past.
btw way ive heard if you get too much knowledge your musical passion may disappear as you just rely on techniques.

my questions:
1.what book are there for me to gain enough knowledge about composition and other things.
2.how can i study other composers? (Morricone is the first one i wanna study)
3.any tips and advices?
4.what should i do?plz tell in details