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The History of Music A Handbook and Guide for Students by Waldo S. Pratt

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English


  • Music / History & Criticism,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • Music,
  • Music/Songbooks

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages740
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8546783M
ISBN 101432626930
ISBN 109781432626938

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The book itself is great. However, I was more interested in history of classical music but this book focuses on all genres and all countries. Only 1/3 (or less) of the book is about the classical period of music history. Overall good quality, illustrations, and presentation/5(72). Music, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and are various theories about the time and place of music origin. Images from B.C.E., found in a cave in Turkey, include drummers and dancers. A History of Western Music.J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V. Palisca. W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN (hardcover). The Eighth Edition of A History of Western Music is a vivid, accessible, and richly contextual view of music in Western culture. Building on his monumental revision of the Seventh Edition, Peter Burkholder has refined an .   There wasn't a book that followed pop music's development from the start of the s, when the introduction of vinyl records, the "hit parade", the weekly music press and the Dansette – the.

About the Book. Understanding Music: Past and Present is an open Music Appreciation textbook co-authored by music faculty across Georgia. The text covers the fundamentals of music and the physics of sound, an exploration of music from the Middle Ages to the present day, and a final chapter on popular music in the United States/5(11). The Harvard Dictionary of Music (Harvard University Press Reference Library): Don Michael Randel: : Books > "This treasure trove includes entries on all the styles and forms in Western music; comprehensive articles on the. For the history of music the decisive event was the fall of Athens in B.c., and the revolt against the ideals of her former intellectual elite. In most other matters the post-war education was strongly con­ servative. But musical incompetence, once the mark of the cad, became a plume of the new snobbery. It was asked whether the citizen. Prehistoric music, once more commonly called primitive music, is the name given to all music produced in preliterate cultures (), beginning somewhere in very late geological toric music is followed by ancient music in most of Europe ( BC) and later music in subsequent European-influenced areas, but still exists in isolated areas.

  The book is divided into two parts (– and –), each of which approaches the major repertory of the period by way of essays investigating the intellectual and socio-political history of the time. The music itself is discussed in five central chapters within each part, amplified by essays on topics such as popular culture. Rock History Book/Music. 1, likes 4 talking about this. Keeping you up to date with the latest Rock interviews and music ers: K. Music publishing is the business of creating, producing and distributing printed musical scores, parts, and books in various types of music notation, while ensuring that the composer, songwriter and other creators receive credit and royalties or other payment (where applicable). This article outlines the early history of the industry. This audio book was a great introduction to Classical Music history which seemed well researched, the audio excerpts a must to get the full mood of the era. I loved this so much I would like to get the hard copy book so I can make notes and refer to/5.