The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music History

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music History

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Penguin Putnam
A beautifully composed journey through music history!

Music history is a required course for all music students. Unfortunately, the typical music history book is dry and academic, focusing on rote memorization of important composers and works. This leads many to think that the topic is boring, but bestselling author Michael Miller proves that isn’t so. This guide makes music history interesting and fun, for both music students and older music lovers.

• Covers more than Western “classical” music—also includes non-Western music and uniquely American forms such as jazz
• More than just names and dates—puts musical developments in context with key historical events

Dorling Kindersley Pub
A beautifully composed journey through music history!

Music history is a required course for all music students. Unfortunately, the typical music history book is dry and academic, focusing on rote memorization of important composers and works. This leads many to think that the topic is boring, but bestselling author Michael Miller proves that isnt so. This guide makes music history interesting and fun, for both music students and older music lovers.

Covers more than Western classical musicalso includes non-Western music and uniquely American forms such as jazz
More than just names and datesputs musical developments in context with key historical events


Baker & Taylor
An entertaining history of world music that puts musical developments in context to important historical events and people examines the evolution of Western classical music, as well as non-Western music and other uniquely American forms of music including jazz. Original.

Book News
This guide for students and nonmusicians traces the history of music within its historical context. Sections cover Western classical music from the ancient Greeks to the twentieth century; American popular music, including colonial music, blues, jazz, popular song, and rock; and world music, which covers the music of Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Musical examples are included, as are listening lists, but there is no bibliography. Miller, a composer and arranger, has written many books in the Idiot's Guides series. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

DK Publishing
A beautifully composed journey through music history!

Music history is a required course for all music students. Unfortunately, the typical music history book is dry and academic, focusing on rote memorization of important composers and works. This leads many to think that the topic is boring, but bestselling author Michael Miller proves that isn?t so. This guide makes music history interesting and fun, for both music students and older music lovers.

? Covers more than Western ?classical? music?also includes non-Western music and uniquely American forms such as jazz
? More than just names and dates?puts musical developments in context with key historical events


Baker
& Taylor

A history of world music that places musical developments in context to important historical events and examines the evolution of both Western and non-Western music from prehistoric times to the present.

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha, c2008
ISBN: 9781592577514
1592577512
Branch Call Number: 780.9 MIL
Characteristics: xx, 315 p. : ill., music ; 28 cm

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