The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music History (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 1, 2008 - Music - 336 pages
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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

  

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Contents

Ancient Music in the Ancient World
5
The Medieval Period
11
The Renaissance Period
23
Secular Music in the Renaissance
29
The Baroque Period
37
J S Bach
46
Baroque Vocal Works
53
The Classical Period
59
Notable TwentiethCentury Composers
114
The Evolution of Classical Music
125
American Popular Music
135
From Reconstruction to the Turn of the Century
144
Blues and Jazz
153
The Great American Songbook
175
Popular Music from 1950 to Today
193
Dont Knock the Rock
206

The Speed of Change
62
Instrumental Music in the Classical Period
74
The Romantic Period
81
Romantic Instrumental Works
98
The Twentieth
105
World Music
223
It The Musk of the Middle East
237
The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean
249
Appendixes
259
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About the author (2008)

Michael Miller is the author of several books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Drums, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Singing, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition. He has been using Cubase for a number of years. He used Cubase SX to record the audio CD included with the second edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Drums.

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