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The Story of Music : From Babylon to the Beatles: How Music Has Shaped Civilization
by Howard Goodall


Overview - In his dynamic tour through 40,000 years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop, Howard Goodall leads us through the story of music as it happened, idea by idea, so that each musical innovation--harmony, notation, sung theatre, the orchestra, dance music, recording--strikes us with its original force.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In his dynamic tour through 40,000 years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop, Howard Goodall leads us through the story of music as it happened, idea by idea, so that each musical innovation--harmony, notation, sung theatre, the orchestra, dance music, recording--strikes us with its original force. Along the way, he also gives refreshingly clear descriptions of what music is and how it works: what scales are all about, why some chords sound discordant, and what all post-war pop songs have in common The story of music is the story of our urge to invent, connect, rebel--and entertain. Howard Goodall's beautifully clear and compelling account is both a hymn to human endeavor and a groundbreaking map of our musical journey.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781605986708
  • ISBN-10: 1605986704
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • Publish Date: January 2015
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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