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History of Western Music

  • Format: eBook
  • Edition: 2016
  • Publisher: Little Green Apples Publishing LLC

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Follow the fascinating history of western music from Boethius to Bach to Beethoven to Bartok to the Beatles in one concise and comprehensive read. The History of Western Music Study Brief is a quick reference guide that compiles in one convenient resource important music history facts and concepts, offering immediate access to a summary of major musical periods, styles, and influences. A brief introduction to music theory and elements is also incluuded. This academic outline provides a concise summary of the western music styles and periods including a time line of detailed events, descriptions of major figures, key concepts and representative characteristics. Review significant events and developments, major artists and their significant works, along with key terms and definitions and many enlightening visuals. Fast access to definitions of key terms and clear explanations of major musical styles and trends. This is the perfect study companion for students taking a history of western music class. It also makes an interesting and informative short read for anyone with an interest in the history of western music from ancient to modern times. This Study Brief aims to emphasize the basics, clarifying what every music history scholar needs to know to recognize musical developments and stylistic influences and appreciate musical masterpieces from different periods. Specific periods covered from 1000 BC to Present are: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern and Postmodern. Elements of music discussed include: rhythm, melody, harmony, key and form.

Topics Covered:

  • Ancient Music
  • Medieval and Renaissance Music
  • Baroque Music
  • Classical Music
  • Romantic Music
  • Modern and Postmodern Music
  • Comparison of Musical Styles
  • Introduction to Music Theory
  • Elements of Music
  • References

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