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The Classical Music Book

The Classical Music Book

Who wrote the first true "opera"? Where did the system of musical notation come from? How do composers construct symphonies? The Classical Music Book answers these questions and more by exploring the history of classical music in clear and easy-to-follow sections. More than 90 works by famous composers are analyzed, with explanations of their music theory and impact on society. You will also explore the fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers. Covering Thomas Tallis in the early period, baroque masters like Bach and Handel, and the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner all the way to the modern-day composers, this comprehensive book explores the key ideas rooted in the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions. The importance of each composition is explained, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context. With its unique approach to the subject, this the perfect classical music guide for everyone. Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject or if you are a classical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover on every page. Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

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Genre : Music
Author : DK
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-12-04
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781465483164


This Is Your Brain On Music

This Is Your Brain On Music

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world • Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre • That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise • How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.

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Genre : Science
Author : Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006-08-03
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781101218914


Music

Music

‘Our neurosensory system is inwardly configured music, and we experience music as an artistic quality to the degree that a piece of music is in tune with the mystery of our own musical structure.’ – Rudolf Steiner What is music? Rudolf Steiner regards the essence of music as something spiritual, inaudible to the senses. The world of tones, borne on the vibrations of air, is not the essential element. ‘The true nature of music, the spiritual element in music’, he says, ‘is found between the tones, lies in the intervals as an inaudible quality.’ Rudolf Steiner spoke repeatedly about music as something inherent both in the cosmos and the human being. It played an important role in many forms of ritual and worship, and people once perceived a link between music and the world of stars, which was seen as the dwelling place of the gods. Nowadays our view of music is divorced from such religious outlooks, but research repeatedly demonstrates the profound effect it continues to have on us. In this unique anthology of texts, compiled with a commentary and notes by Michael Kurtz, Steiner describes the realm of the spiritually-resonating harmonies of the spheres and our intrinsic connection to this cosmic music. He also explores the phenomenon of musical listening and experience, as well as Goethe’s approach to music.

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Genre : Anthroposophy
Author : RUDOLF STEINER
Publisher : Rudolf Steiner Press
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 196 Pages
ISBN : 9781855845268


I Can Read Music Book 3

I Can Read Music Book 3

(Faber Piano Adventures ). Following the motivational format of books 1 and 2, the third book in this series also features StoryRhymes and Sightreading Bonanzas, to create an effective reading "booster."

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Genre : Music
Author : Nancy Faber
Publisher :
Release : 2000-01-01
Total Pages : 39 Pages
ISBN : 1616772271


Get Up Stand Up

Get Up Stand Up

Bob Marley's music has inspired millions of listeners around the world with messages of peace, love, and truth. This third picture book adaptation of one of his beloved songs has a timely message for children: To counter injustice, lift others up with kindness and courage. As a young girl goes on with her day in school, she comes across several instances of teasing and intimidation. But with loving action and some help from her friends, she's able to make things right for herself and others. With exuberant pictures by John Jay Cabuay accompanying Marley's iconic lyrics, Get Up, Stand Up is a vibrant testament to the power we all have to make a difference.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Bob Marley
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2019-09-10
Total Pages : 36 Pages
ISBN : 9781452175980


Popular Music From Vittula

Popular Music From Vittula

Now in paperback comes Niemi's riveting and magical portrait of coming-of-age in the Arctic north of Sweden, the single bestselling book in Swedish history.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Mikael Niemi
Publisher : Seven Stories Press
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 237 Pages
ISBN : 1583226591


John P L Roberts The Cbc Radio Canada And Art Music

John P L Roberts The Cbc Radio Canada And Art Music

This book examines the impact of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Société Radio Canada (CBC/SRC) on the development of art music in Canada during the broadcaster’s first fifty years (1936-1986). In so doing, it investigates the achievement of one man: John Peter Lee Roberts. Born in Australia, he arrived in Canada in 1955, and, over the next thirty years, he worked tirelessly as a producer, administrator and adviser at the state broadcaster to bring the music of Canada to the world and the world of music to Canadians. Roberts also played a crucially important role in commissioning, disseminating and promoting new music by Canadian composers.

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Genre : Music
Author : Friedemann Sallis
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2020-10-15
Total Pages : 405 Pages
ISBN : 9781527561007


Elementary Rudiments Of Music

Elementary Rudiments Of Music

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Genre : Music
Author : Barbara Wharram
Publisher : Carl Fischer Music Dist
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 302 Pages
ISBN : 1554400112


Information Literacy In Music

Information Literacy In Music

Information Literacy in Music: An Instructor’s Companion is a practical guide to information literacy instruction for busy librarians and music faculty. This book contains examples of course-integrated assignments designed to help postsecondary music students develop foundational skills in information literacy. These assignments have been solicited from experienced librarians and faculty across the United States, and they represent a broad spectrum of approaches to music research, from historical to applied studies. Be inspired by new and creative solutions to students’ information literacy challenges and by the many examples of successful collaborations between librarians and music faculty.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Beth Christensen
Publisher : A-R Editions, Inc.
Release : 2018-01-01
Total Pages : 254 Pages
ISBN : 9780895798565


Culture Music Education And The Chinese Dream In Mainland China

Culture Music Education And The Chinese Dream In Mainland China

This book focuses on the rapidly changing sociology of music as manifested in Chinese society and Chinese education. It examines how social changes and cultural politics affect how music is currently being used in connection with the Chinese dream. While there is a growing trend toward incorporating the Chinese dream into school education and higher education, there has been no scholarly discussion to date. The combination of cultural politics, transformed authority relations, and officially approved songs can provide us with an understanding of the official content on the Chinese dream that is conveyed in today’s Chinese society, and how these factors have influenced the renewal of values-based education and practices in school music education in China.

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Genre : Education
Author : Wai-Chung Ho
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-01-04
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9789811075339