The Internet-linked Introduction to Music
This introduction to music covers topics from sound recording and the rock business to reading music and composers. It is packed with suggestions for tracks to listen to, plus a useful glossary of musical terms. The history and development is explored along with detailed biographies of musicians. It features access to websites and free downloadable pictures and diagrams with text explaining how to find and listen to music on the Internet, insight is given into music theory and the science of music, plus an instrument guide.
- Hardback | 96 pages
- 220 x 280 x 22mm | 920.81g
- 27 Oct 2000
- Usborne Publishing Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- colour illustrations, glossary, index
Table of contents
Listening to music; music on the Internet 1; music on the Internet 2; music on the Internet 3; types of music; rock and pop; popular music styles; more popular styles; the music industry; what is jazz?; how jazz began; music in ancient times; mediaeval music; Renaissance music; writing music down; scales; Baroque music; classical music; romantic music; nationalist music; 20th century music; music in the Far East; music in Africa; Native American music; Arab music; the science of sound; the composer; the performer; ballet; singing; the story of opera 1; the story of opera 2; music for film and television; sound reproduction; how instruments work; the orchestra; stringed instruments; woodwind instruments; brass instruments; percussion instruments; electric and electronic instruments; learning an instrument; reading music 1; reading music 2; reading music 3; classical composers; instructions in music.