Get Started In Classical Music.

Collins, Stephen.

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Aims to demystify and open up this type of music to the newcomer, though not to oversimplify it. The first part concentrates on the listening aspects, identifying themes, structures, melody, harmony and rhythm. The second part considers a chronological approach to classical music from early times to the present. It is accompanied by a charming CD and will definitely expand your horizons.


SKU: 9781473600959


TEACH YOURSELF CLASSICAL MUSIC is a clear, concise yet comprehensive introduction to the world of classical music for the newcomer. It takes your listening experience as the starting point and fills in factual details along the way. New topics are introduced step by step and are always presented from the listener's point of view. These topics include: - Listening to music: developing skills - What is classical music? - The architecture of music: forms and structures - Historical background: different periods and different styles - The instruments of the orchestra - Starting a collection of recorded music Examples from well-known pieces are examined in a clear and non-technical way. Whether you dip into TEACH YOURSELF CLASSICAL MUSIC from time to time or read it straight through, you will feel that your musical horizons have been broadened and that you have gained the knowledge and confidence to extend your musical experiences further. An accompanying CD offers key extracts from well-known and important works, to enhance your enjoyment and knowledge even further.

Book Details

Author Collins, Stephen.
Format Book/CD
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Imprint Teach Yourself Books
Number of Pages 240
Publish Date 27/12/2013
Catalogue Aug19
Catalogue book number 239