Howard Goodall

The Story of Music (Paperback)

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Books : The Story of Music (Paperback)
This accompanies BBC2's major new TV series and The Story of Music in 50 Pieces on Radio 3. In his dynamic tour through 40000 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 broadcasting - strikes us with its original force. He focuses on what changed when and why picking out the discoveries that revolutionised man-made sound and bringing to life musical visionaries from the little-known Perotin to the colossus of Wagner. 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.

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Publisher
Random House UK, Vintage Books
Book Format
Paperback
Number of Pages
368
Author
Howard Goodall
Title
The Story of Music
ISBN-13
9780099587170
Publication Date
January, 2014
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
7.77 x 5.04 x 0.93 Inches
ISBN-10
0099587173

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The best book on music...

The best book on music history I have read. Goodall does a magnificent job of showing how musical styles and trends involved within their respective cultural contexts. Of particular interest is how the notation and scale system evolved as musicians liberated themselves from church dominated patronage to asserting themselves as individuals. Though it is now often consigned to elite or at least esoteric status, the author takes pains to show that "Classical Music" was the mainstream preference for centuries and still leaves its stamp on many genres. It also keeps the technical music talk to a minimum so the narrative flows in an enjoyable manner.

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