The Usborne Story of Music

The Usborne Story of Music

by Eileen O'Brien
     
 

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A fascinating intro. to music, from prehistoric times to the present day. Detailed info. traces the development of instruments, styles & techniques, showing how they have changed over the centuries. Musical forms are clearly explained, while beautiful illustrations & photos help to set the styles in context. Plenty of suggestions for music to listen to, this book… See more details below

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A fascinating intro. to music, from prehistoric times to the present day. Detailed info. traces the development of instruments, styles & techniques, showing how they have changed over the centuries. Musical forms are clearly explained, while beautiful illustrations & photos help to set the styles in context. Plenty of suggestions for music to listen to, this book makes an enjoyable intro. to the world of music for children. Chapters: music in ancient times, medieval, renaissance, baroque & classical music, the orchestra, romantic music, opera, music & dance, blues, jazz, music in the 20th cent., pop music, music in the Middle East, Africa, & the Far East.

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Children's Literature - Judy Chernak
An expansive coverage of music, starting from a 10,000 year old cave painting which shows people clapping, this beautifully illustrated book is also a good source for dance information. Different periods, such as medieval and baroque, are discussed along with the instruments used and dances developed at that time. There are also sections on opera, blues, modern music and special musical forms from the Middle East, Far East and Africa. The book closes with suggestions for listening to representative compositions for each type of music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580869355
Publisher:
EDC Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
Story of Music Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.65(w) x 10.83(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

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