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How To Listen To Great Music

Author: Robert Greenberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101513958
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From one of the most trusted names in continuing education—the knowledge you need to unlock "the most abstract and sublime of all the arts." Whether you're listening in a concert hall or on your iPod, concert music has the power to move you. The right knowledge can deepen the ability of this music to edify, enlighten, and stir the soul. In How to Listen to Great Music, Professor Robert Greenberg, a composer and music historian, presents a comprehensive, accessible guide to how music has mirrored Western history, that will transform the experience of listening for novice and long-time listeners alike. You will learn how to listen for key elements in different genres of music - from madrigals to minuets and from sonatas to symphonies-along with the enthralling history of great music from ancient Greece to the 20th century. You'll get answers to such questions as Why was Beethoven so important? How did the Enlightenment change music? And what's so great about opera anyway? How to Listen to Great Music will let you finally hear what you've been missing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

We Rock Music Lab

Author: Jason Hanley
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1627882200
Size: 64.29 MB
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Finally! A hip, fun and culturally relevant series of music appreciation books, perfect for modern music-loving families who want to take advantage of this era of exploding musical access! Get a personal guided tour through an amazing historical back-catalog of music that was previously unavailable. We Rock!: A Fun Family Guide for Exploring Rock Music History is a guided tour through thrilling corners of the musical universe that should not be missed! This book highlights great songs in rock history, shares insights and stories on the artists, details the social and historical influences at play, and offers fun activities for families to do together. Detailed listening guides help music fans understand song structure, lyrics, and instrumentation. Related listening lists introduce readers to other exciting artists in similar genres. Set into 52 "music labs," these stories can be explored at will by individuals and families or used as a curriculum for community groups and educators. There really are no other books out there like this—that are music appreciation books for a general audience that focus on popular music—so pick up yours today and soon have your whole family singing "We Rock". Upcoming volumes on Blues & Jazz and DJs, Dance, and Electronica are forthcoming.

Explorer S Guide The Seattle Vancouver Book Includes The Olympic Peninsula Victoria More A Great Destination

Author: Ray Chatelin
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581579632
Size: 50.95 MB
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Savor the magical harmony of contrasts—from mountains to the sea, cosmopolitan cities to the rolling hills of wine country. On the surface, Seattle and Vancouver seem so similar as to be inseparable. Dig a little deeper, and their distinctive personalities spring forth. This book revels in the differences as well as the similarities of the two cities and the regions they occupy, and it serves as an exuberant and insightful guide to discovering and enjoying their unique offerings. As in each Great Destinations series guidebook, you'll find important contact information for lodging, dining, shopping, and recreational activities, transportation details, a calendar of events, special "If Time Is Short" options, local history, a host of photos and maps, and essential information for residents. Find out why National Geographic Traveler said the Explorer's Great Destinations series is "consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered. Readable, tasteful, appealingly designed. Strong on dining, lodging, culture, and history."

Billboard

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

The Rough Guide To Opera

Author: Matthew Boyden
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781858287492
Size: 73.96 MB
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Sketches of opera composers, opera synopses, and CD reviews.