Classical Music for Dummies, 2ed

David Pogue, Scott Speck

ISBN: 9788126557387

388 pages

eBook also available for institutional users 

INR 499


Classical Music for Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, how Mozart is different still, and why not all "classical" music is actually Classical if it's really Baroque or Romantic.



Part I: Getting Started with Classical Music

Chapter 1: Prying Open the Classical Music Oyster

Chapter 2: The Entire History of Music in 80 Pages

Chapter 3: Knowing How to Spot a Sonata


Part II: Listen Up!

Chapter 4: Dave 'n' Scott's EZ Concert Survival Guide

Chapter 5: For Your Listening Pleasure


Part III: A Field Guide to the Orchestra

Chapter 6: Keyboards & Co

Chapter 7: Strings Attached

Chapter 8: Gone with the Woodwinds

Chapter 9: The Top (and Bottom) Brass

Chapter 10: Percussion's Greatest Hits


Part IV: Peeking into the Composer's Brain

Chapter 11: The Dreaded Music Theory Chapter

Chapter 12: Once More, with Feeling: Tempo, Dynamics and Orchestration


Part V: The Part of Tens

Chapter 13: The Ten Most Common Misconceptions about Classical Music

Chapter 14: The Ten Best Musical Terms for Cocktail Parties

Chapter 15: Ten Great Classical Music Jokes

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Get More Music in Your Life


Part VI: The Appendixes

Appendix A: Starting a Classical Music Collection

Appendix B: Classical Music Timeline

Appendix C: Glossary



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