Classical Music for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 0764550098
ISBN-13: 9780764550096
Edition: 1997
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/4/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

The more you know about classical music, the more you love it. Now, thanks to Classical Music For Dummies, you can achieve a whole new level of insight into both the composers and the compositions that have made classical music one of the great accomplishments of humankind. Classical Music For Dummies doesn't assume that you have a degree in musicology -- or even that you took a course in music appreciation. Rather, the multimedially gifted David Pogue and renowned conductor Scott Speck explain classical music in terms you can understand, and they describe musical elements so that you can hear them for yourself. A reference you can dip into at any point, Classical Music For Dummies covers such topics as The various forms that classical music takes -- from symphonies to string quartets What goes on behind the scenes and on stage to fill a concert hall with great classical music How to recognize, by sight and by sound, the many instruments that make up an orchestra The nuts and bolts of classical music -- from rhythm to harmonic progression Plus, Classical Music For Dummies comes complete with a CD containing over 60 minutes of masterpieces compiled especially for the book. The CD also includes a demo version of the Angel/EMI Classics For Dummies TM multimedia interface to try out on your Windows-based PC or Macintosh computer.

David Pogue grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio and later graduated from Yale University. After graduation, Pogue wrote manuals for music software, worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and wrote for Macworld Magazine. Pogue wrote Macs for Dummies, which became the best-selling Mac title, as well as other books in the Dummies series. He has also written the book, Hard Drive and has co-authored The Weird Wide Web.

Preface
Foreword
Introduction
Welcome to the Classics
Prying Open the Classical Music Oyster
The Entire History of Music in 80 Pages
How to Spot a Sonata
Listen Up!
Dave 'n' Scott's E-Z Concert Survival Guide
A Spin through Your Free CD
A Field Guide to the Orchestra
Keyboards & Co
Strings Attached
Gone with the Woodwinds
The Top (And Bottom) Brass
Percussion's Greatest Hits
Backstage in the Composer's Brain
The Dreaded Music Theory Chapter
Once More, with Feeling: Tempo, Dynamics, and Orchestration
The Part of Tens
The Ten Most Common Misconceptions about Classical Music
The Ten Best Musical Terms for Cocktail Parties
Ten Great Chamber Music Pieces
Ten Great Classical Music Jokes
Ten Ways to Go Beyond This Book
Appendixes
Starting a Classical Music Collection
Old Favorites
MILD on the Taste Meter
MEDIUM on the Taste Meter
MEDIUM HOT on the Taste Meter
HOT on the Taste Meter
Classical Music Timeline
Glossary Index
About the CD
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