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Description - The Story of Music by Howard Goodall

Music is an intrinsic part of everyday life, and yet the history of its development from single notes to multi-layered orchestration can seem bewilderingly complex. In his dynamic tour through 40,000 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-strikes us with its original force. 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. The story of music is the story of our urge to invent, connect, rebel-and entertain. Howard Goodall's beautifully clear and compelling account is both a hymn to human endeavor and a groundbreaking map of our musical journey.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781605985381
ISBN-10: 1605985384
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 163mm x 36mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Pegasus Books
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Howard Goodall

Howard Goodall is an EMMY, BRIT, and BAFTA award-winning composer of choral music, stage musicals, film and TV scores, and a distinguished broadcaster. In recent years he has been England's first ever National Ambassador for Singing, the Classical Brit Composer of the Year, and Classic FM's Composer-in-Residence. He was recently appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to music education. He lives in London.

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