Basic Elements of Music

Basic Elements of Music introduces the reader to information essential for a basic understanding of music in its broadest sense. The material is covered in survey form and includes the history of music and the composers who made that history, the history of the instruments and how they function, an introduction to the science of sound, sound production, the various types of ensembles, the fundamentals of music theory, form in music, musical notation, and music nomenclature. The chapters are written on an introductory level but with erudition worthy of serious study. This is not a book for dummies.

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