History of Music

History of Music

by Shannon Baker Moore, Shannon Baker Moore

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Music is the soundtrack of our lives. Why do people make music? And, what makes a song a hit? Cultures are constantly changing. So are the ways we express ourselves. Essential Library of Cultural History takes a closer look at key forms of Western culture. From music's origins to its contemporary expressions, discover major developments and artists. Explore music's impact on society. And, learn about new techniques and technology's influence on music. Stay on beat with Essential Library of Cultural History.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624035555
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2015
Series: Essential Library of Cultural History Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Explosion of Music 6

Chapter 2 Ancient Influences 12

Chapter 3 The Rise of the Renaissance 24

Chapter 4 Spectacular Sounds 36

Chapter 5 A Shift to Lighter Music 50

Chapter 6 Romantic Pianists 62

Chapter 7 A Time of Change 74

Chapter 8 The Rise of Rock 'N' Roll 88

Timeline 98

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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