Classical Music For Dummies


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Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music 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. You'll be introduced to the composers and their work, and discover the groundbreaking pieces that shake the world every time they're played. Begin building your classical music library with the essential recordings that define orchestral, choral, and operatic beauty as you get acquainted with the orchestras and musicians that bring the composers to life. Whether you want to play classical music or just learn more about it, Classical Music For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know to get the most out of this increasingly popular genre. Distinguish flute from piccolo, violin from viola, and trumpet from trombone Learn the difference between overtures, requiems, arias, and masses Explore the composers that shaped music as we know it Discover the recordings your music library cannot be without Classical music has begun sneaking into the mainstream — if your interest has been piqued, there's never been a better time to develop an appreciation for this incredibly rich, complex, and varied body of work. Classical Music For Dummies lays the groundwork, and demonstrates just how amazing classical music can be.

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Author by David Pogue
Genre eBook Music
Read Book 384
ISBN Number 9781119049753

Classical Music For Dummies


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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 DummiesTM multimedia interface to try out on your Windows-based PC or Macintosh computer.

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Author by David Pogue
Genre eBook Music
Read Book 384
ISBN Number 0764550098

Classical Piano Music For Dummies


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Want to learn the most popular piano music of the past 300 years? Then you are holding the right book. Ninety selections with suggestions for fingerings are included, each with their own performance notes detailing the wheres, whats, and hows--all in plain English.

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Author by Susanne Sheston
Genre eBook Music
Read Book 239
ISBN Number 1423428587

Music Composition For Dummies


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Want to turn that haunting tune in your head into an awesome sound in your ear? You can! Music Composition For Dummies demystifies the process of composing music and writing songs. It guides you through every step of writing your own music, from choosing the right rhythm and tempo to creating melodies and chord progressions and working with instruments and voices. In this fun and practical guide, you’ll learn how to match keys and chords to the mood you want to convey, work a form without limiting your creativity, and hammer out a musical idea, even when your mind is drawing a blank. You’ll find out how to create popular songs, classically structured pieces, and even film, TV, and video game soundtracks. And, you’ll learn what you need to know about music composition software, including Finale, Sebelius, Pro Tools, and more. Discover how to: Preserve and organize your musical ideas Work with established chord progressions or create your own Develop great rhythms Select the right instruments Find melodies in your head, your instrument, and the world around you Use major and minor scales Work with modes and moods Build melodic motifs and phrases Use the circle of fifths to harmonize Write for multiple voices Make a demo recording Filled with creative exercises to build your composing skills, Music Composition for Dummies is the resource you need to get that melody out of your head and into the world.

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Author by Scott Jarrett
Genre eBook Music
Read Book 368
ISBN Number 0470289937

Opera For Dummies


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Author by David Pogue
Genre eBook Music
Read Book 384
ISBN Number 1118053397

The Vintage Guide To Classical Music


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Surveys the history of Western classical music, offers brief profiles of influential composers from Vivaldi to John Cage, and discusses important compositions and periods

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Author by Jan Swafford
Genre eBook Music
Read Book 597
ISBN Number 9780679728054

Jazz For Dummies


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Author by Dirk Sutro
Genre eBook Music
Read Book 384
ISBN Number 9781118068526

Violin For Dummies


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Take a bow and start playing tunes with this friendly guide! Whether you're an aspiring classical musician or you just want to fiddle around, Violin For Dummies will have you making music in not time. This interactive book-and-CD-ROM package makes it easy with step-by-step instruction on everything from simple tunes to show-stopping techniques. With coverage of musical styles including classical, country, and jazz, this is the ultimate guide to the violin. Discover how to: * Choose the right violin and accessories * Develop correct violin and bow hold * Understand the language of music * Play classical, country, gypsy, and jazz * Tune, change strings, and perform simple maintenance Get Smart @www.dummies.com * Find listings of all our books * Choose from many different subject categories * Sign up for eTips at etips.dummies.com MP3 files of every song and exercise from the book. Video clips demonstrating techniques to help you pick up and play. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Author by Katharine Rapoport
Genre eBook Music
Read Book 432
ISBN Number 0470677139

Classical Guitar For Dummies


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A reference for aspiring and beginner-level guitar players offers hands-on instruction in the fundamentals as well as a series of practice exercises, in a guide that is complemented by a bonus CD of songs, chords, and audio/MP3 files. Original.

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Author by Jon Chappell
Genre eBook Music
Read Book 360
ISBN Number 9780470464700

88 Piano Classics For Beginners


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Beginning pianists of all ages will cherish this excellent compilation of piano classics. Many of the greatest composers — J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt — are represented by several pieces each, some newly adapted for the piano. Popular works include the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Claire de Lune, and Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Author by David Dutkanicz
Genre eBook Music
Read Book 144
ISBN Number 9780486262895