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Classical Music For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-5009-6
384 pages
September 1997
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Part I: Welcome to the Classics.

Chapter 1: Prying Open the Classical Music Oyster.

Chapter 2: The Entire History of Music in 80 Pages.

Chapter 3: How to Spot a Sonata.

Part II: Listen Up!

Chapter 4: Dave 'n' Scott's E-Z Concert Survival Guide.

Chapter 5: A Spin through Your Free CD.

Part III: A Field Guide to the Orchestra.

Chapter 6: Keyboards & Co.

Chapter 7: Strings Attached.

Chapter 8: Gone with the Woodwinds.

Chapter 9: The Top (And Bottom) Brass.

Chapter 10: Percussion's Greatest Hits.

Part IV: Backstage in the Composer's Brain.

Chapter 11: The Dreaded Music Theory Chapter.

Chapter 12: Once More, with Feeling: Tempo, Dynamics, and Orchestration.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 13: The Ten Most Common Misconceptions about Classical Music.

Chapter 14: The Ten Best Musical Terms for Cocktail Parties.

Chapter 15: Ten Great Chamber Music Pieces.

Chapter 16: Ten Great Classical Music Jokes.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Go Beyond This Book.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Starting a Classical Music Collection.

List 1: Old Favorites.

List 2: MILD on the Taste Meter.

List 3: MEDIUM on the Taste Meter.

List 4: MEDIUM HOT on the Taste Meter.

List 5: HOT on the Taste Meter.

Appendix B: Classical Music Timeline.

Appendix C: Glossary


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