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Music History

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From Vivaldi to Mozart, learn more about famous composers with these picture books. Use them to teach music or music history.

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On this day in 1964, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "It's All Over Now," the group's first of 8 UK No.1's. The song was written by Bobby Womack and Shirley Womack. To learn more about music history, check this author's collection of RollingStone magazines.

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There are no definitive histories, writes Elijah Wald, in this provocative reassessment of American popular music, "because the past keeps looking different as the present changes." Earlier musical styles sound different to us today because we hear them through the musical filter of other styles that came after them, all the way through funk and hip hop. As its blasphemous title suggests, How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll rejects the conventional pieties of mainstream jazz and rock…

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A Look at the History of the Emo and Indie Music Era Explore the cultural, social, and psychological factors surrounding the genres. Though songs can be timeless, music is often a result of the era in which it was created. The 2000s in music gave rise to indie, emo, and punk rock, carrying an emotional tone that has resonated with listeners ever since. Originally appealing to a small selection of music lovers, this music era now holds a significant place in the history of rock. The…

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This first comprehensive history of musical instruments, this book ranges from prehistoric times to the 20th century. It traverses five continents and every stage of evolution, from primitive rattles and bull-roarers to the electric organ. Author Curt Sachs, one of the world's most distinguished musicologists, combines rich scholarship with personal insight in a remarkable fusion of music, anthropology, and the fine arts.Beginning with the earliest manifestations of rhythm, Sachs explores…

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