3rd Edition – New and updated version published January 2017
With added and expanded information
This is the fascinating story of music. How it started with a song and became one of our most beloved arts.
- Learn how early composers added modal rhythm to religious chants and turned them into something more.
- Discover how the printing press standardized music and helped it spread across the globe.
- Witness the birth of musical theater, opera, and classical music and the explosion of popular freeform music such as rhapsodies and preludes.
- See how 20th- and 21st-century composers created a wealth of music and left their mark on music forever.
- Watch the birth of Jazz and Blues in the deep south of America.
- Experience the explosion of Rock n’ Roll in America and Europe and its evolution into Punk, Electric, Metal, New Wave and more.
- Hear English, Scottish and Irish folk songs and ballads transform into Country and Western Music.
- Examine the beginnings of electronic music and watch it spread across the globe.
- Meet the international superstars that created Pop Music.
History of Music: From Prehistoric Sounds to Classical Music, Jazz, Rock Music, POP Music and Electronic Music is a quick dip into our relationship with sound and movement through time. You’ll learn how music and songs grew from humble beginnings into an art that enriches, entertains, and relaxes us.
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