The Story of Music

The Story of Music

From Babylon to the Beatles: How Music Has Shaped Civilization

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2014
Rate this:
Music is an intrinsic part of everyday life, and yet the history of its development from single notes to multilayered orchestration can seem bewilderingly complex. In his dynamic tour through forty thousand years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop, Howard Goodall leads us through the story of music as it happened, idea by idea, so that each musical innovation--harmony, notation, sung theater, the orchestra, dance music, recording--strikes us with its original force. Along the way, he also gives refreshingly clear descriptions of what music is and how it works: what scales are all about, why some chords sound discordant, and what all postwar pop songs have in common. The story of music is the story of our urge to invent, connect, rebel--and entertain.
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] :, Blackstone Audio, Inc.,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ℗2014
ISBN: 9781482995282
Branch Call Number: TB 780.9 GOO NVD
Characteristics: audio file,MP3,rda
1 audio disc (approximately 12 hr.) : digital, MP3 ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Vance, Simon
Blackstone Audio, Inc


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at NVDPL

To Top