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HISTORY

Information on music throughout history, some of the most famous works, and the notable types, styles, and uses of classical music.

 

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Recommended Reading

 

 

Introduction to Classical Music

Information on the evolution of classical music, including some of the great works from each period.

 

Dances and Classical Music

A review of the major dances that developed and became popular in each period of music history.

 

Sea Shanties

An introduction to the folk or work music sung on ships at sea.

 

A History of Western Music is a comprehensive account of composers, trends, and musicís evolution throughout the major periods of history.The text is also a frequently used reference for many college music majors.

 

 

 

 

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Introduction to Classical Music

Information on the evolution of classical music, including some of the great works from each period.

 

Major Composers

A list of the major composers from each century.

 

Dances and Classical Music

A review of the major dances that developed and became popular in each period of music history.

 

The Role of the Conductor

How the responsibilities of the conductor have changed throughout history and what they generally are today.

 

DDD, AAD, and ADD Recording Codes

What the codes stand for and how to use them when buying CDís.

 

Classical Music Quotes

Humorous and thoughtful quotations about classical music.

 

Movies That Use Classical Music

Learn more about the classical pieces contained in some famous movies.

 

Sea Shanties

An introduction to the folk or work music sung on ships at sea.

 

Great Classical Music Performers

Descriptions of the lives and works of renowned performers in classical music.

 

Related Articles in Piano, Theory, and Composition

 

The historical trends discussed in this section also led to developments in theory and other aspects of music.The articles below discuss some related composition and other information.

 

Learning to Compose

A short guide to learning how to write pieces of music.

 

How to Practice Arpeggios

Ideas for learning and practicing arpeggios, which help in learning harmony, developing technique, and improvisation.

 

Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm

Ideas for maintaining coherence in a composition.

 

Part Writing

The main rules for part writing, also called voice leading.

 

 

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