Gateway to the Classics: The Listener's Guide to Music by Percy A. Scholes
The Listener's Guide to Music by  Percy A. Scholes

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The Listener's Guide to Music
by Percy Scholes
An engaging introduction to the art of listening, starting with folk music familiar to all, and proceeding to the ways musical pieces are constructed from parts. Using a conversational style, the author draws out from the reader the points he wants to make, illustrating them with short musical pieces that appeal to a broad audience. Along the way he gives tips of what to listen for, strengthening his reader's listening skills by such games as 'Camouflaged Tunes.' In the course of the book, Scholes gives a brief history of classical music and introduces many of the noted composers, whetting appetite for further listening opportunities. Musical terms are introduced only as needed, with a full glossary at the end of the book of terms the student is likely to encounter.  Ages 13-18
164 pages $11.95   

Table of Contents

Front Matter

The Need for a Guide
Some Simple Terms Explained
What the Listener Really Needs To Know
How the Composer Works
On the Principle of Design in Music
How Small Instrumental Pieces Are Made
On the Mysteries of 'Sonata-Form'
On the Sonata or Symphony as a Whole
'What Do You Mean by Your Mountainous Fugues'
On 'Programme' Music
On the Song, on Oratorio, and on Opera
The Orchestra and Its Instruments
Some Typical Combinations
The Chain of Composers
A Concert-Goer's Glossary

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