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Music to Your Ears introduces the lay reader or beginning music student to the history and evolution of classical music in the western hemisphere. Every attempt has been made to relate the events and significant musical trends in plain English, without excessive musical terminology. Aimed primarily for non-music majors, the book nevertheless provides a clear, concise overview of the history of western music from the beginning of the Medieval period to the present day.
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Author(s): Nathan T Davis
Writings in Jazz, Sixth Edition, brings together different intrepretations, styles, and musical perspectives of jazz history. The author lived this history while working with such jazz icons as Donald Byrd, Kenny Clarke, and Grover Washington, Jr., and he shares his encyclopedic knowledge of jazz in an educational, enjoyable and memorable way. Included are listening suggestions, and a complete analysis of the development of jazz.