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Art of Music - Volume 01: The Pre-Classic Periods

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Art of Music - Volume 01: The Pre-Classic Periods by The National Society of Music is a comprehensive and engaging exploration of the early periods of music history. The book delves into the music of ancient civilizations, such as Greece and Rome, as well as the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The authors provide a detailed examination of the development of musical instruments, notation, and compositional techniques during these periods.

One of the strengths of this book is its clear and accessible writing style, which makes complex musical concepts easy to understand for readers of all levels of musical expertise. The inclusion of numerous illustrations and musical examples also enhances the reader's understanding and appreciation of the music being discussed.

Overall, Art of Music - Volume 01: The Pre-Classic Periods is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of music. Whether you are a music student looking to deepen your knowledge of music history or a general reader curious about the origins of music, this book is sure to inform and inspire. Highly recommended.

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Volume 1 in the "The Art of Music" series, published by the National Society of Music. This first volume covers the "Pre-Classic periods", from early human primitive music, through to the music of the Ancient Greeks and other ancient cultures, plainsong, Middle Ages, Renaissance, and up until the music of J.S. Bach. Included are musical examples, which are performed in the audio as they appear in the text.
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