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A book teaching the basics of music through stories from history.
|Learn basic concepts of music through the stories from history that originally gave rise to them. |
|Find out why the human brain needs the diatonic scale as the basis of musical intelligibility. |
|Delve into the controversy over the “primacy of melody” versus the “primacy of harmony.” Which comes first? |
|Hear the dramatic story of the heretical monk who invented musical staff notation and solfege singing. |
|Learn what makes the notes of a melody fit together—and where the very concept of melodic “fitting together” comes from. |
|Meet the great innovators in the history of our knowledge about music, including Pythagoras, Zarlino & Helmholtz. |