|From The Publisher*||From classical to country, blues to rock, hip-hop to pop, crank up the volume and get ready to rock out with a comprehensive record of music through the ages.|
The high notes and biggest moments in music history are covered in this fun compendium. You'll learn about the world's most famous musicians through the eras, from Bach to the Beatles to Beyonce -- and beyond. Many major music genres are playfully explained, from tribal, classical, jazz, folk, rock ... all the way to today's modern forms, such as k-pop, hip-hop, and rap. Instruments and sounds are explored, along with places and events in history that inspired the evolution of music. Kids will also get a sense of music theory, instrumentation, and the artistry of distinctive musical styles. Song recommendations help readers open their ears to what they've learned. Add to that amazing images, a rockin' glossary of musical terms, and a timeline that plots each genre on its path from ancient history to today, and this book is bound to top the charts!
|Biographical Note||JOEL LEVY is a writer specializing in history who possesses a lifetime fascination with music in all its forms. His interest has led him around the world, listening to blues guitar in New Orleans, ukuleles in Fiji, theremins in Melbourne, clavichords in Hampton Court, and beyond. He has even visited the world's biggest guitar. His previous books include A Curious History of Mathematics and Really Useful: The History of Everyday Things.|