Music History: History of Music: From Prehistoric Sounds to Classical Music, Jazz, Rock Music, Pop Music, and Electronic Music

Narrated by: Chuck Shelby
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
2.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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This is the fascinating story of music. How it started with a song and became one of our most beloved arts.

  • Learn how early composers added modal rhythm to religious chants and turned them into something greater.
  • Discover how the printing press standardized music and helped it spread across the globe.
  • Witness the birth of musical theater, opera, and classical music and the explosion of popular freeform music such as rhapsodies and preludes.
  • See how 20th- and 21st-century composers created a wealth of music and left their mark on music forever.
  • Watch the birth of Jazz and Blues in the deep south of America.
  • Experience the explosion of Rock n' Roll in America and Europe and its evolution into Punk, Electric, Metal, New Wave, and more.
  • Hear English, Scottish, and Irish folk songs and ballads transform into Country and Western Music.
  • Examine the beginnings of electronic music and watch it spread across the globe.
  • Meet the international superstars that created Pop Music.

History of Music: From Prehistoric Sounds to Classical Music, Jazz, Rock Music, Pop Music, and Electronic Music is a quick dip into our relationship with sound and movement through time. You'll learn how music and songs grew from humble beginnings into an art that enriches, entertains, and relaxes us.

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So disappointing

I could have farted a longer more thorough history of music. The legalese at the beginning was longer than most chapters and the narrator mispronounced nearly every name. Do not buy

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Weak research and poor reading

This reads as if it was written by a middle school student! The audible reading is filled with mispronounced words. Not worth the purchase.

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  • Glenn B.
  • 04-28-19

Big disappointment

A disappointment. Far too superficial and rushed. I was hoping for far more background into the development of musical styles over time, the changing voicings and relationships to instruments of the day. Instead each chapter is superficial and a regurgitation of a few basic facts and some unsubstantiated emotional nonsense. This is what I might expect from a high school essay. The narration is stiff and rushed. With the exception of the chapter on prehistory and music which expands with some interest there is little here to recommend.