By Howard Goodall
Tune is an intrinsic a part of daily life, and but the background of its improvement from unmarried notes to multi-layered orchestration can appear bewilderingly complex.
In his dynamic journey via 40,000 years of track, from prehistoric tools to modern day pop, Howard Goodall leads us during the tale of song because it occurred, inspiration via concept, in order that every one musical innovation—harmony, notation, sung theater, the orchestra, dance track, recording—strikes us with its unique strength. alongside the way in which, he additionally offers refreshingly transparent descriptions of what tune is and the way it really works: what scales are all approximately, why a few chords sound discordant, and what all post-war pop songs have in common.
The tale of song is the tale of our urge to invent, attach, rebel—and entertain. Goodall’s superbly transparent and compelling account is either a hymn to human pastime and a groundbreaking map of our musical trip.
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