Basic Elements of Music : A Primer for Musicians, Music Teachers, and Students, Paperback / softback Book

Basic Elements of Music : A Primer for Musicians, Music Teachers, and Students Paperback / softback


Basic Elements of Music introduces readers to a wide range of knowledge essential for a well-rounded understanding of music.

This primer surveys the history of music and the composers who made that history; the history of instrument families and how the instruments function; an introduction to the science of sound and sound production; the various types of ensembles; and the fundamentals of music theory, form in music, musical notation, and music vocabulary.

Accessible, yet detailed and comprehensive, Michael Pagliaro's handbook is an excellent guide for music lovers, instructors, and students in any music program.

As an introduction to music for the layman, a refresher for music teachers planning lessons, or an enrichment source for professional musicians seeking broader music knowledge, this book is an invaluable addition to any library.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 212 pages, 43 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Theory of music & musicology
  • ISBN: 9781442257795

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