Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny,easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras,concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widelyconsidered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and thisinformative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewardingit can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, howMozart is different still, and why not all "classical" music isactually Classical if it's really Baroque or Romantic. You'll beintroduced to the composers and their work, and discover thegroundbreaking pieces that shake the world every time they'replayed. Begin building your classical music library with theessential recordings that define orchestral, choral, and operaticbeauty as you get acquainted with the orchestras and musicians thatbring the composers to life.
Whether you want to play classical music or just learn moreabout it, Classical Music For Dummies will teach youeverything you need to know to get the most out of thisincreasingly popular genre.Distinguish flute from piccolo, violin from viola, and trumpetfrom tromboneLearn the difference between overtures, requiems, arias, andmassesExplore the composers that shaped music as we know itDiscover the recordings your music library cannot bewithout
Classical music has begun sneaking into the mainstream —if your interest has been piqued, there's never been a better timeto develop an appreciation for this incredibly rich, complex, andvaried body of work. Classical Music For Dummies lays thegroundwork, and demonstrates just how amazing classical music canbe.
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Whether you’re a developer or a home-user, this guide offers a wealth of detail on Apple’s OS X 10.12 operating system, this new edition covers everything Sierra has to offer.Perfect for newcomers. Get crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the macOS folder structure, Safari, Mail, and iCloud.Go in-depth. Learn how to use key new features such as Optimized Storage, the Universal Clipboard, Siri for Mac, and iCloud Drive Sync.Get the full story. David Pogue doesn't stop at telling you how to use macOS features. He wants you to know why to use them—and how to avoid common pitfalls.
This jargon-free book explains Windows 8 features so clearly—revealing which work well and which don’t—that it should have been in the box in the first place.