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Published: 24 February 2000

160 Pages | black and white halftones and line drawings


ISBN: 9780192853820

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Music: A Very Short Introduction

Nicholas Cook

Very Short Introductions

  • Nicholas Cook is an excellent expositor who writes with humour and flair. Anthony Storr described Cook's book, A Guide to Musical Analysis, as 'fascinating' and 'provocative'.
  • Referring throughout to familiar musical examples, this Very Short Introduction will involve the reader, and raise thought-provoking questions about what music is, and how it is constructed and consumed.
  • Covers not only Western music and not only classical music - Nicholas Cook discusses everything from rock to Chinese zither music
  • 'another eminently readable publication by the people's musicologist' Anthony Gritten, University of East Anglia