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Author Morland, Charlie.
Title Music and how it works : the complete guide for kids / [written by Charlie Morland ; illustrated by David Humphries].
Publication Info. New York : Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2020.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Children's Non-Fiction  Juv. 780 M    IN LIBRARY
Edition First American edition.
Description 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary Budding music fans will love discovering musical geniuses of every era, from Mozart and classical music to Bowie and pop, as well as finding out how music is created and what links it all together. The book looks at music throughout history, beginning with the first known melody from the Fertile Crescent and covering modern music phenomena, from K Pop to hip-hop. Instruments and genres from across the world are featured, with "playlists" of key pieces encouraging kids to look up pieces to hear for themselves. STEAM spreads delve into the psychology and math behind music, from how it affects our mood to how it can improve our minds. Covering India's Ragas, Indonesia's Gamelan, Japan's city pop, and more, this book will help children discover a love of music
Contents Foreword -- Why do we love music? -- Seven ingredients -- Do animals like music? -- The musical alphabet -- Percussion -- Traditional African styles -- How is sound made? -- How to build a song -- Classical -- Indian classical -- Classical composers -- Wind instruments -- Reading music -- Opera -- How high can you go? -- Folk -- String instruments -- Country -- The math of music -- Scales, chords, and keys -- The blues -- Jazz -- Seeing music -- Musicals -- The voice -- Funk -- Rock -- Why does music stick in your head? -- Rhythm -- Tempo -- Reggae -- Pop -- Electric instruments -- Layers of a song -- Hip hop -- Why do we move to music? -- Around the world -- K-pop -- Behind the scenes -- Electronic music -- In the studio -- Game changers -- The Mozart effect -- Music through time.
Subject Music -- Acoustics and physics -- Juvenile literature.
Music -- Psychological aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Music -- Social aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Music -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature.
World music -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature.
Musical instruments -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Humphries, David, illustrator.
ISBN 9781465499905 (hardcover)
1465499903 (hardcover)