Alfred's Great Music & Musicians, Book 1

Alfred's Great Music & Musicians, Book 1
An Overview of Music History

By Nancy Bachus and Tom Gerou Music History Book & Online Audio Item: 00-39060
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Great Music & Musicians provides a foundation for understanding the major cultural periods---from the Greco-Roman Era to the present. It guides students through musical styles and the development of music through the ages. The book and online audio includes art and listening examples that offer an opportunity for discussions. Although not correlated page-by-page, book 1 is appropriate for piano students in Premier Piano Course, levels 1A and 1B. It also may be used by students in other piano methods or as a focal point for group lessons. Each unit includes an overview and historical background, a closer look at important musical developments, art to provide further insight into life during the time, a short summary, listening suggestions, and a written review.

Sample Pages


A Note to Teachers
A Note to Students
Unit 1: The Greco-Roman Era
Unit 2: The Middle Ages
Unit 3: The Renaissance
Unit 4: The Baroque Period
Unit 5: The Classical Period
Unit 6: The Romantic Period
Unit 7: The Turn of the 20th Century
Unit 8: 1945 to the Present
Answer Key

Additional Information

Series: Premier Piano Course
Author: Nancy Bachus, Tom Gerou
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book & Online Audio
Page Count: 56
Item Number: 00-39060
ISBN 10: 0-7390-8760-6
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-8760-2
UPC: 038081434094

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