Green Hills Branch Library is closed Nov 19-24 for parking lot maintenance. Get details.

All library locations are closed Thursday, Nov 22 and Friday, Nov 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tell us what you think! Take our Facilities Satisfaction Survey.

The story of music: from Babylon to the Beatles how music has shaped civilization

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Music is an intrinsic part of everyday life, and yet the history of its development from single notes to multi-layered orchestration can seem bewilderingly complex.In his dynamic tour through 40,000 years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop, Howard Goodall leads us through the story of music as it happened, idea by idea, so that each musical innovation--harmony, notation, sung theatre, the orchestra, dance music, recording--strikes us with its original force. Along the way, he also gives refreshingly clear descriptions of what music is and how it works: what scales are all about, why some chords sound discordant, and what all post-war pop songs have in common.The story of music is the story of our urge to invent, connect, rebel--and entertain. Howard Goodall's beautifully clear and compelling account is both a hymn to human endeavor and a groundbreaking map of our musical journey.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 1af28cb9-befa-4991-1a24-cea65b1904b1
Grouping Title story of music from babylon to the beatles how music has shaped civilization
Grouping Author goodall howard
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-18 23:28:41PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-18 03:21:20AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Howard Goodall
author_display Goodall, Howard
available_at_catalog Southeast, Thompson Lane
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction, Southeast - Adult Non-Fiction, Thompson Lane - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description Discusses topics ranging from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop to explain how respective musical innovations were inspired by original forces that reflected common human themes.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 1af28cb9-befa-4991-1a24-cea65b1904b1
isbn 9781480447622, 9781482995336, 9781605985381
item_details ils:CARL0000428708|35192045013715|Thompson Lane - Adult Non-Fiction|780.9 G6468s|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||TL||, ils:CARL0000428708|35192045013723|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|780.9 G6468s|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, ils:CARL0000428708|35192045404906|Southeast - Adult Non-Fiction|780.9 G6468s|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, overdrive:ae667025-66b0-4919-a742-d06e36681be6|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:d96a2c4d-da39-4a86-a445-bafc07a6c6d3|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-11-18T09:21:20.471Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 780.9 G6468s
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast, Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9781605985381
publishDate 2014
record_details ils:CARL0000428708|Book|Books|First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.|English|Pegasus Books,|2014.|359 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 24 cm., overdrive:ae667025-66b0-4919-a742-d06e36681be6|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2014|, overdrive:d96a2c4d-da39-4a86-a445-bafc07a6c6d3|eBook|eBook||English|Pegasus Books|2014|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:d96a2c4d-da39-4a86-a445-bafc07a6c6d3 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:ae667025-66b0-4919-a742-d06e36681be6 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000428708 35192045013723 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000428708 35192045013715 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000428708 35192045404906 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Music -- History and criticism
title_display The story of music : from Babylon to the Beatles how music has shaped civilization
title_full The Story of Music From Babylon to the Beatles: How Music Has Shaped Civilization, The Story of Music From Babylon to the Beatles; How Music Has Shaped Civilization, The story of music : from Babylon to the Beatles how music has shaped civilization / Howard Goodall
title_short The story of music :
title_sub from Babylon to the Beatles how music has shaped civilization
topic_facet History, History and criticism, Music, Nonfiction, Politics, Reference