Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys: Music History As It Ought to Be Taught

Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys: Music History As It Ought to Be Taught[EPUB] ✽ Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys: Music History As It Ought to Be Taught ❂ David W. Barber – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Bach, Beethoven and the Boys chronicles the lives of the great and not so great composers as you ve never read them before exploring their sex lives, exposing their foibles and expanding our knowledge Bach, Beethoven and the Boys and the eBook ✓ chronicles the lives of the great and not so great composers as you ve never read them before exploring their sex lives, exposing their foibles and expanding our knowledge of these remarkable but also human creatures. Thank you to everyone who has made BBB such a success And yes, what I wrote was to the best of my knowledge and to my research the truth My books are now being republished under www.IndentPublishing.com and new and revised editions are available onKindle, KOBO and through online stores around the world.uk to name a few.You can send me an email anytime at dbarber indentpublishing.com or to my publisher at jlauzon indentpublishing.com.I look forward to hearing from Thank you to everyone who has made BBB such a success And yes, what I wrote was to the best of my knowledge and to my research the truth My books are now being republished under www.IndentPublishing.com and new and revised editions are available onKindle, KOBO and through online stores around the world.uk to name a few.You can send me an email anytime at dbarber indentpublishing.com or to my publisher at jlauzon indentpublishing.com.I look forward to hearing from you and if you are a music teacher or music professor I would love to help you to promote classical music learning in whatever way I can.Thanks again,David W BarberTorontoSeptember 2013 Cute book but with excessive focus on humor and trivia which hurt the overall coherency an readability And I really don t like his style of footnotes I found myself either looking carefully at every word to see if there was a footnote marker OR, if I d reached the end of the page somehow having missed a reference to a footnote, I d have to laboriously scan the entire page again for the marker.Update The humor is lame I stopped reading the footnotes entirely and I realize now that the main tex Cute book but with excessive focus on humor and trivia which hurt the overall coherency an readability And I really don t like his style of footnotes I found myself either looking carefully at every word to see if there was a footnote marker OR, if I d reached the end of the page somehow having missed a reference to a footnote, I d have to laboriously scan the entire page again for the marker.Update The humor is lame I stopped reading the footnotes entirely and I realize now that the main text is no different Mounds and mounds of childish humor that has nothing to do with the content I m lowering my rating to one star.I m convinced this book is written for 8 10 year olds and even then I m not sure they would find the humor good enough to keep slogging through it And the content is probably a little too hard for that age What child is going to care about all the places Bach lived And he makes useless references to other things without explanation And without actual tracks to listen to, this book is near useless One word HUH Two words NO WAY Three words Is that true Four words That CAN T be true This book was borderline crazy and comical Some of the ridiculous ideas and habits of respected composers and musicians werethan hard to believe I mean, DID Beethoven REALLY saw the legs off of his pianos so he could sit on the floor and feel the vibrations Did Mozart at age 7 really propose to Marie Antoinette And seriously was Tchaikovsky weird enough to seriously hold his head up while he comp One word HUH Two words NO WAY Three words Is that true Four words That CAN T be true This book was borderline crazy and comical Some of the ridiculous ideas and habits of respected composers and musicians werethan hard to believe I mean, DID Beethoven REALLY saw the legs off of his pianos so he could sit on the floor and feel the vibrations Did Mozart at age 7 really propose to Marie Antoinette And seriously was Tchaikovsky weird enough to seriously hold his head up while he composed because he we afraid it would fall off And the trying to give himself pneumonia by standing in a river in the winter part is just plain, like WHAT This book is hilarious, and I know that SOME of it is true But it s written to be funny In fact, I bet Jerry Seinfeld could have written this one I bought this book when I graduated from college with a music degree Many of my fellow graduates also purchased it We actually bought a copy for our music history teacher who would appreciate the humor in this book he was Jewish, sarcastic, clever no had a habit of giving the Hitler salute whenever Wagner was mentioned It s a fun read and I find I agree with many of the things the author says If you are new to music history or you are an expert but bored with the same old narratives I high I bought this book when I graduated from college with a music degree Many of my fellow graduates also purchased it We actually bought a copy for our music history teacher who would appreciate the humor in this book he was Jewish, sarcastic, clever no had a habit of giving the Hitler salute whenever Wagner was mentioned It s a fun read and I find I agree with many of the things the author says If you are new to music history or you are an expert but bored with the same old narratives I highly suggest this read The footnotes totally make the book that much better Bit light on musicof a gossip column on long dead composers which could have been written by Andy Griffiths. A short, light hearted, but accurate history of Western musicStarting with Gregorian chant because that s the first time anyone wrote down the music having invented a way to do so and go onward, through the composer named Palestrina actually that s his home town, not his last name through the greats Purcell writing an ode to St Cecelia every year he died the day before her feast Haydn s staid, settled life his love life was a little lacking, though and the time he wrote a sym A short, light hearted, but accurate history of Western musicStarting with Gregorian chant because that s the first time anyone wrote down the music having invented a way to do so and go onward, through the composer named Palestrina actually that s his home town, not his last name through the greats Purcell writing an ode to St Cecelia every year he died the day before her feast Haydn s staid, settled life his love life was a little lacking, though and the time he wrote a symphony to let his employer know that the orchestra really wanted to go home Handel s prolonged trip to England Mozart s precocity Wagner s temperment and demands he liked pink And quite a bit Thank you everyone who has made BBB such a success And yes, what I wrote was to the best of my knowledge and to my research the truth My books are now being republished under www.IndentPublishing.com and new and revised editions are available onKindle, KOBO and through online stores around the world.uk to name a few.You can send me an email anytime at dbarber indentpublishing.com or to my publisher at jlauzon indentpublishing.com.I look forward to hearing from yo Thank you everyone who has made BBB such a success And yes, what I wrote was to the best of my knowledge and to my research the truth My books are now being republished under www.IndentPublishing.com and new and revised editions are available onKindle, KOBO and through online stores around the world.uk to name a few.You can send me an email anytime at dbarber indentpublishing.com or to my publisher at jlauzon indentpublishing.com.I look forward to hearing from you and if you are a music teacher or music professor I would love to help you to promote classical music learning in whatever way I can.Thanks again,David W BarberTorontoSeptember 2013 A pleasant diversion into a lighthearted view of musical history While reading I checked a few facts to see if it was made up, and usually found what he stated.My favorite part of the whole book is a paragraph that helps me tell two composers apart For some reason, many people have trouble telling Schubert and Schumann apart It s really quite simple Schubert was the short, dumpy one, with curly black hair and little wire rimmed glasses Schumann was taller and married to Clara Page 97 I found this book a little Referring one you know may be the thing that happened to me if you want to start reading it from the first page up to the last it will be some kind of Boring because of the form and structure of the book itself..It would be so much better if you guys get back to the book every time you wanna know anything about a particular singer or musician or on a project,article,workshops related to Music and these kind of things.Good luck with that Talk about information Wow This is so informative The footnotes are the best part If you are interested in a comprehensive study of a composer, then this book is not for you But for sheer joy, and if you need a good laugh, then this is the ticket Barber has other books that are equally terrific.

Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys: Music History As It Ought
  • Paperback
  • 147 pages
  • Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys: Music History As It Ought to Be Taught
  • David W. Barber
  • English
  • 24 October 2018
  • 0920151078