The Music of the Arabs

The Music of the Arabs
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Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages : 264
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ISBN-10 : 1574670816
ISBN-13 : 9781574670813
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Book Synopsis The Music of the Arabs by : Habib Hassan Touma

Download or read book The Music of the Arabs written by Habib Hassan Touma and published by Hal Leonard Corporation. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: (Amadeus). Encompassing a history of more than 2000 years, the music of the Arabs is unique among the world's various musical cultures. This book presents an overview of Arabic music throughout history and examines the artistic output of contemporary musicians, covering secular and sacred, instrumental and vocal, improvised and composed music. Typical musical structures are elucidated, and a detailed bibliography, a discography (mainly covering the last 50 years) and a guide to the Arabic alphabet for English speakers are also provided. The paperback edition (00331635) includes a CD of seven traditional Arabic pieces performed by contemporary Arab musicians.

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