Get this free title from:

Free Stuff in These Categories
Find More Titles by
This Author: Karl Gehrkens
This Narrator: Miriam Esther
This Publisher: LibriVox

Music Notation and Terminology by Karl Gehrkens

Music Notation and Terminology

by Karl Gehrkens

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
6 Hrs. 26 Min.


Until relatively recently, music students at all levels of study—from the conservatories to public schools—had few resources available for the formal study of musical notation and terminology in the classroom. In fact, it was not until 1914, when Professor Karl Gehrkens at the Oberlin School of Music published this compilation of class notes and sources he collected over the years, that a uniform text became available for schools and universities everywhere. Since the publication of this monumental work, similar textbooks have emerged, but Dr. Gehrkens’ contribution remains thoroughly worthwhile—particularly since it provides not just the definitions of musical terms, but also the historical context of those terms. This inclusion enables students of music to better understand and remember those terms, and provides a platform from which Gehrkens argues for a uniform usage of musical terminology. Also included in the book are numerous musical excerpts, pictures, and actual analyses of musical examples. Recommended for the musically curious as well as the serious musical student. (Summary by Susan)

People Who Liked Music Notation and Terminology Also Liked These Free Titles:
  The Life and Works of Mozart
by Jeremy Siepmann

  English Grammar and Usage
by Theresa McGarry

Podcast Details

Podcast Feed URL: