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A book teaching the basics of music through stories from history.

Learn basic concepts of music through the stories from history that originally gave rise to them.
Find out why the human brain needs the diatonic scale as the basis of musical intelligibility.
Delve into the controversy over the “primacy of melody” versus the “primacy of harmony.” Which comes first?
Hear the dramatic story of the heretical monk who invented musical staff notation and solfege singing.
Learn what makes the notes of a melody fit together—and where the very concept of melodic “fitting together” comes from.
Meet the great innovators in the history of our knowledge about music, including Pythagoras, Zarlino & Helmholtz.