- 448 Pages (HARDCOVER)
- Released: April 25, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Publisher: Billboard Books
Description by OLDIES.com:
Rock, Jazz, Country, Blues, Gospel, Hip Hop, Classical Music, and World Music - more than 12,000 musicians, performers, composers, and songwriters can be found in The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music. Written by a distinguished team of music journalists, musicologists, and musicians, with a Foreword by legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, the Encyclopedia offers concise introductions to more than 16 major music genres and nearly 200 sub-genres. While conveying the spirit and the passion of practically every category of music, it covers so much ground, with such great accessibility, that is will appeal to music fans of all ages and interests. It's the one guide that everyone passionate about music should own.
Rock, country, classical, hip hop, folk, world, dance—virtually every combination thereof and every major player therein—will be found within the pages of the most authoritative, informative, and entertaining guide to music ever published.
• Hip Hop
• Movie Soundtracks
• Musical Theater
• New Age
More than 12,000 musicians, performers, composers, and songwriters—along with 800 colorful illustrations of artists, instruments, and album covers—fill the pages of a guide that is without equal in its substance and scope. Organized by genre, The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music offers concise introductions to each music form, presents a four-bar sample of its style, and provides biographies and discographies of key performers.
This invaluable reference also contains three appendices: an instrument glossary, an extensive bibliography, and a primer on the basics of reading music. No other book on the market covers more genres, includes more artists, and packs more information between its covers. It’s the ultimate guide for every music fan!
• Unparalleled in scope and substance
• Written and edited by
a distinguished team
of musicologists, musicians, and music aficionados, including
• Organized by genre,
with comprehensive appendices and cross-references
• Ultimate music guide
for every family