Reply To: Music Appreciation
I will also be teaching such a class. I’m adapting from a college course that I taught. I use the “Classical Music for Dummies” as a textbook. Although not technically a textbook, “Dummies” has worked better than any other book I have tried. Some of the narrative is outdated – for example, it makes many references to “current” Pop culture (from the late 1990s when the book was published) but beyond that, I think it’s a great book. It does not have all the bells and whistles (such as online components) of some of the newer books, but IMO, those books do not always work well for younger folks or for people who do not have a strong interest in the subject matter.