Welcome to my Build Your Own Homeschool Library series where I'm sharing with my readers some of my favorite books from my homeschool shelf. Please note that all the posts in this series contain my own opinions, and I have not been compensated by any publishing company for any of the content.
The Encyclopedia of Music has come in handy on many occasions when we've been talking about music or music history. The book includes comprehensive descriptions of all sections of the orchestra, in-depth descriptions of all periods of music history, and summaries of the lives of the great composers. Full-color photos are included throughout the text as well as at-a-glance fact boxes with display the key points of each article. It's an excellent reference guide for just about any music-related study.
How to use the book
We've used the Encyclopdia of Music in conjunction with our music history curriculum, referring to it when we're studying a particular instrument, composer, or period of history. We've also just read aloud sections on our own, apart from our curriculum.
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