Hit me with your best music macrohistories!
December 28, 2013 9:14 AM Subscribe
Trying to find the perfect book to scratch a partner's literary itch for macrohistories related in some way to music. Details within.
posted by Stacey to Writing & Language (12 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
He has a yen for a good solid macrohistory book related in some way to music - music theory, music history, whatever. Something like "How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care" except that he's already read (and loved) that. He'd like something on a larger timescale than just the history of a particular musical movement over a decade or two - preferably on the order of centuries.
Could be about a style of music, an instrument, a music theory concept, sound engineering, whatever. He's a musician and recording engineer himself, so a pretty wide range of topics are up his alley.
Bonus points if it's available for Kindle, but it doesn't have to be.