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I was eager to listen to this audiobook after listening to another title in the same collection (Masterpieces of Western Music) but I was finally disappointed with Mr. Freedman.
The lectures are full of "if you listen carefully you will hear" - which of course presupposes an exercised ear which is not my case - while Mr. Lependorf (Masterpieces) would take small bits of music apart to MAKE you hear.
I have no musical preparation but could enjoy fully from Masterpieces... while felt left aside in these lectures. Probably someone with more musical experience would profit more but I'd say that these classes should be thought for basic students and not for intermediate.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Note: I'm a classically trained musician.
While I was able to follow this with no problem, I had difficulty keeping myself engaged, even with the supplemental materials.
Part of the problem was in the Audible format: it was somewhat difficult to rewind and repeat recordings, which meant I lost patience and stopped bothering after a few sections. Thus, his point was lost, and when he later elaborated, I just didn't care.
I will try this another day, however, and see if I like it better then.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
It may be me, but a bunch of it was a bit above my head. It is probably good listen for those with more than basic musical understanding.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful