Classical Music for Dummies is a down-to-earth guide that will help you get the most out of classical music right from the start. Excellent either for getting you started from scratch or deepening your appreciation, this in-depth guide will make going to concerts, listening to recordings, or even just talking about classical music infinitely more enjoyable. In this course you will learn how to identify the instruments in an orchestra by ear, distinguish between different styles and genres, identify various composers and their influence, and more.

Please note: The second edition does not come with a CD, but has instructions for listening to musical tracks online.