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    I'm considering applying for music at Oxford and was wondering what books I'm most recommended to read.
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    'The Lonely Goatherd' is your best bet for this query, but I believe her usual recommendation is "Steps" Gold: Our Greatest Hits - The Official Book

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    (Original post by shoshin)
    'The Lonely Goatherd' is your best bet for this query, but I believe her usual recommendation is "Steps" Gold: Our Greatest Hits - The Official Book
    :rofl:

    PRSOM :sad:

    OP: the best thing by far to read is Nicholas Cook's Music. A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998). This will give you an idea of general issues in musicology, which is a big thing at Oxford. Don't worry if you don't understand it though: it took me three goes

    If you have gaps in your general knowledge, you may like to fill them by reading A History of Western Music by Grout, Palisca and someone else I can't remember :p: That's not so important though.

    Whatever you end up reading, make sure you a) read the whole thing, and b) re-read it before the interview :yes:
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    Thank you so much!!!
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    You're welcome

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