A guide for the untrained listener, patterned for phonograph and recordings. Discussions of the use of the phonograph, needles, forms of music besides the symphony. Dissections by themes, passages, variations of 32 symphonies of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Tschaikovsky, Franck. A simple system has been devised by which all accepted recordings of symphonies can be located at specific passages by a specially contrived ruler which is included in the book. An interesting way to learn to listen intelligently to music. Brief notes on musicians, with good bibliographies. Fine book for music courses and for phonograph and radio owners interested in furthering their appreciation.