What is Good Music? Suggestions To Persons Desiring To Cultivate A Taste In Musical Art By W.J. Henderson. Originally published in 1898. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include : Prelude Part 1. The Qualities of Good Music The Essentials of Form Rhythm, Melody and Harmony Polyphonic Forms Monophonic Forms Romantic Forms Fundamental Principles Vocal Forms Church Counterpoint Simple Song Forms Operatic Forms The Content of Music The Sensuous The Intellectual The Emotional Aesthetics of Music Part II. The Performance of Music Instrumental Performance The Orchestra Chamber Music The Piano The Violin Vocal Performance The Work of a Chorus Solo Singing.