Jay Zorn Listening to Music

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Listening to Music

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9780130359162: Listening to Music

Designed especially for students with very little background in Western concert music, this book/cassette (or CD) package focuses on learning how to listen and understand music that spans periods from 600 up to the present. It sets each major musical period in its social, historical and economic milieu. This edition provides greater emphasis on women composers and artists, as well as featuring several new appendices and an improved illustration programme (photos and graphics) throughout. It should be suitable for first and second year students on courses in music appreciation and introduction to music.

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Key Benefit: Focuses on learning how to listen to and understand music that spans periods from 600 up to the present. Key Topics: Features 34 Listening Insight boxes —that explain each major listening style in terms of “how to listen to each style” — what to listen to and for. Comes complete with either 2-cassette tapes or 4 CDs — featuring 35 full-length recorded examples and gives more emphasis to women composers and artists. Less emphasis on very early music and more on traditional, mainstream classics and the works of 20th century American composers, jazz, Broadway musicals, and film music.

About the Author:

Dr. Jay Zorn is the Chairman of the Music Education Department at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, and a past president of the California Music Educators Association. For 30 years, Dr. Zorn has focused on training music educators, teaching music appreciation to thousands of students, and developing new, courses .designed to appeal to the expanding cultural diversity of student populations.

June August is a playwright whose works have been produced in New England, California, Florida, and off-Broadway. She has been the Editorial Director of the Education Division of Walt Disney Productions and Director of Public Information for the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. In addition, June is a writing consultant and trainer for Fortune 500 companies throughout North America.

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