Understanding Music (3rd Edition)

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For one-quarter/two-semester, undergraduate-level courses in Music Appreciation/Introduction to Music, and Music History in Departments of Music, Arts, Fine Arts, or Humanities. Designed to help instructors teach the way they want to teach, Prentice Hall has assembled a music appreciation program with a maximum amount of flexibility and choice which supports the instructor's ultimate goal of teaching active learning. It focuses on music of the Western tradition in its social, historical, and global context, and engages students in a total active listening experience of that music through lively text and innovative activities-all supported by accompanying CD recordings, CD-ROM interactive tutorials/guides, and videos.

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  • Emphasizes careful listening, with an entire chapter devoted to the Art of Listening
  • Places Western music in a global context
  • Clarifies the distinct stylistic features of each historical oeriod, with chapter-end Style Summaries
  • Explores the contributions of women throughout the ages
  • Considers music of other cultures
  • Incldues popular music in historical context

FOR THE TEACHER

  • Annotated Instructor's Edition filled with helpful classroom suggestions
  • Instructor's Resource Manual with chapter summaries, related readings, tests, and much more
  • Computerized Test Bank in PC and Mac formats
  • Custom Videotape compiled especially for Understanding Music
  • Bonus CD contains additional useful, amusing, and instructive recordings

FOR THE STUDENT

  • Companion Website® (www.prenhall.com/yudkin)
  • CD-ROM containing the Listening Guides from the book in interactive format, composer biographies, and more
  • Student Study Guide with chapter overviews, study questions, and listening exercises

LISTENING PACKAGES

  • 7-CD Complete Collection with all of the music discussed in Understanding Music
  • 3-CD Student Collection with the main musical selections from the book
  • Expanded Repertoire Custom CD Contact your local Prentice Hall representative for details

About the Author:

Jeremy Yudkin was born in England and educated in England and the United States. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Classical and Modern Languages from Cambridge University and his Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from Stanford University. He has taught at the Palo Alto Community Adult School, San Francisco State University, the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, Harvard University and, since 1982, at Boston University's School for the Arts and the Tanglewood Music Center. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Boston University's Society of Fellows, the Camargo Foundation, and the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, he has written articles for the Journal of the American Musicological Society, the Journal of Musicology, the Musical Quarterly, Musica Disciplina, and Music and Letters, and contributed to several volumes of essays. His research specialties include the Middle Ages, early Beethoven, and jazz studies. A noted lecturer, Professor Yudkin has given talks and presented papers across the United States and in Europe and Russia. He is the author of four previous books on various aspects of music and music history, including Music in Medieval Europe (Prentice Hall, 1989).

Dr. Yudkin is also an accomplished clarinetist, photographer, gardener, and soccer player. He and his wife, who is a teacher of French, have two children.

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