Jay Zorn Listening to Music, Fourth Edition

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Listening to Music, Fourth Edition

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For Music Appreciation courses at the college and high-school levels. Written in a lively and appealing style, Listening to Music provides the foundation for acquiring a lifelong knowledge and appreciation of music. It concentrates on the effective listening skills needed to identify composers and to recognize their styles and some of their representative works-playing in the background of the social, economic, and historical influences in their lives. Students are encouraged to become informed consumers of music and active supporters of the arts, gaining not only new expertise and insights but also being able to choose from the musical offerings available to them. Readers are able to recognize their responsibilities as audiences of the present and future.

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This text's appealing, reader-friendly style and unique presentation will help students:

  • To develop lifelong, knowledge and appreciation of music
  • To be informed concert-goers and consumers of music
  • To become active supporters of the arts and arts education

Part 1: The Musical Process—The opening chapters focus on various ways to listen to music

Part 2: The Materials of Music—With audio reinforcing the text, every student receives detailed explanations and sound demonstrations of the basic musical elements and performing media

Part 3: The Common Style Periods of Concert Music-Beginning with a basic survey of music before I60:0, the text progresses chronologically from the Baroque style periods to the present.

Part 4. Adjunct Music—American popular music, Broadway musical theater, movie music, and music of other world. cultures add dimension to the course.

The Listening to Music supporting program includes:

  • The Critical Review Guide, packaged FREE with the text
  • A set of 4 Compact Discs
  • An Instructor's Manual with computer test bank
  • The Listening to Music Companion Website™ (www.prenhall.com/zorn)

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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