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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. Readers are encouraged to become informed consumers of music and active supporters of the arts. This comprehensive book covers the musical process, the materials of music, the common style periods of concert music (from the Baroque period to the present), and adjunct music, including North American popular music, broadway musical theater, and music in the movies. A useful reference work for those in the music industry.
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Listening to Music's step-by-step presentation, accessible and reader-friendly approach, and focus on the music and composers helps you gain the effective listening skills needed to identify composers, their styles, and their music.
Listening to Music reflects the successful and innovative approach used in Dr. Jay Zorn’s popular course in music appreciation. 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. By reading this book, you’ll become an informed consumer of music, gaining not only new expertise and insights but also being able to choose from the musical offerings available to you. From world music to jazz; classical music to rock; Broadway and film; Listening to Music is the ideal introduction to today’s musical world.
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NEW! Complete chapter on JAZZ
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EXPANDED AND UPDATED! Coverage of rock, rap, world music, Broadway, film music, and other styles
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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