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Active Listening with More Depth, More Focus, and More Knowledge
Understanding Music teaches students what to listen for in music, while offering instructors and students an economical option for their music appreciation course. Jeremy Yudkin’s text is a rich music appreciation program that supports the instructor’s ultimate goal of having students listen actively to the music.
The new seventh edition has been revised from beginning to end, making the text more focused, more accessible, and more engaging, with new and improved features. Additionally, the new MySearchLab with eText, an online program that includes an interactive etext, assessment, and help with research and writing, can now be packaged with the book.
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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 San Francisco State University, the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, Harvard University, and, since 1982, at Boston University, where he is Professor of Music, Chair of the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, and Associated Faculty of the Department of Judaic Studies and the Center for African American Studies. Dr. Yudkin was also Visiting Professor of Music at Oxford University from 2006 to 2010.
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, jazz, and music of the Beatles. 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 eight books on various aspects of music and music history, including Music in Medieval Europe (1989), The Lenox School of Jazz (2006), and Miles Davis: Miles Smiles and the Invention of Post Bop (2008).Review:
"The perfect choice if you are teaching a course in music appreciation for non-music majors and your time is limited." Donald Olah, Clarion University
"This is a modern textbook with lots of visual and non-linear descriptions. It would appeal to a contemporary student who is used to getting most material online." Claire Boge, Miami University
"A friendly, well illustrated survey with brief sections, many formats of learning, and an extensive discussion of pop music." Jeff Morris, Texas A&M University
"This is an accessible music appreciation text my students have been using for over a decade." Amy Black, Clayton State University
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Book Description Pearson, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M020590985X