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Best-selling MUSIC LISTENING TODAY, 6e leads you on an enchanting journey through the history of music from the early Western period to the present day--teaching you how to listen as you go. Its unique chronological framework helps you understand and appreciate different styles, forms, and genres of music. You may recognize many of the musical selections, which were carefully chosen for their ability to give you an appreciation for all kinds of music. The Sixth Edition includes an access card for downloads of all the music covered in the book.
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Charles Hoffer is Professor of Music at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He formerly taught at Indiana University, served as president of the Music Educators National Conference, and is an established author of books and articles about music.
Darrell Bailey is Professor of Music at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. He taught at Oberlin Conservatory and the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington and later was the founding director of the music program of the IU School of Music in Indianapolis. Subsequently, he founded the new media program at Indianapolis and was the founding executive associate dean of the first School of Informatics in the United States.
"I feel the greatest strength of the textbook, and the one that prompted my selection of it, was the balanced treatment of the key components: music fundamentals; history of western European art music; American popular music; and world music. Although I would welcome more expansive treatment of world music, this volume provides much better treatment than the cursory nod provided in most other music appreciation textbooks."
"It has the big picture. Good introduction to rudiments of music. The fact that it includes the ethno music I want to teach is a big plus. ... While Charles Hoffer's text focuses primarily on Western art music, the text includes music from popular styles and world music, and presents the information in a way that builds students' familiarity from the very general to a more technical level of engagement."
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