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Through seven editions, Roger Kamien's Music: An Appreciation has become the most widely used text for Music Appreciation and Introduction to Music Literature courses. The author has approached his new eight edition with the goal of re-examining the scholarship and refreshing the repertoire while maintaining the strengths that have made the book number one - the clear presentation of musical elements, the vivid depiction of music history, the carefully chosen musical examples, the detailed and informative Listening Outlines, and the unsurpassed supplements package.
Table of Contents
|Sound: Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color Pitch: Highnessor Lowness of Sound Dynamics Tone Color Listening Outlines, Vocal Music Guides, and the Properties of Sound Lohengrin, Prelude to Act III by Richard Wagner|
|Listening Outline C-Jam Blues|
|Performing Media: Voices and Instruments Voices Musical Instruments String Instruments Woodwind Instruments Brass Instruments Percussion Instruments Keyboard Instruments Electronic Instruments|
|The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34|
|Rhythm Beat Meter Accent and Syncopation Tempo|
|Music Notation Notating Pitch Notating Rhythm Notating Silence (Rests) Notating Meter The Score|
|Harmony Consonance and Dissonance|
|The Triad Broken Chords (Arpegios)|
|The Major Scale|
|The Minor Scale|
|The Key Signature|
|The Chromatic Scale Modulation: Change of Key Tonic Key|
|Changes of Texture|
|Farandole from L'Arlesienne (The Woman from Arles) Suite No.2|
|Musical Form Techniques That Create Musical Form Repetition Contrast Variation Types of Musical Form Three-Part (Ternary) Form: A B A Dance of the Reed Pipes from Nutcracker Suite|
|Listening Outline Two-Part (Binary) Form: A B Forlane from Suite No.1 in C Major for Orchestra|
|Listening Outline Listening for Form|
|The Middle Ages And Renaissance|
|Music In The Middle Ages (450-1450) Gregorian Chant|
|The Church Modes Alleluia: Vidimus stellam (We have seen his star)|
|Vocal Music Guide O Successores (You successors) by Hildegard of Bingen|
|Vocal Music Guide Secular Music in the Middle Ages Estampie|
|The Development of Polyphony: Organum School of Notre Dame: Measured Rhythm|
|Fourteenth-Century Music: The "New Art" in France Guilaume de Machaut Notre|
|Dame Mass: Agnus Dei Vocal Music Guide|
|Music In The Renaissance (1450-1600) Characteristics of Renaissance Music Word and Music Texture Rhythm and Melody Sacred Music in the Renaissance Josquin Desprez and the Renaissance Motet Ave Maria...virgo serena (Hail Mary...serene virgin)|
|Vocal Music Guide Palestrina and the Renaissance Mass Pope Marcellus Mass: Kyrie Secular Music in the Renaissance|
|Vocal Music: The Renaissance Madrigal As Vesta Was Descending|
|Vocal Music Guide Instrumental Music Passamezzo and Galiard|
|Caroubel, from Terpsichore|
|The Baroque Period|
|Baroque Music (1600-1750) Characteristics of Baroque Music Unity of Mood Rhythm Melody Dynamics Texture Chords and the Basso Continuo (Figured Bass) Words and Music|
|The Baroque Orchestra Baroque Forms|
|Music In Baroque Society|
|The Concerto Grosso And Ritornello Form Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D Major|
|The Fugue Organ Fugue in G Minor (Little Fugue)|
|The Elements Of Opera|
|Opera In The Baroque Era|
|Claudio Monteverdi Orfeo (Orpheus)<|
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