9780073526560

Music : An Appreciation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073526560

  • ISBN10:

    0073526568

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-11-06
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Through eight editions, Roger Kamien'sMusic: An Appreciationhas become the most widely used text for Music Appreciation and Introduction to Music Literature courses. The author has approached his new ninth 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

Elements
Sound: Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color
Performing Media: Voices and Instruments
Rhythm
Music Notation
Melody
Harmony
Key
Musical Texture
Musical Form
Performance
Musical Style
The Middle Ages
Music an the Middle Ages (450-1450)
Gregorian Chant
Secular Music in the Middle Ages
The Development of Polyphony: Organum
Fourteenth-Century Music: The ""New Art"" in Italy and France
The Renaissance
Music in the Renaissance (1450-1600)
Sacred Music
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