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Music: The Art of Listening Loose Leaf

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9780078025174

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0078025176
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1/7/2013
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Summary

With Music: The Art of Listening, students practice engaging with music critically, and with an appreciative ear. Presenting music within a broadened cultural and historical context, The Art of Listening encourages students to draw on the relationships between: music and the other arts; musical characteristics of different periods; as well as Western music and various non-Western musics and concepts.

Learning to appreciate music is a skill. Together with McGraw-Hill's Connect Music, The Art of Listening helps students develop that skill by encouraging them to be active and thoughtful participants in their own listening experience.

Whether listening through headphones or at a live performance, The Art of Listening will develop students' ability to hone the skills required to listen to, reflect upon, and write about music.

Table of Contents

Part One: Basic Concepts
1. Sound
2. Rhythm
3. Melody
4. Harmony
5. Timbre
6. Attending Performances

Part Two: Ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance (c. 500 BCE-1600 CE)
7. The Music of Anceient Greece
8. Medieval Music
9. The Renaissance: General Characteristics
10. Sacred Music of the Renaissance
11. Secular Music in the Renaissance

Part Three: The Baroque (1600-1750)
12. Toward the Baroque
13. The Baroque: General Characteristics
14. Dramatic Music of the Baroque
15. Baroque Instrumental Music

Part Four: The Classical Period (1750-1820)
16. Toward Classicism
17: The Classical Period: General Characteristics
18. Formal Design in the Classical Period
19. Vocal Music in the Classical Period

Part Five: The Age of Romanticism (1820-1910)
20. Toward Romanticism
21. The Romantic Style: General Characteristics
22. The Romantic Style: Orchestral Music
23. The Romantic Style: Music for Solo Instrument and for Voice
24. Dramatic Music of the Romantic Period

Part Six: Revolution and Evolution: Music in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
25. Toward a New Music
26: The Twentieth Century and Beyond: General Characteristics
27: Musical Revolutionaries
28: Musical Evolutionaries
29: Music for Stage and Films
30: Jazz
Postlude: The New Internationalism


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