Music : An Appreciation

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2005-02-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
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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
Listening Outline
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
listening outline
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
Musical Texture
Monophonic Texture
Polyphonic Texture
Homophonic Texture
Changes of Texture
Farandole from L'Arlesienne (The Woman from Arles) Suite No.2
Listening Outline
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
Musical Style
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
Listening Outline
The Fugue Organ Fugue in G Minor (Little Fugue)
Listening Outline
The Elements Of Opera
Opera In The Baroque Era
Claudio Monteverdi Orfeo (Orpheus)<
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