The Essential Listening to Music

The Essential Listening to Music

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THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC draws on the strengths of author Craig Wrighta€™s larger volumes--outstanding listening pedagogy, clear writing, state-of-the-art online ancillaries--and delivers them in a style that is designed to connect with todaya€™s students and inspire a lifelong appreciation of music. In this concise book, scholar and master-teacher Wright focuses on the key concepts and works presented within a typical Music Appreciation course, avoids lengthy discussions on side topics, and includes a set of integrated digital resources that make it easier--and fun--for students to master the material. THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC is approximately 60 percent shorter than the large volume and is priced much lower than our larger texts. This chronological text discusses musical examples from each historical period, each discussed within its social context. This provides students with a sense of a piecea€™s construction, as well as its historical and cultural meaning. THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC includes a wide range of resources designed to develop listening skills and challenge students: a free Introduction to Listening CD, packaged with each copy of the text; Listening Exercises built into the book and online (unique to Wrighta€™s text); streaming music ; computer-enhanced Active Listening Guides; and listening quizzes for all of the music in the text. All of these are included within CourseMate--for use with or without your schoola€™s LMS. Students can download all of the music that is covered in the text -- directly to a music library -- using the Sony Music Download Card that is bound into the book. A full set of lecture-based digital resources provides you with the tools you need to prepare for class, and an optional two-CD set is also available. As an instructor, you can also customize THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC to fit your specific needs by including pop and global music from the larger edition of LISTENING TO MUSIC. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC draws on the strengths of author Craig Wrighta#39;s larger volumes--outstanding listening resources, clear writing, state-of-the-art online resources--and delivers them in a direct, conversational style that is ...

Title:The Essential Listening to Music
Author:Craig Wright
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2012-01-17


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