Understanding Music

All About Music Theory

All About Music Theory

Describes the fundamentals of music, covering such topics as music notation, scales and modes, chord progression, and song form and structure.

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Genre : Music
Author : Mark Harrison
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2009-07-01
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 1423452089


Understanding Music

Understanding Music

Roger Scruton first addressed this topic in his celebrated book The Aesthetics of Music (OUP) and in this new book he applies the theory to the practice and examines a number of composers and musical forms. His continued fascination with Wagner provides much interesting content but he also deals near-death blows to his favorite targets like Pierre Boulez and Hoagy Carmichael. His legal encounter with The Pet Shop Boys is well documented (they sued him for libel in 1999) and the book closes with a devastating chapter on pop music, containing more controversial views that readers will relish. Many will be delighted; others enraged. However, underlying this book there is a consistent argument and passion for tonality and rhythm.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Roger Scruton
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2013-02-14
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781441119049


Gateways To Understanding Music

Gateways To Understanding Music

Gateways to Understanding Music explores music in all the categories that constitute contemporary musical experience: European classical music, popular music, jazz, and world music. Covering the oldest forms of human music making to the newest, the chronological narrative considers music from a global rather than a Eurocentric perspective. Each of sixty modular "gateways" covers a particular genre, style, or period of music. Every gateway opens with a guided listening example that unlocks a world of music through careful study of its structural elements. Based on their listening experience, students are asked to consider how the piece came to be composed or performed, how the piece or performance responded to the social and cultural issues at the time and place of its creation, and what that music means today. Students learn to listen to, explain, understand, and ultimately value all the music they may encounter in their world. FEATURES Global scope—Presents all music as worthy of study, including classical, world, popular, and jazz. Historical narrative—Begins with small-scale forager societies up to the present, with a shifting focus from global to European to American influences. Modular framework—60 gateways in 14 chapters allow flexibility to organize chronologically or by the seven recurring themes: aesthetics, emotion, social life, links to culture, politics, economics, and technology. Listening-guided learning—Leads to understanding the emotion, meaning, significance, and history of music. Introduction of musical concepts—Defined as needed and compiled into a Glossary for reference. Consistent structure—With the same step-by-step format, students learn through repeated practice how to listen and how to think about music. In addition to streamed audio examples, the companion website hosts essential instructors’ resources.

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Genre : Music
Author : Timothy Rice
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-01-31
Total Pages : 450 Pages
ISBN : 9781351708838


Understanding Music

Understanding Music

Music moves through time; it is not static. In order to appreciate music wemust remember what sounds happened, and anticipate what sounds might comenext. This book takes you on a journey of music from past to present, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Period to the 20th century and beyond!

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Genre : Education
Author : N. Alan Clark
Publisher :
Release : 2015-12-21
Total Pages : 316 Pages
ISBN : 1940771331


Music Theory In One Lesson

Music Theory In One Lesson

Music Theory in One Lesson was developed to make music theory more approachable than ever before. This book is packed and carefully formatted with rich, easy to understand diagrams. The use of space and visual learning really sets this book apart from the rest. The ability to read music is not required at any point in this book, so anyone can learn! The book is short and sweet, giving you the tools necessary to explore music in any direction you please. Audio Examples are provided on the Music Theory in One Lesson website. "As a music major, I've had to complete four semesters of college music theory. I can honestly say that in those four semesters I did not learn, much less understand, a fraction of what I did reading Music Theory in One Lesson. Each topic is expertly condensed and explained in a refreshing and enlightening way. This text takes all the pain so typically associated with learning music theory and replaces it with one exciting 'Eureka!' after another. I highly recommend it." - Therese Carmack

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Author : Ross Trottier
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-08-11
Total Pages : 52 Pages
ISBN : 1516861841


Understanding Music

Understanding Music

Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht was one of the most influential German musicologists of the twentieth century and yet he is almost unknown to English readers. Understanding Music summarizes Eggebrecht's thoughts on the relationship between music and cognition. As he says in his preface, the purpose of his book is 'to direct the reader towards the fundamental issues and processes implied in understanding music. What does understanding mean when applied to music? How is the process to be described?...What role do language and history play?'. Eggebrecht's answers to these and other questions amount to a compelling account of how the mind grasps the sounds of music in themselves and what other factors contribute to music's meaning so much to us as listeners.

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Genre : Music
Author : Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 151 Pages
ISBN : 0754666123


Understanding Music

Understanding Music

NOTE : You are purchasing a¿standalone¿product; MyMusicLab®Â¿does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyMusicLab search for 0134126734 / 9780134126739 ¿Understanding Music plus MyMusicLab for Music Appreciation - Access Card Package, 8/e, which includes: 0133792455 / 9780133792454 Understanding Music, 8/e 0133861767 / 9780133861761 MyMusicLab for Music Appreciation Access Card MyMusicLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. ¿ For courses in Music Appreciation ¿ Build Listening Skills Through Music Appreciation Understanding Music teaches readers to listen to music with depth, understanding, and knowledge. Using music as a tool to exercise listening skills, the Eighth Edition integrates lively text, clear listening guides, and hands-on videos and web activities to convey the importance of listening. Through exploring and understanding different music from all around the world, Understanding Music teaches readers how to appreciate music concepts and styles, as well as gain important listening skills they can exercise in all areas of life. ¿ Also available¿with MyMusicLab MyMusicLab for the Music Appreciation course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. ¿Please note: this version of MyMusicLab does not include an eText. ¿ Understanding Music, Eighth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. ¿

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Genre : Music
Author : Jeremy Yudkin
Publisher : Pearson
Release : 2014-12-27
Total Pages : 360 Pages
ISBN : 0133792455


The Everything Music Theory Book

The Everything Music Theory Book

Includes audio compact disc (cd).

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Genre : Music
Author : Marc Schonbrun
Publisher : Adams Media
Release : 2006-12-10
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 1593376529


Anthology To Accompany Gateways To Understanding Music

Anthology To Accompany Gateways To Understanding Music

This anthology to accompany Gateways to Understanding Music is comprised of musical "texts." These broadly defined texts—primarily musical scores—facilitate the integration of score study and music theory into the ethno/musicology curriculum, a necessary focus in the training of the professional musician. As posed by the textbook, the last question in each modular "gateway" is "Where do I go from here?" This resource provides one more opportunity to go beyond the textbook to examine music scores and texts in even greater depth. This anthology is a combination of primary sources for study: musical scores and music transcriptions, along with a few primary source documents and musical exercises.

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Genre : Music
Author : Samuel N. Dorf
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-12-31
Total Pages : 504 Pages
ISBN : 9781000319989


Understanding Music

Understanding Music

In an age when our patterns of music consumption are changing rapidly, musical understanding has never been more relevant. Understanding Music provides readers with an ideal entry point to the topic, addressing 'both the music lover who has made listening to music an important part of his life and at the same time is willing to reflect on music and his encounter with it, as well as the more academically-minded enthusiast and the thoughtful expert.' Its author, Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht, was one of the most influential German musicologists of the twentieth century and yet he is almost unknown to English readers. His published work stretches from one end of the musicological spectrum to the other, with research on historical topics in early music, Bach, Beethoven reception, Mahler and music aesthetics all featuring. Understanding Music summarizes Eggebrecht's thoughts on the relationship between music and cognition. As he says in his preface, the purpose of his book is 'to direct the reader towards the fundamental issues and processes implied in understanding music. What does understanding mean when applied to music? How is the process to be described? What different kinds of understanding are to be distinguished here? What other concepts are implicit in and related to the concept of understanding? How is the relationship between music and the listener who understands it to be articulated? What might correct understanding of music mean given music's multiplicity of meaning and effect? Where are the limits of understanding and what lies beyond? What role do language and history play?'. Eggebrecht's answers to these and other questions amount to a compelling account of how the mind grasps the sounds of music in themselves and what other factors contribute to music's meaning so much to us as listeners.

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Genre : Music
Author : HansHeinrich Eggebrecht
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
Total Pages : 170 Pages
ISBN : 9781351538091