Understanding Music

Understanding Music
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Author: Roger Scruton
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781474270182
Release: 2016-02-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With Understanding Music and The Aesthetics of Music (1997) Roger Scruton set a new standard of rigour and seriousness in the philosophy of music. This collection of wide-ranging essays covers all aspects of the theory and practice of music, showing the significance of music as an expression of the moral life. The book is split into two parts, the first is devoted to the aesthetics and theory of music and the second consists of critical studies of individual composers, thinkers and works including essays on Mozart, Wagner, Beethoven's Ninth, Janácek & Schoenberg, Szymanowski and Adorno. Understanding Music will appeal to specialists in philosophy and musicology and also to music lovers who wish to find deeper meaning in this mysterious art. The Bloomsbury Revelations editions includes a new preface from author.

Understanding Music

Understanding Music
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Author: Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht
Pages: 151
ISBN: 0754666123
Release: 2010
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Gateways to Understanding Music

Gateways to Understanding Music
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Author: Timothy Rice,Dave Wilson
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9781351708838
Release: 2019-01-31
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Understanding Music

Understanding Music
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Author: Antony Hopkins
Pages: 260
ISBN: 1849550336
Release: 2011-03
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Antony Hopkins was most instrumental in opening up classical music to a wider audience. To celebrate his 90th birthday in 2011 (21st March, same date as Bach but different year) we are republishing some of his works.

Understanding Music

Understanding Music
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Author: N. Alan Clark,Thomas Heflin,Jeffrey Kluball
Pages: 316
ISBN: 1940771331
Release: 2015-12-21
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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!

Understanding Music

Understanding Music
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Author: Jeremy Yudkin
Pages: 494
ISBN: 0130811254
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Jeremy Yudkin's" book is a rich music appreciation program that supports the ultimate goal of teaching active listening. By focusing on music of the Western tradition in its social, historical, and global context, this book engages readers in an active listening experience of music through a lively narrative text and innovative activities. Topic coverage includes music around the world, the fundamentals of music, the art of listening, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque Era, the Classic Era, Beethoven, the Nineteenth Century, and the Twentieth Century. For those interested in developing active listening skills and a deeper appreciation for music.

Understanding Music

Understanding Music
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Author: Jeremy Yudkin
Pages: 494
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110394991
Release: 2002
Editor: Pearson College Division

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Jeremy Yudkin's" book is a rich music appreciation program that supports the ultimate goal of teaching active listening. By focusing on music of the Western tradition in its social, historical, and global context, this book engages readers in an active listening experience of music through a lively narrative text and innovative activities. Topic coverage includes music around the world, the fundamentals of music, the art of listening, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque Era, the Classic Era, Beethoven, the Nineteenth Century, and the Twentieth Century. For those interested in developing active listening skills and a deeper appreciation for music.

All about Music Theory

All about Music Theory
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Author: Mark Harrison
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1423452089
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Understanding Music Theory

Understanding Music Theory
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Author: Poldi Zeitlin,David Goldberger
Pages: 94
ISBN: 0711986711
Release: 2001
Editor: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This volume offers a foundation course for use by students and teachers. You start at the beginning and advance to the point where you can harmonize and play satisfactory piano accompaniments to familiar tunes. Each paper is accompanied by a self-test work sheet and answers are given at the end of the book.

Understanding Music

Understanding Music
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Author: HansHeinrich Eggebrecht
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781351538091
Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Understanding the Music Industries

Understanding the Music Industries
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Author: Chris Anderton,Andrew Dubber,Martin James
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781446290798
Release: 2012-12-14
Editor: SAGE

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Everyone knows music is big business, but do you really understand how ideas and inspiration become songs, products, downloads, concerts and careers? This textbook guides students to a full understanding of the processes that drive the music industries. More than just an expose or 'how to' guide, this book gives students the tools to make sense of technological change, socio-cultural processes, and the constantly shifting music business environment, putting them in the front line of innovation and entrepreneurship in the future. Packed with case studies, this book: • Takes the reader on a journey from Glastonbury and the X-Factor to house concerts and crowd-funded releases; • Demystifies management, publishing and recording contracts, and the world of copyright, intellectual property and music piracy; • Explains how digital technologies have changed almost all aspects of music making, performing, promotion and consumption; • Explores all levels of the music industries, from micro-independent businesses to corporate conglomerates; • Enables students to meet the challenge of the transforming music industries. This is the must-have primer for understanding and getting ahead in the music industries. It is essential reading for students of popular music in media studies, sociology and musicology.

The Understanding of Music

The Understanding of Music
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Author: Charles R. Hoffer
Pages: 544
ISBN: UCSD:31822001792704
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown

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Understanding Basic Music Theory

Understanding Basic Music Theory
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Author: Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Pages: 278
ISBN: 1680921541
Release: 2018-01-28
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The main purpose of the book is to explore basic music theory so thoroughly that the interested student will then be able to easily pick up whatever further theory is wanted. Music history and the physics of sound are included to the extent that they shed light on music theory. The main premise of this course is that a better understanding of where the basics come from will lead to better and faster comprehension of more complex ideas.It also helps to remember, however, that music theory is a bit like grammar. Catherine Schmidt-Hones is a music teacher from Champaign, Illinois and she has been a pioneer in open education since 2004. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois in the Open Online Education program with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction.

Music Theory in One Lesson

Music Theory in One Lesson
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Author: Ross Trottier
Pages: 52
ISBN: 1516861841
Release: 2015-08-11
Editor: CreateSpace

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Understanding Music

Understanding Music
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Author: Judy Tatchell
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0746003021
Release: 1990
Editor: Edc Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

-- Wide variety of styles discussed to help readers know what to look or listen for to enhance their enjoyment-- Puts the arts in historical context

Understanding Post Tonal Music

Understanding Post Tonal Music
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Author: Miguel A. Roig-Francolí
Pages: 402
ISBN: 0367432870
Release: 2019-12-10
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Understanding Post-Tonal Music explores the compositional and musical processes of twentieth-century post-tonal music. The book is intended for undergraduate or general graduate courses on the theory and analysis of twentieth-century music. The aim of the book is to increase the accessibility of post-tonal music by providing students with tools for understanding issues like pitch organization, rhythm and meter, form, texture, and aesthetics. By presenting the music first and then deriving the theory, Understanding Post-Tonal Music leads students to greater understanding and appreciation of this challenging and important repertoire.

Understanding Music

Understanding Music
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Author: I. T. Mensah
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9964981007
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown

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Create Produce Consume

Create  Produce  Consume
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Author: David Bruenger
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9780520303515
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: University of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Create, Produce, Consume explores the cycle of musical experience for musicians, professionals, and budding entrepreneurs looking to break into the music industry. Building on the concepts of his previous book, Making Money, Making Music, David Bruenger provides readers with a basic framework for understanding the relationships between the artist and audience and the producer consumer by examining the methods underlying creation-production-reception and creation-consumption-compensation. Each chapter offers a different perspective on the processes and structures that lead listeners to discover, experience, and interact with music and musical artists. Through case studies ranging from Taylor Swift’s refusal to allow her music to be streamed on Spotify to the rise of artists supported through sites like Patreon, Bruenger offers highly relevant real-world examples of industry practices that shape our encounters with music. Create, Produce, Consume is a critical tool for giving readers the agile knowledge necessary to adapt to a rapidly changing music industry. Graphs, tables, lists for additional reading, and questions for further discussion illustrate key concepts. Online resources for instructors and students will include sample syllabi, lists for expanded reading, and more.

Understanding Popular Music Culture

Understanding Popular Music Culture
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Author: Roy Shuker
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781317440895
Release: 2016-01-29
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This extensively revised and expanded fifth edition of Understanding Popular Music Culture provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the production, distribution, consumption and meaning of popular music, and the debates that surround popular culture and popular music. Reflecting the continued proliferation of popular music studies, the new music industry in a digital age, and the emergence of new stars, this new edition has been reorganized and extensively updated throughout, making for a more coherent and sequenced coverage of the field. These updates include: two new chapters entitled ‘The Real Thing’: Authenticity, covers and the canon and ‘Time Will Pass You By’: Histories and popular memory new case studies on artists including The Rolling Stones, Lorde, One Direction and Taylor Swift further examples of musical texts, genres, and performers throughout including additional coverage of Electronic Dance Music expanded coverage on the importance of the back catalogue and the box set; reality television and the music biopic greater attention to the role and impact of the internet and digital developments in relation to production, dissemination, mediation and consumption; including the role of social network sites and streaming services each chapter now has its own set of expanded references to facilitate further investigation. Additional resources for students and teachers can also be found on the companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/shuker), which includes additional case studies, links to relevant websites and a discography of popular music metagenres.

Understanding Music

Understanding Music
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Author: William Fleming,Abraham Veinus
Pages: 452
ISBN: STANFORD:36105042285697
Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown

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