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A shortened version of the 11th edition, The Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to Perceptive Listening by Kristine Forney and Joseph Machlis offers a learning-oriented approach to music appreciation and its relationship to history and culture. The book offers an enticing narrative of how music is weaved into people's lives while also teaching the key...
A shortened version of the 11th edition, The Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to Perceptive Listening by Kristine Forney and Joseph Machlis offers a learning-oriented approach to music appreciation and its relationship to history and culture. The book offers an enticing narrative of how music is weaved into people's lives while also teaching the key elements of this art form. It traces the colorful history of music from the medieval period to the present time, and offers interesting in-text additions that promote critical thinking. This latest edition is acclaimed for being easy to read and teach; in fact, thousands of music instructors consider it a trusted reference. This textbook offers in-depth analysis of new and classic works by popular composers such as Purcell, Chopin, Verdi, Gershwin, Foster, and Mozart, as well as works of women composers. This latest edition can be used with listening guides, which focus on wind bands, contemporary art music, world/traditional music, and pop and rock music. Online learning tools (such as musical examples and videos) are also available. An impressive material for beginners, this book covers the basic elements of music (including melody, rhythm, harmony, texture, form, tempo and dynamics) and features chapters dedicated to musical instruments, the historical development of music, as well as some famous personalities, composers, and musicians. The Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to Perceptive Listening (Shorter Eleventh Edition) - ISBN 9780393934151 also talks about music in the 20th century, as well as the new elements of musical style that have emerged in the modern age, the growing relationship between technology and music, and some recent trends in the music business.
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