From the Back Cover
HEAR THE NEWS! LISTENING TO MUSIC IS BETTER THAN EVER!
Listening to Music's step-by-step presentation, accessible and reader-friendly approach, and focus on the music and composers helps you gain the effective listening skills needed to identify composers, their styles, and their music.
Listening to Music reflects the successful and innovative approach used in Dr. Jay Zorn’s popular course in music appreciation. Written in a lively and appealing style, Listening to Music provides the foundation for acquiring a lifelong knowledge and appreciation of music. It concentrates on the effective listening skills needed to identify composers and to recognize their styles and some of their representative works–playing in the background of the social, economic, and historical influences in their lives. By reading this book, you’ll become an informed consumer of music, gaining not only new expertise and insights but also being able to choose from the musical offerings available to you. From world music to jazz; classical music to rock; Broadway and film; Listening to Music is the ideal introduction to today’s musical world.
NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION
NEW! UPDATED DESIGN and FULL COLOR FORMAT
- Presents material in a more attractive, readable format.
- Art work and maps presented in full-color
NEW! Complete chapter on JAZZ
- Expands coverage
- Gives Jazz the attention it deserves
NEW! Limitless online listening
- Exposes students to more music
- Allows professor to customize listening tasks
- Ability to download files for later study
NEW! On line Source Documents
- Seminal readings on music history available in one place
- Gives students deeper understanding of music history
EXPANDED AND UPDATED! Coverage of rock, rap, world music, Broadway, film music, and other styles
- Fulfills need for diversity
- Presents music students know and enjoy
About the Author
Dr. Jay Zorn is the Chairman of the Music Education Department at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, and a past president of the California Music Educators Association. For 30 years, Dr. Zorn has focused on training music educators, teaching music appreciation to thousands of students, and developing new, courses .designed to appeal to the expanding cultural diversity of student populations.
June August is a playwright whose works have been produced in New England, California, Florida, and off-Broadway. She has been the Editorial Director of the Education Division of Walt Disney Productions and Director of Public Information for the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. In addition, June is a writing consultant and trainer for Fortune 500 companies throughout North America.