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Listening to Music (5th Edition) Paperback – November 5, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0131733398 ISBN-10: 0131733397 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (November 5, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131733397
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131733398
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.9 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #245,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 25, 1999
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Very well organized. The reader will never become lost in it. Excellent choices of musical examples. Martin Bookspan's commentary is superb.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James B. Wasden on September 23, 2009
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If you thot the classics were difficult and boring, well think again! This books bring them alive, and provides a beginner's understanding of just what the classics can mean to anyone. This book is both educational, as well as inspiring - even to anyone on a desert island for the past 50 years. I only wish the opera offering(s) were more extensive;maybe Zorn and August should write a similar version exclusively for opera - I wish they would. This text was required reading for a summer school class at our local Clark College, but it has become a key volume in my meager musical library, and will be referred to often.
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Book was worn when received. Coffee stains. Although all the pages were there, looks like it has some water damage or maybe condensation damage. Otherwise good for its intents and purposes.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Ruiz on September 7, 2005
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I'M SURE GLAD I ORDERED...JUST WHAT I NEEDED AND RIGHT ON TIME FOR SCHOOL..THANKS! A ++++
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By CharlieAG on August 3, 2014
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If I didn't need it for school, wouldn't buy it. Impossible to get anywhere to buy it back.
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