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Listening to Western Music (with Introduction to Listening CD-ROM) (Available Titles CourseMate) Paperback – March 31, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1439083475 ISBN-10: 1439083479 Edition: 6th

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  • Series: Available Titles CourseMate
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 6 edition (March 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439083479
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439083475
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #470,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The listening guides are a decided strength and are masterfully conceived and executed."

"Strengths: 1. Wright has written with extreme clarity. He doesnÂ't waste words or indulge in scholarly "overkill. 2. He has done a good job of relating musical forms and styles to popular music forms. Of particular note are the examples of the Sting rondo and Elton JohnÂ's use of basso ostinato (would it be possible to have those pieces included on the CDs? I fear that I donÂ't own either of them). 3. The introductory CD contains the best examples of musical instruments, musical element and textures and forms that IÂ've ever heard."

"The new layout with more, shorter chapters is an improvement] in that it does break up the longer chapters; it presents less of an apparent obstacle for studentsÂ--which is excellent!"

"[for part openers with timelines] Good idea Â- with what is happening in the world at that time Â- so that the music is put into context for the students."

"[On LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC] Thank you for considering this. I teach an entirely separate course on non-Western music so I have no use for any of the world music contentÂ--also there simply isnÂ't time in 15 weeks to cover even all of the art music." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Craig M. Wright received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in 1966 and his Ph.D. in musicology from Harvard University in 1972. He began his teaching career at the University of Kentucky and for the past 40 years has been teaching at Yale University, where he is the Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Music as well as Director of Online Education. He teaches his perennially popular introductory course "Listening to Music", also part of the offerings of Open Yale Courses, and his selective seminar "Exploring the Nature of Genius". The author of numerous scholarly books and articles on composers ranging from Leoninus to Bach, Dr. Wright has also received many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Einstein and Kinkeldey Awards of the American Musicological Society, and the Dent Medal of the International Musicological Society. In 2004 he was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Chicago, and in 2010 he was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining fellow inductee banjo player Steve Martin. Dr. Wright has also published LISTENING TO MUSIC, CHINESE EDITION (Cengage Learning/Three Union Press, 2012), translated and simplified by Profs. Li Xiujung (China Conservatory, Beijing) and Yu Zhigang (Central Conservatory, Beijing), both of whom worked with Wright at Yale; LISTENING TO MUSIC and LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC, Seventh Editions (Cengage Learning, 2015); and MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION, MEDIA UPDATE (Cengage Learning, 2010) with coauthor Bryan Simms. He is presently at work on a volume titled MOZART'S BRAIN: EXPLORING THE NATURE OF GENIUS.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jan on February 7, 2012
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I truly enjoyed my music class. This book dates back to the early genres of making exceptional music. Learning the history behind todays music era is incredible.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Vanderhorst on March 10, 2011
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I was satisfied when I first purchased the book Listening to Western Music and the CD's that accompany the book from s.sirous-Amazon MarketPlace and then realized that two of the cd's were missing which wasnt really a complainable problem since the items were used, I didnt think it would have been fare to give the seller a bad review. After I let the seller know that the two cd's were missing the seller informed me that he would do every thing in his power to find and get the two cd's to me and he did find the two cd's and sent them to me at no cost to me at all. I would have to say that this was going far above and beyound the call of duty to satisfy the customer and I am very greatfull for this and I think this seller should be given the highest of ratings possible on Amazon Marketplace. Thank You very much for your help and the way you handled this matter. Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Pretty much what the headline says. If anything goes wrong with your book, you either bought the wrong one, or the seller needs a bad review, not the book.
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By chaychayb on December 5, 2012
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good i really like the product. I will shop with this company again I would recommend this company to anyone
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Yvette G on February 22, 2010
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missing chapters 1-7. even though it shipped fast and was very inexpensive, and now i know why.
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