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Music: A Living Language Paperback – February 1, 1982

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From the Back Cover

This book is meant to prepare the way for profound moments of musical appreciation, an attempt to deepen the meaning of such experiences through a living language of music.

About the Author

Tom Manoff, also author of Music: A Living Language, has been actively involved in teaching music all his life. He has taught at the Third Street Music School Settlement, the Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Oregon. Mr. Manoff, a performer and composer, is currently the classical music critic for National Public Radio s "All Things Considered," a position he has held since 1986.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 522 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (February 1, 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393951944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393951943
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,319,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This 1982 music appreciation manual includes a vinyl record, but is not necessary to appreciate the text. Most examples could probably be found online. The book covers all sorts of musical terms, styles and time periods. It can be used as a reference or an instructional manual. This is a classic, must-have textbook for music educators.
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By clare on September 27, 2015
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great book for a great price
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I purchased this used from one of Amazon's sellers. The book comes with an LP which is worthless to me because I no longer have a turntable. I believe the seller should have included this information under "condition".
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