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The Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to Perceptive Listening (Shorter Eleventh Edition) Paperback – January 15, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0393934151 ISBN-10: 0393934152 Edition: Shorter Eleventh Edition

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  • Series: Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to (Book 11)
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Shorter Eleventh Edition edition (January 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393934152
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393934151
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kristine Forney has been a member of the Music History/Musicology faculty at California State University, Long Beach, since 1978. She specializes in Renaissance music, is a performer and teacher of historical instruments, and is the author of numerous scholarly articles exploring diverse facets of Renaissance musical life and practices. She has taught music appreciation to thousands of undergraduate students, and has been an author of The Enjoyment of Music since 1988.

The late Joseph Machlis was professor of music at Queens College of the City University of New York. Among his many publications are Introduction to Contemporary Music (Norton) and singing translations for many operas.

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The book is great providing great examples and very interesting facts.
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If you need it for a class, I would recommend it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By lol206az on September 24, 2012
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When the it arrived in the mail, I was a little disappointed that I paid $66.67 for a new textbook that didn't come with the set of 4 CDs, but I realized that you were supposed to buy it separately. If it weren't for the access codes, I would have saved a lot of money and bought a used book. However, the access to the interactive online database really helps on tests and quizzes. This book is really useful and good at making musical terminology easy to understand. If you need it for a class, I would recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tarwe, the Narnian Elf on June 30, 2012
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'The Enjoyment of Music' was actually enjoyable to read, for being a textbook! It discusses music from the Middle Ages to the present. For each song that the chapter covers, it contains a listening guide. The listening guides include some tips on what to listen for, what instruments are playing, the English translations for lyrics in foreign languages, and some other stuff for the music lover. It also has biographical notes on composers and historical notes on the time periods. The only thing I wish this book covered a little more thoroughly was the definitions of their words.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Charles Hayden McIntyre on April 19, 2014
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I purchased this book from this specific user because they listed the product as "new". It wasn't listed as "used". There are sub categories within the "used" group such as, "like new, excellent, great, good, fair" and so on. Anyway this book was listed as "new" so I bought it. When I received the book I realized the book was not "new" nor was is "like new". Pages were bent and you could tell it had some signs of damage. There is also a code that comes in a new book that I needed for school. Not only was the book not "new" but the code had been used by the seller and the bio about the book said no such thing about the code being used. When I contacted the seller they claimed when they listed the book as "new" they meant it was "like new". Not only was it not "new" it wasn't even "like new" condition wise. The seller agreed to refund a small amount of money I have to spend in order to buy the code I needed but it has been 3 months and they haven't responded to any of my emails. Terrible experience and I couldn't be more displeased. I wouldn't recommend this seller to anyone.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Christina on July 15, 2011
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I bought this book for a Music Appreciation class, and I really like the book. I am not much into history, but I do love music. This book gives insight into the history of music and historical people who have changed music over time. I think the book is great!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cavasar on October 25, 2012
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Got the book just in time for class and it was in good condition. Mine came with the online access code which I wasn't expect so that was nice as it saved me ~$15. (I still haven't used it)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By alaredhead on February 8, 2013
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I needed this book for the class I was taking. The book was perfect and full of all the information I needed for class; the CD was actually a STUDY GUIDE DVD which was AWESOME; I copied the music CDs from my classmate. Having the DVD was a sweet bonus!!! Got an A in class so I can honestly say the Book and DVD rocked!!
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I am very happy with the books I ordered. My only confusion is that I asked to rent them and paid the rental price--which is a great price--but I am confused as to the procedures to return them in May. The original instructions said that I would receive a return label to slap on an envelope, but no such label was in the shipment when I received the books. (I ordered 2 copies of the same book.) Can you help me?
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Its really unfortunate that this purchase is essentially useless to me without the included dvd/cd's of music. The book talks about a particular piece of music - with the intention that you'd be listening to it simultaneously.
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