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"Music: Ways of Listening" is intended for use in introductory college courses for students with little or no prior background in music, and is focused upon the development of perceptive listening skills and a broad survey of the Western concert literature. -- From preface.

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Genre Book : Music appreciation
Author Book : Elliott Schwartz
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Release Book : 1982
Download Book : 534 Pages
ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105007517183


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This enlightening text promotes listening to music as a rewarding component in the psychotherapeutic consultation. Unlike other guides on the topic, this book encourages the choice of music to come from the patient, rather than being prescribed by the therapist. The comprehensive approach considers both theoretical and practical application, in any therapy setting, with a specific focus on children and adults who have suffered emotional trauma in early childhood. Featuring interviews from spiritual leaders, therapists, musicians and poets, the book explores the personal importance of listening to music and discovering how that music can bring on strong emotions and reinforce feelings. Listening to Music in Psychotherapy is a practical guide that is invaluable for psychotherapists, counsellors and music therapists. Healthcare professionals with an interest in music therapy will also find it of great interest, as will course leaders and students in psychology, counselling and psychotherapy.

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : Mary Butterton
Publisher : Radcliffe Publishing
Release Book : 2008
Download Book : 194 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781857757415


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Listening according to mood is likely to be what most people do when they listen to music. We want to take part in, or even be part of, the emerging world of the musical work. Using the sources of musical history and philosophy, Erik Wallrup explores this extremely vague and elusive phenomenon, which is held to be fundamental to musical hearing. Wallrup unfolds the untold musical history of the German word for ’mood’, Stimmung, which in the 19th century was abundant in the musical aesthetics of the German-Austrian sphere. Martin Heidegger’s much-discussed philosophy of Stimmung is introduced into the field of music, allowing Wallrup to realise fully the potential of the concept. Mood in music, or, to be more precise, musical attunement, should not be seen as a peculiar kind of emotionality, but that which constitutes fundamentally the relationship between listener and music. Exploring mood, or attunement, is indispensable for a thorough understanding of the act of listening to music.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : Erik Wallrup
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2016-04-15
Download Book : 286 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781317175391


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In this book the author argues that human musical understanding is rooted in the traditions of culture and that experience of music depends crucially on what the individual brings to it.

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Genre Book : Philosophy
Author Book : Martyn Evans
Publisher : Springer
Release Book : 1990-06-18
Download Book : 160 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781349117369


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What is music in the age of the cloud? Today, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. It is possible to flit instantly across genres and generations, from 1980s Detroit techno to 1890s Viennese neo-romanticism. This new age of listening brings with it astonishing new possibilities--as well as dangers. In Every Song Ever, the veteran New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff reimagines the very idea of music appreciation for our times. In the age of the cloud, the genre of the recording and the intention of the composer matter less and less. Instead, we can savor our own listening experience more directly, taking stock of qualities like repetition, speed, density, or loudness. The result is a new mode of listening that can lead to unexpected connections. When we listen for slowness, we may detect surprising affinities between the drone metal of Sunn O))), the mixtape manipulations of DJ Screw, and the final works of Shostakovich. And if we listen for more elusive qualities like closeness, we might notice how the tight harmonies of bluegrass vocals illuminate the virtuosic synchrony of John Coltrane's quartet. Encompassing the sounds of five continents and several centuries, Ratliff's book is a definitive field guide to our musical habitat, and a foundation for the new aesthetics our age demands.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : Ben Ratliff
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Book : 2016-02-09
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781429953597


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The celebrated American composer offers guidelines for listening to both classical and modern music and explains terminology.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : Aaron Copland
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Book : 2002
Download Book : 266 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0451528670


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Genre Book : Music appreciation
Author Book : Allan Schindler
Publisher :
Release Book : 1980
Download Book : 432 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCAL:B4134536


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As both a distinct genre and a particular mode of filmmaking, the idea of the epic has been central to the history of cinema. Including contributions from both established and emerging film music scholars, the ten essays in Music in Epic Film: Listening to Spectacle provide a cross-section of contemporary scholarship on the subject. They explore diverse topics, including the function of music in epic narratives, the socio-political implications of cinematic music, and the use of pre-existing music in epic films. Intended for students and scholars in film music, film appreciation, and media studies, the wide range of topics and the diversity of the films that the authors discuss make Music in Epic Film: Listening to Spectacle an ideal introduction to the field of music in epic film.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : Stephen C. Meyer
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2016-09-01
Download Book : 244 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781317425861


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Combining a student-friendly presentation with cutting-edge digital resources, LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC equips you with the tools to actively listen to and inspire a lifelong appreciation for music. Known for his clear, conversational style, Professor Wright helps you immediately find connections to music by comparing pop and classical music concepts. His text is organized chronologically and discusses musical examples from each era in its social context -- describing the construction and culture of each piece. LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC is fully integrated with MindTap to better help you develop your listening skills and maximize your course success. Online resources include interactive exercises, streaming music, Active Listening Guides, chapter and critical thinking quizzes, iAudio lectures, YouTube videos, Beat the Clock games, and more. You also can download all music directly to a music library. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Craig Wright
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Book : 2016-01-01
Download Book : 512 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781305888159


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For Music Appreciation courses at the college and high-school levels. 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. Students are encouraged to become informed consumers of music and active supporters of the arts, gaining not only new expertise and insights but also being able to choose from the musical offerings available to them. Readers are able to recognize their responsibilities as audiences of the present and future.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : Jay D. Zorn
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release Book : 2003
Download Book : 479 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0131773151