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Listening to Music

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The brief volume of the first 37 chapters focuses on Western (or Classical) music, which includes the first 6 parts of LISTENING TO MUSIC, 5th Edition, and omits all end-of-chapter "Cultural Context" boxes.
Paperback, Fifth Edition, 504 pages
Published January 25th 2007 by Cengage Learning (first published March 15th 1992)
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Apr 10, 2017 Sara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, music
Music is the creation of nostalgia(Craig Wright)

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5…

Feel it with all your skin… Enjoy all the goose bumps that the innocent sounds of flutes, oboes and clarinets entice in your whole body… feel frustration, passion, angst, anxiety, anger, hope, need, love and… death... the violins will help you with that… FLY..…

The last movement… Fantasy Overture… It is Juliet… slowly waking up of a deep dream… do you feel the need in her heart to see Romeo… The melody of the flutes and t
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Mar 30, 2013 Arwa Al-obaid rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed studying this book while watching the Open Yale Course ( Listening to Music ) by The professor who wrote this book .
Apr 18, 2009 Ron rated it really liked it
Very good experience. Reading Wright's book gave me a good perspective on the development of music over several centuries. Since it came with a single music cd included, that helped to whet my taste for listening to more. As one might expect, for a few dollars more, the whetted appetite could be satisfied with the additional purchase of a set of 6 cd's especially issued for Listening to Music and the listening exercises that are included therein. Well worth the money if one is willing to go to t ...more
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Feb 02, 2013 Chris Lira rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. There is a reasonably good balance between music theory(or technical aspects), the composers, and their music. I really liked following a piece of music in the book while hearing it in the (not included) 5-CD set.
Feb 05, 2015 Kari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wsu, mus-160
Excellent broad coverage. If you have the means, I recommend reading the print copy and buying a license to use the electronic version for its active listening guides, YouTube playlists, and interactive quizzes.
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Sep 15, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
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Got this book for my Music Appreciation class. If you know music, you really don't need this book. However, I learned a few things.
Feb 04, 2008 Ashley rated it it was amazing
I know this is a text book, but I really liked reading and learning from it.
Mar 02, 2016 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is actually a new version of a textbook I read in a Coursera course. Fantastic and covers a lot of information.
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