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Music: An Appreciation

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  360 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
This book is the leading text for the nonmajors' introduction to music courses. Some of the books distinctive features include the listening outlines (created by Kamien), the clear concise writing style, the well chosen examples, and the strong elements section. The fifth edition includes new selections throughout, additional listening outlines, new unit on The American Mu ...more
Hardcover, 411 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by McGraw-Hill Companies (first published 1975)
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Jimyanni
Nov 20, 2011 Jimyanni rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This book purports to be a survey of music from the Middle Ages through the present; as such, it spends rather a lot of space covering music from 450 AD through 1900, and precious little attention on anything that could loosely be considered "modern". It also gives only a short chapter nod-of-the-head to non-western music, with a tiny subchapter on sub-Saharan Africa and a slightly longer subchapter on Indian Classical music and Ravi Shankar. It seems to me that if the desire was to write a text ...more
Mojgan
Feb 02, 2011 Mojgan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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بهترین کتاب آموزشی...هر صفحه رو به جای خوندن می بلعم
Kelsey Williams
Nov 29, 2014 Kelsey Williams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This textbook was great, with incredibly detailed examples for specific music pieces. It covers each period of music, and has a really useful glossary and index. I would have enjoyed it a lot more if my instructor had activated the online Connect music feature that it was written to be used with, but that isn't the books fault.
Mostafa
Feb 24, 2014 Mostafa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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كتاب بسيار خوب و ارزشمند ، كه مولف تلاش كرده با ارائه يك مجموعه امهّات مباحث موسيقي جهاني را مطرح سازد . از مباحث تئوريك و بنيادين تا معرفي ساز ها ، معرفي دوره هاي تاريخي ، سبك هاي گوناگون و معرفي آهنگسازان مطرح در هر دوره .
به هر حال داشتن اين كتاب جامع به هنرجويان و علاقه مندان به ويژه در حيطه موسيقي جهاني توصيه مي شود.
Veronica
Jul 04, 2011 Veronica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very interesting "every angle" look on music and its possibilities. Great information regarding composers of every time period and genre and music patterns/ styles. Definitely a book to read if you're into music of any kind. Fascinating read.
Portia S
Sep 03, 2014 Portia S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This lovely book sends one on a musical adventure from Vivaldi to Stravinsky, where one learns to identify unique features of each musical period. Also, there are lovely biographies of some of the greatest musicians of all time.
siavash nazerfasihi
Aug 12, 2013 siavash nazerfasihi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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کتاب بسیار جالب و خواندنی. به طور مختصر حوادث اتفاق افتاده بر موسیقی رو در طول تاریخ بررسی میکنه.میتونه به عنوان یه منبع کلی باشه. البته نکات مهمی هم حذف شده. نمیدونم که خود مالف ننوشته یا ترجمه نشده یا شایدم سانسور شده.
Miguel
Jul 26, 2012 Miguel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the textbook I use in Music Appreciation. The music selections are excellent and I really like the listening guides, but it's biggest drawback is that it does not cover jazz in nearly enough detail.
Jennifer
I was assigned this book when I took a music course back in college. I thought it was interesting and I liked how it came with a CD to listen to the piece as you read.
Shiva
May 03, 2011 Shiva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
کتاب خیلی خوبی برای کسایی هست که دوست دارن آشنایی فشرده ایی با تاریخ موسیقی داشته باشند. طرح های شنیدنی کتاب واقعاً آموزنده و "شنیدنی" هستن!!
Marisha
Jan 26, 2010 Marisha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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everybody can read and enjoy of it,even if they know nothing about Music.
It is one of my pleasure in my art-life to be acquainted with this book.
EA
Mar 14, 2008 EA rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: music-textbooks
In the picture of the orchestra there is a saxopone with "bass clarinet" as its label. On the upside, it includes Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
Storm
Dec 09, 2009 Storm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Music lovers
Shelves: own, school
This was a really good overview of music history and I really enjoyed reading and listening along.
Kari
Jun 21, 2011 Kari rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My 6-year-old brother liked this one (the parts I let him see)
Rebecca
May 20, 2009 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's just what it claims to be - can't complain.
Hajar Salimi khaligh
همه چی درباره موسیقی( خیلی کامله!)
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