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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  283 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Music: An Appreciation,6/e is an exciting new revision of the most widely used text for the non-majors' Introduction to Music or Music Appreciation courses. Instructors have made Kamien's Music: An Appreciation the leading book because of its thorough coverage (including world music),because of its unsurpassed supplements package (including multi-media software),and becaus ...more
Paperback, 435 pages
Published July 9th 2010 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published 1975)
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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
بهترین کتاب آموزشی...هر صفحه رو به جای خوندن می بلعم
Kelsey Williams
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
Dec 09, 2009 Storm rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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.
My 6-year-old brother liked this one (the parts I let him see)
It's just what it claims to be - can't complain.
Hajar Salimi khaligh
همه چی درباره موسیقی( خیلی کامله!)
Navid Abyazi
دانشگاه موسیقی
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