World of Music

ISBN-10: 0073401412
ISBN-13: 9780073401416
Edition: 7th 2010
Authors: David Willoughby
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List price: $148.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 7/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The World of Musicis a music appreciation book designed for instructors who want to focus on listening to music as it exists in the real world of their students. Expanding the traditional repertoire used for music study, this popular text begins with American folk, religious, jazz, popular, and ethnic music before introducing some world music and concluding with a thorough overview of Western classical music. The approach captures the essence of each repertoire, and equips students to recognize different styles, appreciate their different functions, and possess a solid foundation for a lifetime of musical appreciation.

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Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Preparation for Listening
Introducing the World of Music
The Infinite Variety of Music: A Global Perspective
The American Mainstream and Ethnic Diversity
Music in Culture
Music Labels: Help or Hindrance?
Artists and Artistry
The Business of Music
Manufacturing and Merchandising
Performance of Music
Music Publishing and Copyright Laws
Music in Advertising
Music in the Community
Summary
The Nature of Music: Vocabulary for Listening and Understanding
Definitions of Music
Music as a Science
Expressive and Functional Qualities of Music
Music Is Sound and Silence
Music Moves through Time
Music Is an Art
Music Is Universal
Music Is a Means of Expression
Music Can Be Functional
Music Is a Changing Art
The Creative, Performing, and Listening Experiences
Participating in Active Listening
The Elements of Music
Melody
Harmony
Rhythm
Loudness
Tone Quality
Interaction of the Elements
To Create a Style: Musical Concepts
Texture
Genres and Forms
Melodic Growth and Character
Goals for Listening
Summary
Listening to American Music: Folk, Religious, Jazz, and Pop
Folk Music Traditions
Goals for Listening
The Roots of Traditional Folk Music
Types of Folk Music
The Blues
Folk Music: An Expanded View
The Urban Folk Revival
Urban Blues
Summary
Religious Music Traditions
Goals for Listening
The Roots of American Protestant Music
Psalm Singing and Psalters
Lining Out, Singing Schools, and the Shape-Note System
Traditional Black Gospel Music
White Gospel Music: Revival and Evangelical Hymns
Popular Contemporary Styles
Summary
Jazz Styles
Goals for Listening
What Is Jazz?
The Jazz Style
The Feel of Swing
Instruments
Improvisation
The Roots of Jazz
Jazz Styles
New Orleans and Chicago Jazz
Stride and Boogie Woogie
Swing and Big Band Jazz
Bebop
Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, and Free Jazz
Modern Jazz, Fusion, and Smooth Jazz
Summary
Popular Music
Goals for Listening
The Definition and Scope of Popular Music
Pre-Twentieth Century
Twentieth Century and Beyond
Tin Pan Alley
Vaudeville
Musicals
Film
Radio and Recordings
Country Music
Hillbilly
Cowboy Songs and Western Swing
Bluegrass
The Nashville Sound
Contemporary Country
Early African American Influences
Motown
Gospel
Rhythm and Blues
Soul
Contemporary Styles
Rock
Rap/Hip-Hop
Other Genres
Summary
Listening to World Music
Music of the Americas
Goals for Listening
Native American Music
Style and Context
Assimilation and Preservation
Ethnic Music in the United States
Reggae
Latino Music
Cajun and Zydeco Music
Music of South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean
Indigenous Folk Culture
Musical Instruments
Folk Songs and Dances
Religious Influences
Summary
Music Beyond the Americans
Goals for Listening
Music in India
Classical Music
Popular Music
Music in Japan
The Performance Context
Musical Genres
Gagaku
Kabuki
Koto, Shakuhachi, and Shamisen
Music in Sub-Saharan Africa
Music in Context
Instruments
Rhythm
Popular Music
Music in Eastern Europe
Indonesian Gamelan and Popular Music
Jewish Music
Cultural Context
Liturgical Music
Klezmer Music
Celtic Music
Instruments
Artists
Altan
Clannad
Solas
The Chieftains
Summary
Listening to Western Classical Music
Music to 1600
Goals for Listening
The Beginnings of Western Music (until 1450)
Gregorian Chant
Notation
Polyphonic Music
The Renaissance (1450-1600)
Choral and Vocal Music
Mass
Motet
Madrigal
Instrumental Music
The Reformation
Featured Composers
Josquin des Prez
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Giovanni Gabrieli
Summary
Music of the Baroque Period (1600-1750)
Goals for Listening
Musical Characteristics
Texture
Major-Minor Tonal System
Continuo
Word Painting
Other Musical Characteristics
Instruments
Musical Forms and Genres
Opera
Orchestral Works
Chamber Music
Keyboard Works
Choral Music
Featured Composers
Johann Sebastian Bach
George Frideric Handel
Other Notable Composers
Summary
Music of the Classic Period (1750-1820)
Goals for Listening
Musical Characteristics
Instruments
Genres
Instrumental
Vocal, Choral, and Opera
Forms
Sonata Form
Theme and Variations
Minuet and Trio
Rondo
Featured Composers
Franz Joseph Haydn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
Summary
Music of the Romantic Period (Nineteenth Century)
Goals for Listening
Musical Characteristics
Forms and Genres
Instrumental Forms and Genres
Opera and Ballet
Keyboard Forms and Genres
Songs
Featured Composers
Johannes Brahms
Fr�d�ric Chopin
Felix Mendelssohn
Franz Schubert
Pyotr I'yich Tchaikovsky
Giuseppe Verdi
Richard Wagner
Other Notable Composers
Summary
Music of the Twentieth Century
Goals for Listening
General Characteristics
Stylistic Developments and Featured Composers
Impressionism: Claude Debussy
Experimental Music: Igor Stravinsky
Atonal Music and Serialism: Arnold Schoenberg
Electronic Music: Edgard Var�se
Chance Music: John Cage
Nationalism: B�la Bart�k
Nationalism: Charles Ives and Aaron Copland
Additional American Composers
Amy Cheney Beach
Ruth Crawford
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Ulysses Kay
Henry Cowell
George Gershwin
William Grant Still
Neoclassical Music
Minimalism
Traditional Sounds
Summary
A List of Recommended DVDs and Videos Supporting the Philosophy of The World of Music
Classification of Instruments according to Methods of Tone Production
Glossary
Bibliography
Credits
Index

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