Introduction to Music Studies

ISBN-10: 0521603803

ISBN-13: 9780521603805

Edition: 2008

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Description: Why study music? How much practical use is it in the modern world? This introduction proves how studying music is of great value both in its own terms and also in the post-university careers marketplace. The book explains the basic concepts and issues involved in the academic study of music, draws attention to vital connections across the field and encourages critical thinking over a broad range of music-related issues. Covers all main aspects of music studies, including topics such as composition, opera, popular music, and music theory Provides a thorough overview of a hugely diverse subject, from the history of early music to careers in music technology, giving a head-start on the areas to be covered on a music degree New to 'neume'? Need a reminder about 'ripping'? - glossaries give clear definitions of key musical terms Chapters are carefully structured and organized enabling easy and quick location of the information needed

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 314
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

J. P. E. Harper-Scott is Lecturer in Music at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Jim Samson is Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Introduction
The History
The Field
The Explorers
The Mercenaries
The Ladies
The Scientists
Conclusion
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