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ISBN-10: 0312593473

ISBN-13: 9780312593476

Edition: 7th 2012

Authors: Joseph Kerman, Gary Tomlinson

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Consistently praised as the best book of its kind, Listenuses readable, enjoyable prose and the highest quality recordings to introduce students to the art of focused listening. Captivating discussions and concise "Listening Charts" guide students through important musical works and cultivate listening skills. With informative images, useful historical and cultural background, and interesting biographical information, the text continues to offer students the best preparation to appreciate the styles and traditions of Western music. The seventh edition of Listenis more accessible than ever before with new, more teachable listening examples and a more focused and streamlined introduction to…    
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Book details

List price: $91.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Joseph Kerman (born 1924) is a writer on music and a musicologist. He is a professor emeritus at University of California, Berkeley. His many works include The Elizabethan Madrigal (1962), The Beethoven Quartets (1967), The Kafka Sketchbook (1970), The Masses and Motets of William Byrd (1980), The New Grove Beethoven (1983, with Alan Tyson), Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology (1985), Opera as Drama (1988), Write All These Down (1994), Opera and the Morbidity of Music (2008), and many more.

Gary Tomlinson is John Hay Whitney Professor of Music and Humanities, and Director of the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. His books include The Singing of the New World: Indigenous Voice in the Era of European Contact and Metaphysical Song: An Essay on Opera.

Preface: To the Instructor
Introduction: To the Student
Prelude A Musical Thunderstorm by Richard Wagner
Listening Chart 1 Wagner, Prelude to The Valkyrie
Rhythm, Meter, and Tempo
Beat and Accent
Rhythm and Meter
Listening Exercise 1 Rhythm, Meter, and Syncopation
Listening Exercise 2 Rhythm, Meter, and Tempo
Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color
Listening Exercise 3 Pitch and Dynamics
Tone Color
Musical Instruments
Stringed Instruments
Woodwind Instruments
Brass Instruments
Percussion Instruments
The Orchestra
Listening Exercise 4 The Orchestra in Action
Keyboard Instruments
Plucked String Instruments
The Octave
The Diatonic Scale
The Chromatic Scale
Half Steps and Whole Steps
BOX Characteristics of Tunes
Listening Exercise 5 Melody and Tune
Motives and Themes
Harmony, Texture, Tonality, and Mode
Consonance and Dissonance
Homophony and Polyphony
Listening Exercise 6 Texture
Tonality and Mode
Major and Minor Modes
Hearing the Major and Minor Modes
Hearing Keys and Modulation
Listening Exercise 7 Mode and Key
Musical Form and Musical Style
Form in Music
Form and Feeling
Form and Forms
Listening Exercise 8 Musical Form
Musical Genres
Musical Style
Musical Style and Lifestyle
Listening Chart 2 Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Early Music: An Overview
The Middle Ages
Music and the Church: Plainchant
Music and Church Services: Liturgy
BOX Music and the Virgin Mary
Characteristics of Plainchant
Gregorian Recitation and Gregorian Melody
Plainchant antiphon, �ǣIn paradisum�Ǡ