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Crossroads in Music Traditions and Connections

ISBN-10: 0534516343

ISBN-13: 9780534516345

Edition: 2003

Authors: Ron Larson, Paul W. Borg, Arved M. Larsen, David Poultney, Arthur Unsworth

List price: $135.95
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Organized chiefly around music themes and music in culture rather than the basic style periods of Western art music, CROSSOADS IN MUSIC provides a basic introduction to music that integrates and explores the similarities among Classical music, popular music, and world music. A user-friendly text designed for non-majors, the book is comprised of 37 brief, topical chapters that keep students interested in and focused on specific ideas. The package (text and audio CD set) is one of the most inexpensive on the market.
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Book details

List price: $135.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/7/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Ron Larson received his PhD. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and has been a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University since 1970. He has pioneered the use of multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson has also conducted numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math teachers around the country about using computer technology as a teaching tool and motivational aid. His Interactive Calculus (a complete text on CD-ROM) received the 1996 Texty Award for the most innovative mathematics instructional material at the college level, and it was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet.

Preface
Introduction
Music and Your World
Listening to Music
Terminology
Rhythm: Music Moving Through Time
Melody: The Horizontal Dimension
Harmony: The Vertical Dimension
Strength and Color in Music
Thickness in Music: Texture and Density
Musical Structure
The Sources of Music: Voices and Instruments
Ritual Music
Learning About Music: Finding the Best Approach
Defining Ritual Music: What, When, and Where
Ritual Music as Part of a Religious Service
Double Duty: Sacred Music In and Outside the Church
Ritual Music with Added Dimensions
Ritual Music in the Concert Hall
Folk Music
Folk Music in the United States
Folk Music Around the World
Adapting Folk to Concert Music
Large Concert Ensembles
Diversity in Concert Music
Orchestra: The Evolution of the Classical Symphony
Orchestra: The Zenith of the Symphony in the Nineteenth Century
Soloists: With and Without Orchestra
Opera: Combining Voices with Orchestra
The Band Idiom
Small Concert Ensembles
Diversity in Small Ensembles
Small Vocal Settings
Small Instrumental Groups: Chamber Music
"Together" But Not an Ensemble: Electronic Music
Commercial/Popular Music
Early Influential Styles in the United States
Country and the Birth of Rock
Country Rock, Soul, and Other Styles
The Musical
Mixtures of Musical and Opera/Commercial and Concert
Film Music
Evolving a Global Popular Music
Synthesis
The Contemporary Scene and Experiencing the Classics
Exploring Popular Music Styles
Encyclopedia and Key to Music Selections
Index