Introduction to music


Language: Anglais
Cover of the book Introduction to music

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334 p. · 13.2x20.1 cm · Soft-cover
A comprehensive review of the material covered in Introduction to Music courses in colleges and universities. Such music appreciation courses are intended primarily for non-majors. In keeping with the courses' content, this review book covers the "elements" of music and provides a historical survey of music. The book is formatted in such a way as to provide college students with the essentials of the subject, to supplement the regular assigned reading.
Introduction to Listening. Introduction to the Elements of Music. Music as the Measure of Time. Music as the Measure of Space. Music as the Measure of Dynamics. Musical Timbre. Music as the Measure of Harmony. Form: Order in Music. Song: The Union of Music and Text. Introduction to Music History. The Medieval Period. The Renaissance Period. The Baroque Period. The Classic Period. The Romantic Period. Music of the Twentieth Century. Music and the World. The Worlds of Popular Music.