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ISBN: 9780077837310 / 0077837312
Division: Higher Education
Pub Date: JAN-14
Pages: 480

Copyright: 2015
Edition: 8
Format: Paperback
Music: An Appreciation, Brief Edition

Roger Kamien
(Zubin Mehta Chair, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


About the book

McGraw-Hill is revolutionizing the Music Appreciation course by introducing its first personalized digital learning experience with Roger Kamien’s Music: An Appreciation, Brief Edition. Using this market-leading instrument that brings great music to the course in more ways than ever before, students are now transformed into active participants in the Music Appreciation space. The result is active listening, active reading, and active learning.
Key features

  • Experience Active Listening with the new, completely reinvented Listening Outlines in Connect Music. Kamien's online listening guides now allow students and instructors to seamlessly stream each chapter's full music selections from any device with a wireless or cellular connection, within Connect Mobile. The listening guides' new modern design continues to provide an interactive, visual representation of the piece's structure. And their new grading functionality makes it even easier to gauge whether a student listened to the full selection, while the auto-graded listening response questions give further insight into what a student has heard in the piece.
  • Experience Active Reading with Smartbook for Kamien's Music: An Appreciation, Brief. Available on its own or within Connect Plus Music, McGraw-Hill SmartBook™ is the first and only adaptive reading experience designed to change the way students read and learn. It creates a personalised reading experience by highlighting the most impactful concepts a student needs to learn at that moment in time. As a student engages with SmartBook, the reading experience adapts by highlighting content based on what the student knows and doesn't know. This ensures that the focus is on the content he or she needs to learn, while simultaneously promoting long-term retention of material.
  • Experience Active Learning with LearnSmart in Connect Music. Using Bloom's Taxonomy and a highly sophisticated “smart” algorithm, LearnSmart creates a customised study plan, unique to every student's demonstrated needs. Music clips within Kamien's LearnSmart allow students to apply their newly acquired chapter vocabulary, while allowing them to practice and build their active listening skills. With virtually no administrative overhead, instructors using LearnSmart report an increase in student performance by one letter grade or more.
  • A new Connect Music Correlation Guide for every Part of Kamien's Music: An Appreciation, Brief allows instructors to easily align the learning assets in Connect Music to their course objectives. Instructors are now able to decipher how each interactivity in Connect Music aligns to the text's topics and learning objectives. This results in Connect Music's ability to generate powerful reports, showing student progress toward key course outcomes.
  • New Virtual Field Trips in Music: An Appreciation, Brief prepare students to attend a musical performance or concert, which is often the capstone of the Music Appreciation course. Accessible in the chapter margins via QR Code, students are able to simulate this experience via their smartphone or tablet, without having to enter the concert hall. Virtual Field Trip performance reports in Connect Music allow students to apply their knowledge in a written response.
  • New 8th Edition discussions of important musical elements and time periods include: New discussions of Melody and Words and Song Forms in Part 1, section 5 explain the complex connection between words and melody and how the two combine to create song forms; Updates to the discussion of Music and Musicians in Society Since 1900 to include coverage from 1950 to the present day in Part 6, section 2; And a new section on Music in America in Part 6, section 12 provides a brief overview of the American musical landscape and a context for discussion of representative American composers, including Amy Beach and Eric Whitacre.
  • Accessing chapter audio selections on a computer or portable device is now easier than ever. The new edition of Kamien's Music: An Appreciation, Brief delivers the music in three ways:

  • Connect Music, where selections stream via computer, tablet, or smartphone in a simple audio player or through the new interactive Listening Outlines.

  • Mp3 download card, which instructors can opt to package with the text. Simply use the unique code printed on the card to access and download all of the music to your music device of choice.

  • Mp3 disc, which replaces the multi-disc audio CD set. This disc contains high-quality mp3s that can be uploaded to a personal computer or other devices. Instructors can opt to package it with the text.
  • Part Summaries at the end of each part aid student learning in two important ways: 1.) Summaries of key terms, principal forms, main composers, and style features tie the chapters of each part together, and encourage student review and retention. 2.) "Beyond the Classroom" materials prepare the student for further listening outside the classroom by going beyond the musical pieces and composers directly discussed in the text.
  • Listening Outlines and Vocal Music Guides within the text as well as Connnect Music for students to follow as they listen to the recorded pieces focus attention on musical events as they unfold and help develop students' listening skills.
  • Time-tested and class-tested organization consisting of short chapters provides faculty with the flexibility to pick exactly what they want to cover and easily communicate that information to students.
  • Richly illustrated part openers within the text provide historical and cultural context. Timelines, maps, and color photos illustrate important events or works of art.
  • Performance Perspective boxes, highlighting the role of performers in making music come alive.

  • Table of contents

    Part I Elements
    1. Sound: Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color
    2. Performing Media: Voices and Instruments
    3. Rhythm
    4. Music Notation
    5. Melody
    6. Harmony
    7. Key
    8. Musical Texture
    9. Musical Form
    10. Musical Style
    Part II The Middle Ages And Renaissance
    1. Music In The Middle Ages (450-1450)
    2. Music In The Renaissance (1450-1600)
    Part III The Baroque Period
    1. Baroque Music (1600-1750)
    2. Music In Baroque Society
    3. The Concerto Grosso And Ritornello Form
    4. The Fugue
    5. The Elements Of Opera
    6. Opera In The Baroque Era
    7. Claudio Monteverdi
    8. Henry Purcell
    9. The Baroque Sonata
    10. Antonio Vivaldi
    11. Johann Sebastian Bach
    12. The Baroque Suite
    13. The Chorale And Church Cantata
    14. The Oratorio
    15. George Frideric Handel
    Part IV The Classical Period
    1. The Classical Style (1750-1820)
    2. Composer, Patron, And Public In The Classical Period
    3. Sonata Form
    4. Theme And Variations
    5. Minuet And Trio
    6. Rondo
    7. The Classical Symphony
    8. The Classical Concerto
    9. Classical Chamber Music
    10. Joseph Hadyn
    11. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    12. Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Part V The Romantic Period
    1. Romanticism In Music (1820-1900)
    2. Romantic Composers And Their Public
    3. The Art Song
    4. Franz Schubert
    5. Robert Schumann
    6. Frederic Chopin
    7. Franz Liszt
    8. Felix Mendelssohn
    9. Program Music
    10. Hector Berlioz
    11. Nationalism In Nineteenth-Century Music
    12. Antonin Dvorak
    13. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    14. Johannes Brahms
    15. Giuseppe Verdi
    16. Giacomo Puccini
    17. Richard Wagner
    Part VI The Twentieth Century
    1. Musical Styles: 1900-1945
    2. Music and Musicians in Society
    3. Impressionism and Symbolism
    4. Claude Debussy
    5. Neoclassicism
    6. Igor Stravinsky
    7. Expressionism
    8. Arnold Schoenberg
    9. Alban Berg
    10. Anton Webern
    11. Bela Bartok
    12. Music in America
    13. Amy Beach
    14. Charles Ives
    15. George Gershwin
    16. William Grant Still
    17. Aaron Copland
    18. Albert Ginestera
    19. Musical Styles Since 1945
    20. Music Since 1945: Five Representative Pieces
    21. Jazz
    22. Music for Stage and Screen
    23. Rock
    Part VII Nonwestern Music
    1. Music In Nonwestern Cultures
    2. Music In Sub-Saharan Africa
    3. Classical Music Of India
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