Cengage Advantage Books: Music Listening Today by Charles Hoffer

By Charles Hoffer

The virtue model of Charles Hoffer's best-selling track LISTENING at the present time keeps all of the key gains of the typical variation, yet released in a less expensive black and white layout. either models provide an analogous entire path answer that develops student's listening abilities whereas instructing them to understand the various types, varieties, and genres of tune. With dozens of attractive widely used and not more usual decisions at their fingertips, you'll find out how to take heed to and savour all kinds of song, together with quite a few renowned tune from cultures world wide. The chronological association and modular structure makes it effortless to prepare your direction in no matter what approach you opt.

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Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. 6 PART I The Nature of Music Most popular music is heard in situations that focus on activities other than music. The opposite is true for concert music. The cumulative times in the lefthand column appear on the screen when using the downloadable Active Listening Guides. When the recordings are played on CD players, the times revert to 0:00 with each new track. A different recording of the same work will not have exactly the same timings but will be approximately the same.

What will be heard in future moments can only be a guess based on what was heard previously. It’s not like that with what you see. An entire painting or piece of sculpture can be seen in a second or two. If memory were made an essential part of looking at a painting, it might be something like this: An unfamiliar picture is covered except for one thin vertical opening. You can see the picture only as that opening moves across the painting from one side to the other. Your comprehension of the picture would result from: (1) your memory of what you’ve seen, (2) the tiny portion you could see at the millisecond, and (3) your guess about what would be revealed in succeeding moments.

A video demonstrating orchestral instruments, which is followed by a complete performance of Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. • A series of short illustrated lectures. The “Hear It Now” lectures deal with aspects of music that are difficult to describe verbally. The four “Connecting the Dots” lectures help in distinguishing among works in different styles and genres. 6. Contains all these features in a reasonably sized package. There is little reason to present more works and information than can be covered in a one-semester course.

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