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Music: A Social Experience

By Steven Cornelius, Mary Natvig

Published by Routledge

Published Date: Sep 19, 2011

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Music: A Social Experience offers a topical approach for a music appreciation course. Through a series of subjects¿from Music and Worship to Music and War and Music and Gender¿the authors present active listening experiences for students to experience music's social and cultural impact. The book offers an introduction to the standard concert repertoire, but also gives equal treatment to world music, rock and popular music, and jazz, to give students a thorough introduction to today's rich musical world. Through lively narratives and innovative activities, the student is given the tools to form a personal appreciation and understanding of the power of music. The book is paired with an audio compilation featuring listening guides with streaming audio, short texts on special topics, and sample recordings and notation to illustrate basic concepts in music.

There is not a CD-set, but the companion website with streaming audio is provided at no additional charge.

Table of Contents



Music Fundamentals

Chapter 1. Experiencing Music

Chapter 2. Listening to Music

Chapter 3. Three Listening Examples

Musical Identities

Chapter 4. Music and Ethnicity

Chapter 5. Music and Gender

Chapter 6. Music and Spirituality

Musical Intersections

Chapter 7. Music and Politics

Chapter 8. Music and War

Chapter 9. Music and Love

Musical Narratives

Chapter 10. Music and Broadway

Chapter 11. Music and Film

Chapter 12. Music and Dance

Chapter 13. Music and Concert