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Music Listening Today (with Digital Music Download Printed Access Card for the 4 CD Set),
6th Edition

Charles Hoffer, Darrell Bailey

ISBN-13: 9781285858128 | ISBN-10: 1285858123

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 480 pages

List Price USD $208.95

Overview

Best-selling MUSIC LISTENING TODAY, 6e leads you on an enchanting journey through the history of music from the early Western period to the present day--teaching you how to listen as you go. Its unique chronological framework helps you understand and appreciate different styles, forms, and genres of music. You may recognize many of the musical selections, which were carefully chosen for their ability to give you an appreciation for all kinds of music. The Sixth Edition includes an access card for downloads of all the music covered in the book.

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Meet the Authors

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Charles Hoffer is Professor of Music at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He formerly taught at Indiana University, served as president of the Music Educators National Conference, and is an established author of books and articles about music.

Darrell Bailey is Professor of Music at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. He taught at Oberlin Conservatory and the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington and later was the founding director of the music program of the IU School of Music in Indianapolis. Subsequently, he founded the new media program at Indianapolis and was the founding executive associate dean of the first School of Informatics in the United States.

  • Each musical selection's Listening Guide provides a simplified set of timings, keyed to the music downloads packaged with the book. MindTap provides this music in three ways: streaming, in the form of an animated Active Listening Guide, and via carefully selected YouTube videos introduced by the authors.
  • Each chapter previews content for students with an easily reviewed set of Learning Objectives. In MindTap, each chapter opens with a highly engaging video, introduced by the authors, with questions geared for class discussion.
  • Each chapter in MindTap concludes with a revised Chapter Quiz including further listening items.
  • The Sixth Edition's powerful listening program is cued in the text and integrated carefully in MindTap, which provides students with the listening and practice they need, where they need it.
  • Each musical selection is now accompanied by a Listening Practice Activity in MindTap, which gives students in-depth listening practice with each specific piece.
  • Music downloads for all 92 musical selections discussed in the text are included with each copy of the book, and streaming versions of all are available within the optional MindTap learning environment.
  • Placed at the beginning of each of the book's eight parts and illustrated with period art, historical timelines enable students to place the chronology of music within its cultural and historical contexts.
  • Brief composer biographies offer cultural and social background that enriches the musical selections.
  • Easy to read in one sitting, the concise chapters provide instructors with the flexibility to tailor the course to suit the needs of a wide variety of students.
  • In addition to its coverage of popular music, the book offers a substantial sample of music from different cultures around the world.

Table of Contents

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Part I: THE NATURE OF MUSIC.
1. Music Listening and You.
2. Rhythm.
3. Melody and Harmony.
4. Dynamics, Timbre, and Organization.
5. Orchestral Instruments.
6. Other Musical Instruments.
Part II: EARLY, MEDIEVAL, AND RENAISSANCE MUSIC.
7. Early Western Music.
8. Medieval Music.
9. Renaissance Music.
Part III: BAROQUE MUSIC.
10. The Baroque Period.
11. Oratorio and Cantata.
12. Opera in the Baroque.
13. Baroque Instrumental Music: Suite and Sonata.
14. Baroque Instrumental Music: Concerto and Fugue.
Part IV: CLASSICAL MUSIC.
15. Classicism and Classical Music.
16. Sonata Form.
17. The Concerto.
18. Classical Opera.
19. Chamber Music.
20. Piano Sonatas.
21. The Symphony and Beethoven.
Part V: ROMANTIC MUSIC.
22. Romance and Romanticism.
23. Early Romantic Music.
24. Romantic Piano Music.
25. Program and Ballet Music.
26. Romantic Opera.
27. Late Romantic Music.
28. Nationalism.
Part VI: TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSIC AND BEYOND.
29. Music in the Twentieth Century and Beyond.
30. Impressionism and Post-Romanticism.
31. The Mainstream.
32. Expressionism and Primitivism.
33. Neoclassicism and Tone Row Music.
34. New Sounds and New Techniques.
PART VII: MUSIC IN THE UNITED STATES.
35. American Music before 1920.
36. Concert Music since 1920.
37. Popular Music and Jazz to 1950.
38. Popular Music since 1950.
39. Music for Stage and Film.
PART VIII: Music around the World.
40. Folk and Ethnic Music.
41. Folk Music of Europe and the Americas.
42. Music of Africa and the Middle East.
43. Music of Asia.
Glossary.
Listening Guides Indexed by Composer.
Index of Composer Biographies.
Index.
Music Credits.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Digital Music Download Printed Access Card for 4 CD Set

ISBN13:9781285874494
ISBN10:1285874498
This Printed Access Card gives you access to Sony Music downloads that correspond to all the music discussed in the book, allowing you to download them directly to the iTunes® Player or your favorite music library.

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ISBN13:9781305074965
ISBN10:1305074963

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® for Hoffer/Bailey's Music Listening Today, Instant Access

ISBN13:9781305074972
ISBN10:1305074971
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate test bank content from the MUSIC LISTENING TODAY test bank or elsewhere; include your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

Website for Hoffer/Bailey's Music Listening Today

ISBN13:9781305115033
ISBN10:1305115031
The Instructor Companion Site includes tools and resources that are password-protected and will help you facilitate your course.

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Music Listening Today (with Digital Music Download Printed Access Card for the 4 CD Set)

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