The Advantage version of Charles Hoffer's best-selling MUSIC LISTENING TODAY retains all the key features of the regular edition, but published in a more economical black and white format. Both versions offer the same complete course solution that develops student's listening skills while teaching them to appreciate the different styles, forms, and genres of music. With dozens of engaging familiar and less familiar selections at their fingertips, you will learn how to listen to and appreciate all types of music, including a variety of popular music from cultures around the world. The chronological organization and modular format makes it easy to organize your course in whatever way you choose.
This music appreciation text aims to help readers enhance enjoyment of various types of music by increasing knowledge of music and improving listening skills. In addition to orchestral, vocal concert, popular, film, and folk/ethnic music examples, it offers biographical sketches of the composers, discussion of historical and cultural contexts, and coverage of various genres and forms. In the listening guides to 89 works, Huff (U. of Florida) presents the various elements such as rhythm, harmony, instrumentation, form, and other such topics in an interesting, concise manner. The two included CD-ROMs contain selections from all the listening guides throughout the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author
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.
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. II. EARLY, MEDIEVAL, AND RENAISSANCE MUSIC. 7. Early Western Music. 8. Medieval Music. 9. Renaissance Music. 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. 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. 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. VI. TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSIC. 29. Impressionism and Post-Romanticism. 30. Music in the Twentieth Century. 31. The Mainstream. 32. Expressionism and Primitivism. 33. Neoclassicism and Tone Row Music. 34. New Sounds and New Techniques. 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. 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. Performers List.