Understanding Music: Past and Present

Understanding Music: Past and Present


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The benefits of music in our lives are increasingly acknowledged by researchers and scientist. As human beings, we have taken the existence of music for granted and rarely think critically about music and its purpose. Perhaps for this reason, such critical thinking about music is sometimes perceived as difficult. Understanding Music: Past and Present creates a roadmap from some of the earliest known origins of music to modern day. This linear approach allows the reader to trace the history and evolution of music through the ages. Understanding Music: Past and Present is designed to grow the reader’s appreciation of music through improved understanding and listening skills, allowing the reader to develop his or her own informed opinions and express them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940771335
Publisher: University of North Georgia
Publication date: 12/21/2015
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 749,579
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Music Fundamentals
Music of the Middle Ages
Music of the Renaissance
Music of the Baroque Period
Music of the Classical Period
Nineteenth-Century Music and Romanticism
The Twentieth Century and Beyond
Popular Music in the United States
About the Authors

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