Cengage Advantage Books: Music Listening Today by Charles Hoffer

By Charles Hoffer

The virtue model of Charles Hoffer's best-selling track LISTENING this present day keeps all of the key positive aspects of the normal variation, yet released in a less expensive black and white structure. either models supply an analogous entire path resolution that develops student's listening abilities whereas instructing them to understand the several types, kinds, and genres of song. With dozens of attractive conventional and no more widely used decisions at their fingertips, you are going to find out how to hearken to and get pleasure from every kind of song, together with various renowned track from cultures world wide. The chronological association and modular layout makes it effortless to arrange your path in no matter what means you decide.

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Listening to music with no feeling must be something like watching a soccer game in which the goals have been removed. Likewise, listening to music with no feeling has little point. The psychological involvement is missing, and only a sterile, intellectual experience remains. How can you become more responsive to musical sounds? It seems simple, but just trying to be more sensitive to what you hear is a good first step. Open yourself up to the qualities of music. You can play a short section of a work, say, five seconds.

A ncillary M aterials Music Listening Today suits the needs of traditional classroom situations as well as nontraditional online instruction. The basic package consists of the book and two CDs containing a representative sample of its repertoire. Three other items are available: a passcode to the Resource Center, a Study Guide, and a four-CD album. For Students CDs keyed to downloadable Active Listening Guides When the two CDs included with the book are combined with the four-CD set, every work presented in a Listening Guide becomes available and keyed to one of the downloadable Active Listening Guides described earlier.

But so is the phrase I like what I know. It is not surprising that people feel more comfortable and competent with the music they know. The problem with stopping at this comfort level, however, is that it usually confines you to only a tiny bit of the rich world of music. Consider this analogy: Suppose you had the chance to advise a person from a foreign country about what to see on a tour of the United States. You might suggest seeing the Copyright 2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part.

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