An Introduction to Music Studies

Author: J. P. E. Harper-Scott,Jim Samson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052184293X

Category: Music

Page: 296

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Why study music? An introduction to the main aspects of the subject, outlining the many benefits of a music degree.
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Thinking about Music

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Music

Author: Lewis Rowell

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870234613

Category: Music

Page: 288

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Examines the nature of music and traces the history of music philosophy from ancient Greece to the twentieth century
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Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples

Author: Jeff Todd Titon,Timothy J. Cooley,David Locke,David P. McAllester,Anne K. Rasmussen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534595391

Category: Education

Page: 640

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The bestselling WORLDS OF MUSIC, now in its fifth edition, provides authoritative, accessible coverage of the world's music cultures. Based on the authors' fieldwork and expertise, this text presents in-depth explorations of several music cultures from around the world, with new chapters on China, Eastern Europe and the Arab world. The student-friendly, case-study approach and music-culture focus gives students a true sense of both the music and the culture that created it. Additionally, a high-quality 4-CD set (packaged with the book or purchased separately) contains a variety of recordings from multiple sources, including the authors' own fieldwork, other ethnomusicologists' field research, and commercial releases. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples, Shorter Version

Author: Jeff Todd Titon,Timothy J. Cooley,David Locke,David P. McAllester,Anne K. Rasmussen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495570109

Category: Music

Page: 464

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This shorter version of the best-selling WORLDS OF MUSIC provides much of the authoritative coverage of the comprehensive version in a format that's accessible to students without any background or training in music. Using a case-study approach, the text presents in-depth explorations of music of several cultures from around the world. The authors, all ethnomusicologists working in their fields of expertise, base their discussions of music-cultures on their own fieldwork, and give students a true sense of both the music and culture that created it. General editor, Jeff Todd Titon, has written the text's opening chapter that introduces students to ethnomusicology and relates each chapter's music heard on the accompanying CDs to the fundamentals of music in a worldwide context. The text concludes with a chapter that invites students to participate by undertaking a fieldwork research project that increases a student's understanding of music in daily life. The supplementary three-CD set works hand in hand with the authors' prose, providing students with access to a wide range of music-cultures and include authentic recordings from the authors' fieldwork. Leading off is the long-standing jewel in the WORLDS OF MUSIC crown -- James Koetting's magnificent recording of postal workers canceling stamps at the University of Ghana post office. A Western-sounding hymn tune performed against African rhythms, this piece, more that any other, lets the student hear contrasting music-cultures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies

Author: Sumanth Gopinath,Jason Stanyek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195375726

Category: Music

Page: 544

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The two volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies consolidate an area of scholarly inquiry that addresses how mechanical, electrical, and digital technologies and their corresponding economies of scale have rendered music and sound increasingly mobile-portable, fungible, and ubiquitous. At once a marketing term, a common mode of everyday-life performance, and an instigator of experimental aesthetics, "mobile music" opens up a space for studying the momentous transformations in the production, distribution, consumption, and experience of music and sound that took place between the late nineteenth and the early twenty-first centuries. Taken together, the two volumes cover a large swath of the world-the US, the UK, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Turkey, Mexico, France, China, Jamaica, Iraq, the Philippines, India, Sweden-and a similarly broad array of the musical and nonmusical sounds suffusing the soundscapes of mobility. Volume 1 provides an introduction to the study of mobile music through the examination of its devices, markets, and theories. Conceptualizing a long history of mobile music extending from the late nineteenth century to the present, the volume focuses on the conjunction of human mobility and forms of sound production and reproduction. The volume's chapters investigate the MP3, copyright law and digital downloading, music and cloud computing, the iPod, the transistor radio, the automated call center, sound and text messaging, the mobile phone, the militarization of iPod usage, the cochlear implant, the portable sound recorder, listening practices of schoolchildren and teenagers, the ringtone, mobile music in the urban soundscape, the boombox, mobile music marketing in Mexico and Brazil, music piracy in India, and online radio in Japan and the US.
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Music in the Human Experience

An Introduction to Music Psychology

Author: Donald Hodges,David Conrad Sebald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203834978

Category: Education

Page: 440

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All human societies in every corner of the globe engage in music. For many, it occupies a primary role. Taken collectively, these musical experiences are widely varied, hugely complex affairs. How did human beings come to be musical creatures? How and why do our bodies respond to music? Why do people have emotional responses to music? This textbook seeks to understand and explain these phenomena that are at the core of what it means to be a human being. Music in the Human Experience: An Introduction to Music Psychology is a textbook for college courses in music psychology, primarily geared to students of music. It incorporates several other disciplines to provide an explanation for why and how we make sense of music and respond to it, cognitively, physically, and emotionally. Features Comprehensive Coverage--Includes philosophical issues, biomusic, anthropology, ethnomusicology, acoustics, hearing, music perception and cognition, psychophysiological responses to music, emotional responses, music and the brain, personality, identity, music performance, learning theories, music and health, and social aspects of music. Media Tutorials—A series of 32 narrated media presentations incorporating photographs, drawings, animations, recordings of singers, instrumentalists, and ensembles, and several interactive media files that illustrate key concepts of the text. Pedagogical Aids—Discussion questions at the end of each chapter provide teachers and students with an opportunity to reflect on key concepts presented in the text and to consider ideas, such as how information applies to their musical lives and careers. In addition, there is an extensive glossary and Companion Website with brief quizzes, flash cards of key terms, and supplemental reading lists.
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French Music and Jazz in Conversation

Author: Deborah Mawer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107037530

Category: Music

Page: 319

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This book explores the historical-cultural interactions between French concert music and American jazz across 1900-65, from both perspectives.
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Revisiting Symbolic Interaction in Music Studies and New Interpretive Works

Author: Norman K. Denzin

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783508388

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Addressing a perceived gap between symbolic interaction and ethno musicological approaches to the study of music, this special issue seeks to bring the fields closer by highlighting some of the complementary theoretical constructs of phenomenology and symbolic interaction as they relate to music studies.
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Introduction to the Music Industry

An Entrepreneurial Approach

Author: Catherine Fitterman Radbill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041589638X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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Introduction to the Music Industry: An Entrepreneurial Approach is an introductory textbook that offers a fresh look at one of the fastest-changing businesses in the world today. Emphasizing the importance of entrepreneurial thinking for the music industry, this textbook engages college-level students in learning the fundamentals of the music business while discovering ways to shape the industry's future. Every chapter explores the inner workings of the music industry, using creative problem-solving exercises, discussion questions, collaborative projects, case studies, hands-on activities, and inspiring stories of actual music entrepreneurs. The textbook's companion website provides multi-media content, study guides, and an instructor's manual with lesson plans and suggestions for assessing students' work. This book will be beneficial to students who want to learn the basics of the music industry and be involved in some way, whether a professional working in support of artists, or an artist trying to launch his or her performing career.
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