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Listen Loose Leaf + Digital Product License Key Folder with Total Access Registration Card, 9th Edition

  • Joseph Kerman
  • ISBN-10: 0393668126
  • ISBN-13: 9780393668124
  • 0 Pages | Loose-leaf
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

Norton offers a fresh interpretation of a classic work

The first Norton edition boasts a striking visual design, streamlined pedagogy, and rich online resources. These improvements enhance the engaging musical discussion that has always been the core of this teachable, accessible introduction to music appreciation. Listen helps students develop an understanding of great music; it builds the skills required for engaged listening while using rich biographical and cultural context to situate the music in time and place.


  • ENHANCED ONLINE RESOURCES AND A FRESH NEW DESIGN With a wealth of new media resources online, a contemporary new look, and a streamlined listening pedagogy, this is the best Listen ever. This edition makes it easier for teachers and students to engage in the exploration of great music.

  • EMPHASIS ON THE HEART OF THE COMMON PRACTICE REPERTOIRE Teach the music that students are most likely to encounter in concert.Listen‘s focus is on music from the time of Bach through the 20th century—though you’ll also find a careful selection of more modern styles and a generous unit on pre-eighteenth-century music. Author Gary Tomlinson relied on extensive user feedback to select the most teachable, engaging works in exceptional performances.

  • STRONG COVERAGE OF HISTORY AND CULTURE Music isn’t composed in a vacuum. The authors provide the context students need to fully appreciate the music they encounter.

  • ENGAGING, APPROACHABLE DISCUSSIONS OF GREAT MUSICAL WORKS From its first publication in 1972 until today, Listen has been praised for the distinctive quality of its prose: lively, alert, and authoritative without being stiff. Nowhere is this clearer than in the frequent discussions of individual musical works. A revised and streamlined listening pedagogy makes it easier than ever to combine reading and listening.

Table of Contents

Unit I: Fundamentals
Chapter 1: Rhythm, Meter, and Tempo
Chapter 2: Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color
Chapter 3: Scales and Melody
Chapter 4: Harmony, Texture, Tonality, and Mode
Chapter 5: Musical Form and Musical Style

Unit II: Early Music: An Overview
Chapter 6: The Middle Ages
Chapter 7: The Renaissance
Chapter 8: The Early Baroque Period 

Unit III: The Eighteenth Century
Chapter 9: Prelude: The Late Baroque Period
Chapter 10: Baroque Instrumental Music
Chapter 11: Baroque Vocal Music
Chapter 12: Prelude: Music and the Enlightenment
Chapter 13: The Symphony
Chapter 14: Other Classical Genres

Unit IV: The Nineteenth Century
Chapter 15: Beethoven
Chapter 16: Prelude: Music after Beethoven: Romanticism
Chapter 17: The Early Romantics
Chapter 18: Romantic Opera
Chapter 19: The Late Romantics

Unit IV: The Twentieth Century and Beyond  
Chapter 20: Prelude: Music and Modernism
Chapter 21: Early Modernism
Chapter 22: Modernism Between the Wars
Chapter 23: The Late Twentieth Century
Chapter 24: Music in America: Jazz and Beyond