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Bedford/St. Martin's, Feb 21, 2007 - Music - 457 pages
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Widely praised by instructors for its captivating presentation of musical concepts, this landmark music-appreciation text continues to help transform students into active, insightful listeners. Authors Joseph Kerman and Gary Tomlinson, two of America’s leading musicologists and music educators, are both known as inspirational and wide-ranging teachers. Their diverse experience, lively writing style, and clear explanations of musical concepts make music approachable and engaging for students in the introductory course. Their text continually offers the highest quality recordings, the clearest Listening Charts, and the richest cultural contexts to inform students’ listening. Now the sixth edition of Listen extends its proven approach into the multimedia environment with new music, new media, and a new look, making it easier than ever to discover the best way to listen.

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For the Musically Challenged!

User Review  - Borders Bookie - Borders

A pretty straightforward intro text to music theory. Used in combination with the Listen DVD and 6 CD set for an elective undergraduate class, and was extremely helpful in demonstrating and explaining musical concepts to my unmusically inclined brain! Read full review

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User Review  - Aimee J Martin - Goodreads

Required text for Music Appreciation... well written, easy read. Read full review

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Joseph Kerman (born 1924) is a writer on music and a musicologist. He is a professor emeritus at University of California, Berkeley. His many works include The Elizabethan Madrigal (1962), The Beethoven Quartets (1967), The Kafka Sketchbook (1970), The Masses and Motets of William Byrd (1980), The New Grove Beethoven (1983, with Alan Tyson), Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology (1985), Opera as Drama (1988), Write All These Down (1994), Opera and the Morbidity of Music (2008), and many more.

Gary Tomlinson is Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania and a 1988 MacArthur Fellow.

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