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An integrated textbook which traces the societal impact of music and provides wonderful listening features
Music: A Social Experience presents different contexts and ways for students to think about music. Authors Steve Cornelius and Mary Natvig provide active music listening exercises and narratives that aim to promote the student's social and cultural awareness through musical knowledge. The organization of the text is aimed at introducing themes and subjects that influence the musical experience in today's world. By introducing musical elements, social factors, lively narratives and innovative activities, the student is given the tools to form a personal appreciation and understanding of the power of music. The book is paired with MySearchLab, featuring listening guides with streaming audio, short texts on special topics, and sample recordings and notation to illustrate basic concepts in music.
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Personalize Learning-MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
Improve Active Listening- The authors bring the music to the foreground for the student, helping students listen to and analyze the music.
Engage Students-Music: A Social Experience introduces students to major topics (music in war; music and worship; music and gender) as a means of introducing them to a wide variety of listening experiences. This topical approach will engage students in learning by showing them how musicians in different musical styles and from different eras addressed similar themes.
Support Instructors- Supported by the best instructor resources on the market; MySearchLab, an Instructor’s Manual, and PowerPoint slides.
Note: MySearchLab does no come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit www.MySearchLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (VP ISBN-10: 0205245226, VP ISBN-13: 9780205245222)
The I Want to Be... series gives young children a realistic insight into the working day of adults. Easy-to-read captions and colour photographs of women and men from different cultures help children understand what's involved in each occupation. Young readers learn to respect the importance of doing a job well and appreciate the contributions these workers make to our life and the world around us. These books are perfect for reading alone or in group story times. They are certain to spark questions and encourage dialogue and prompt children to learn more about these occupations. I WANT TO BE A MUSICIAN is a behind-the-scenes look at the professional musicians who compose and perform the live and recorded music we hear everyday. AGES: 4-7 AUTHOR: Dan Liebman is a magazine writer and the author of many children's books. He is a specialist in plain language for both young and adult readers. ILLUSTRATIONS: Colour photographs
World-wide in scope and focusing on the second half of the 20th century, this work provides biographies and discographies of some 500 composers and conductors of light and popular orchestral music, including film, show, theatre and mood music. The book is arranged in two sequences: 1) Biographies and select discographies, both arranged alphabetically, of the well-known and better-known conductors and composers. These entries also include a list of suggested reading for those wishing to further their studies; and 2) Select discographies of conductors about whom little or no biographical information is available. The bibliography at the end of the book covers discographical sources, popular music and film music. This is the first time that the lives and recordings of such artists as Kostelanetz, Faith, and Gould as well as the orchestral recordings of such great popular composers as Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Rodgers, Berlin and Coward have been documented and presented in an encyclopedic form.
In an integrated health network, various types of organisations are connected along a continuum of care through horizontal and vertical integration. Integrated health network has several interchangeable terms such as integrated health system, integrated delivery system (network), integrated care system (network), organised delivery system, community care network, integrated health care organisation, integrated service network, population-based integrated delivery system, and so on, which all emphasise as a multi-organisation form characterised by serving a defined population across multi-disciplines, including professionals, units, or service-lines of primary care, acute care and long term care. This book provides leading-edge issues on this field from around the globe.
Richard Dawkins's formulation of the meme concept in his 1976 classic The Selfish Gene has inspired three decades of work in what many see as the burgeoning science of memetics. Its underpinning theory proposes that human culture is composed of a multitude of particulate units, memes, which are analogous to the genes of biological transmission. These cultural replicators are transmitted by imitation between members of a community and are subject to mutational-evolutionary pressures over time. Despite Dawkins and several others using music in their exemplifications of what might constitute a meme, these formulations have generally been quite rudimentary, even naÂ¯ve. This study is the first musicologically-orientated attempt systematically to apply the theory of memetics to music. In contrast to the two points of view normally adopted in music theory and analysis Ã¢" namely those of the listener and the composer Ã¢" the purpose of this book is to argue for a distinct and illuminating third perspective. This point of view is metaphorical and anthropomorphic, and the metaphor is challenging and controversial, but the way of thinking adopted has its basis in well-founded scientific principles and it is capable of generating insights not available from the first two standpoints. The perspective is that of the (selfish) replicated musical pattern itself, and adopting it is central to memetics. The approach taken is both theoretical and analytical. Starting with a discussion of evolutionary thinking within musicology, Jan goes on to cover the theoretical aspects of the memetics of music, ranging from quite abstract philosophical speculation to detailed consideration of what actually constitutes a meme in music. In doing so, Jan draws upon several approaches current in music theory, including Schenkerism and Narmour's implication-realization model. To demonstrate the practical utility of the memetic perspective, Chapter 6 applies it analytically, tracing the transmission of tetrachordal memes in string quartets of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven using computer resources. The book concludes with a consideration of the broader significance of memetics for understanding the interplay between (human) nature and (musical) culture. In all, the book is a tour de force for the wider implications of memetics for music.
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