In the late 1990s, the MP3 became the de facto standard for digital audio files and the networked computer began to claim a significant place in the lives of more and more listeners. The dovetailing of these two circumstances is the basis of a new mode of musical production and distribution where new practices emerge. This book is not a definitive statement about what the new music industry is. Rather, it is devoted to what this new industry is becoming by examining these practices as experiments, dedicated to negotiating what is replacing an "object based" industry oriented around the production and exchange of physical recordings. In this new economy, constant attention is paid to the production and licensing of intellectual property and the rise of the "social musician" who has been encouraged to become more entrepreneurial. Finally, every element of the industry now must consider a new type of audience, the "end user", and their productive and distributive capacities around which services and musicians must orient their practices and investments.
St Martin of Tours was a protector saint of numerous French kings. His was one of the most successful saintly cults in medieval Europe, and the city of Tours functioned as a religious metropolis, drawing pilgrims from all over the continent. Until now, little has been known about how St Martin came to inspire such a lively folkloric tradition, numerous works of art, and the establishment of thousands of churches and numerous confraternities. In this book, Yossi Maurey addresses these questions by focusing on the church dedicated to the saint in Tours, which acted as the crucible for Martin's cult. Maurey explores the music and liturgy of the cult - the most effective means of its dissemination - to reveal its enormous diffusion and impact. Building a more concrete picture of how saints' cults operated and shaped medieval realities, this book also provides new insights into the interactions between contemporary religion, art and politics.
SEE the songs and stories of music as you’ve never HEARD them before
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 Gullah culture consists of African Americans who live in the Low-Country region of South Carolina and Georgia, which includes both the Coastal Plains and the Sea Islands. This book will outline the important contributions that Gullah has made in the areas of art, religion, agriculture, and music. For instance, in music, Africans' expression of improvisation and polyrhythm has been a continuing cultural influence in American music. This book contains music scores from original Gullah music.
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