Gateways to Understanding Music (Textbook + Anthology Pack) (Other)

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Gateways to Understanding Music (Textbook + Anthology Pack) (Other)


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This two-book package contains the paperback textbook (978-1-032-21629-4) and paperback anthology (978-0-367-48538-2).

Gateways to Understanding Music, Second Edition, explores music in all the categories that constitute contemporary musical experience: European classical, popular, jazz, and world music. Covering the oldest forms of human music making to the newest, this chronology presents music from a global rather than a Eurocentric perspective. Each of sixty "Gateways" addresses a particular genre, style, or period of music. Every Gateway opens with a guided listening example that unlocks a world of music through careful study of its structural elements. How did the piece come to be composed or performed? How did it respond to the social and cultural issues at the time, and what does that music means today? Students learn to listen to, explain, understand, and ultimately value the music they encounter in their world.

The anthology to accompany the textbook is comprised of musical "texts." These broadly-defined texts--primarily musical scores--facilitate the integration of score study and music theory into the ethno-/musicology curriculum, a necessary focus in the training of the professional musician. As posed by the textbook, the last question in each modular "gateway" is "Where do I go from here?" This resource provides one more opportunity to go beyond the textbook to examine music scores and texts in even greater depth. The anthology is a combination of primary sources for study: musical scores, music transcriptions, along with a few primary source documents and musical exercises.

TEXTBOOKTimothy Rice is Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, and founding director of the Herb Alpert School of Music at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dave Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Music and Jazz Performance Program Director at the New Zealand School of Music--Te Kōkī, Te Herenga Waka--Victoria University of Wellington.ANTHOLOGYSamuel N. Dorf is Associate Professor of Musicology at University of Dayton.Heather MacLachlan is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Ethnomusicology Program at University of Dayton.Julia Randel is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at University of Dayton.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032367880
ISBN-10: 1032367881
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 26th, 2022
Language: English