Listening to Music

Listening to Music
Author: Craig Wright
Publsiher: Schirmer Books
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2007-01-25
Genre: Music
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124082764

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Compact disc contains 25 tracks of music by different performers as listed in the text.

What to Listen For in Music

What to Listen For in Music
Author: Aaron Copland
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-02-01
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781101513149

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Now in trade paperback: “The definitive guide to musical enjoyment” (Forum). In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to both contemporary and classical music analytically, eminent American composer Aaron Copland offers provocative suggestions that will bring readers a deeper appreciation of the most viscerally rewarding of all art forms.

The Listening Book

The Listening Book
Author: W. A. Mathieu
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1991-03-27
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780834827677

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The Listening Book is about rediscovering the power of listening as an instrument of self-discovery and personal transformation. By exploring our capacity for listening to sounds and for making music, we can awaken and release our full creative powers. Mathieu offers suggestions and encouragement on many aspects of music-making, and provides playful exercises to help readers appreciate the connection between sound, music, and everyday life.

Being Musically Attuned

Being Musically Attuned
Author: Erik Wallrup
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-04-15
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781317175391

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Listening according to mood is likely to be what most people do when they listen to music. We want to take part in, or even be part of, the emerging world of the musical work. Using the sources of musical history and philosophy, Erik Wallrup explores this extremely vague and elusive phenomenon, which is held to be fundamental to musical hearing. Wallrup unfolds the untold musical history of the German word for ’mood’, Stimmung, which in the 19th century was abundant in the musical aesthetics of the German-Austrian sphere. Martin Heidegger’s much-discussed philosophy of Stimmung is introduced into the field of music, allowing Wallrup to realise fully the potential of the concept. Mood in music, or, to be more precise, musical attunement, should not be seen as a peculiar kind of emotionality, but that which constitutes fundamentally the relationship between listener and music. Exploring mood, or attunement, is indispensable for a thorough understanding of the act of listening to music.

Music Ways of Listening

Music  Ways of Listening
Author: Elliott Schwartz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 534
Release: 1982
Genre: Music appreciation
ISBN: STANFORD:36105007517183

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"Music: Ways of Listening" is intended for use in introductory college courses for students with little or no prior background in music, and is focused upon the development of perceptive listening skills and a broad survey of the Western concert literature. -- From preface.

The Musical Life

The Musical Life
Author: W. A. Mathieu
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1994-05-24
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780834829299

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Everyone, according to W.A. Mathieu, is musical by nature—it goes right along with being human. And if you don't believe it, this book will convince you. In a series of interrelated short essays, Mathieu takes the reader on a journey through ordinary experiences to open our ears to the rich variety of music that surrounds us but that we are trained to ignore; such as the variety of pitches produced by different objects, like glassware, furniture, drums—anything you can tap; or sounds that hover on the border of music, like laughter, the clinking of glasses in a toast, or the unintentional falsetto produced by yawning. Along the way the author teaches aspects of music theory that nonmusicians might ordinarily shy away from. He reveals the way of music to be a profoundly spiritual path—one that is everyone's birthright.

Musical Listening in the Age of Technological Reproduction

Musical Listening in the Age of Technological Reproduction
Author: Gianmario Borio
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2016-04-29
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781317091448

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It is undeniable that technology has made a tangible impact on the nature of musical listening. The new media have changed our relationship with music in a myriad of ways, not least because the experience of listening can now be prolonged at will and repeated at any time and in any space. Moreover, among the more striking social phenomena ushered in by the technological revolution, one cannot fail to mention music’s current status as a commodity and popular music’s unprecedented global reach. In response to these new social and perceptual conditions, the act of listening has diversified into a wide range of patterns of behaviour which seem to resist any attempt at unification. Concentrated listening, the form of musical reception fostered by Western art music, now appears to be but one of the many ways in which audiences respond to organized sound. Cinema, for example, has developed specific ways of combining images and sounds; and, more recently, digital technology has redefined the standard forms of mass communication. Information is aestheticized, and music in turn is incorporated into pre-existing symbolic fields. This volume - the first in the series Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century - offers a wide-ranging exploration of the relations between sound, technology and listening practices, considered from the complementary perspectives of art music and popular music, music theatre and multimedia, composition and performance, ethnographic and anthropological research.

Music in Television

Music in Television
Author: James Deaville
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2011-03-01
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781136826351

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Music in Television is a collection of essays examining television’s production of meaning through music in terms of historical contexts, institutional frameworks, broadcast practices, technologies, and aesthetics. It presents the reader with overviews of major genres and issues, as well as specific case studies of important television programs and events. With contributions from a wide range of scholars, the essays range from historical-analytical surveys of TV sound and genre designations to studies of the music in individual programs, including South Park and Dr. Who.