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What is music? How is it constructed? How is it consumed? Why do you enjoy it at all? In Music: A Very Short plays Introduction, Nicholas Cook invites us to really think about music and the role it plays in our lives and our ears. Drawing on a number of accessible examples, the author prompts us to call on our own musical experiences in order to think more critically about the roles of the performeres and the listener, about music as a commodity and an experience, what it means to understand music, and the values we ascribe to it.

This very short introduction, written with both humor and flair, begins with a sampling of music as human activity and then goes on to consider the slippery phenomenon of how music has become an object of thought. Covering not only Western and classical music, Cook touches on all types from rock to Indonesian music and beyond. Incorporating musical forms from every continent, Music will make enjoyable reading for beginner and expert alike.usic and beyond.

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What is music, and why do we enjoy it? Drawing on a number of accessible examples, Nicholas Cook prompts us to call on our own musical experiences in order to think more critically about the roles of performer and listener, about music as a commodity, and what it means to understand music and the values we ascribe to it. Illustrated.

Synopsis:

Music is omnipresent in human culture-but why do we enjoy it so much? What meaning does it have in our lives? How does it function as a symbol of identity? And do men and women process music differently? Nicholas Cook takes a fascinating look at a variety of styles-from traditional and folk to classical, rock, pop, and jazz-and investigates the personal, cultural, and social values embedded in these different forms.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402775352
Publisher:
Sterling
Subject:
Reference
Author:
Cook, Nicholas
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
MUSIC / Reference
Subject:
JUVY-NON BOOK - JUVY - ACTIVITY KITS
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Brief Insight
Publication Date:
20100907
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.13 x 5 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Music Appreciation
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Theory and Composition
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Reference

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"Synopsis" by , What is music, and why do we enjoy it? Drawing on a number of accessible examples, Nicholas Cook prompts us to call on our own musical experiences in order to think more critically about the roles of performer and listener, about music as a commodity, and what it means to understand music and the values we ascribe to it. Illustrated.
"Synopsis" by ,
Music is omnipresent in human culture-but why do we enjoy it so much? What meaning does it have in our lives? How does it function as a symbol of identity? And do men and women process music differently? Nicholas Cook takes a fascinating look at a variety of styles-from traditional and folk to classical, rock, pop, and jazz-and investigates the personal, cultural, and social values embedded in these different forms.
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