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Music Appreciation


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How to Listen to Great Music: A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart (Great Courses)
How to Listen to Great Music: A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart (Great Courses)
by Robert Greenberg
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Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language—and will forever change the way you read and write. Great writing begins with the sentence. Whether it’s two words (&ldquo... (read more)

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Music : Appreciation - Text Only (10TH 11 - Old Edition)
Music : Appreciation - Text Only (10TH 11 - Old Edition)
by Roger Kamien
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What does it take to make a great performance? It takes great music, a great performer and a great instrument. Music: An Appreciation includes some of the greatest music ever created. Roger Kamiens excellence as an interpreter of that music has made his... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #02: Music: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #02: Music: A Very Short Introduction
by Nicholas Cook
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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... (read more)

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Classical Music for Dummies (For Dummies)
Classical Music for Dummies (For Dummies)
by David Pogue
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The more you know about classical music, the more you love it. Now, thanks to Classical Music For Dummies, you can achieve a whole new level of insight into both the composers and the compositions that have made classical music one of the great... (read more)

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The Joy of Music
The Joy of Music
by Leonard Bernstein
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Updated with a DVD, this beloved and best-selling classic was the world-famous maestro's first collection of conversations on the meaning and wonder of music. For all music appreciation fans everywhere who wish to experience music more fully and deeply... (read more)

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The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth through Music
The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth through Music
by Victor L. Wooten
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From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes The Music Lesson, the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived.... (read more)

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Franz Schubert's Theatre of Song - A Listener's Guide: Unlocking the Masters Series
Franz Schubert's Theatre of Song - A Listener's Guide: Unlocking the Masters Series
by Mark Ringer
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Ringer sheds new perspectives on Schubert's songs, focusing on their incomparable dramatic power, which often exceeds that of many a full-fledged opera. But Schubert's stage was not to be the public theaters of the repressive Metternich regime in Vienna,... (read more)

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Music and the Mind
Music and the Mind
by Anthony Storr
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Bach's Choral Music: Unlocking the Masters Series, No. 20
Bach's Choral Music: Unlocking the Masters Series, No. 20
by Gordon Jones
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Includes full-length CD from the Bach Collegium Japan. J.S. Bach - A Listener's Guide to His Choral Music introduces the general listener to a genre of music that is mistakenly supposed to be difficult. A vivid biographical sketch of Bach's life and... (read more)

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Touch and Expression in Piano Playing
Touch and Expression in Piano Playing
by Clarence G. Hamilton
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This brief yet comprehensive guide shows pianists how to produce every possible variety of tone, including note values, pulsation, phrases and their combination, dynamic contrasts and shadings, tempo, color, and style. The two-part treatment addresses... (read more)

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New York Guitar Method Volume 2
New York Guitar Method Volume 2
by Bruce E. Arnold
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Ever wonder what those chromatic notes are that jazz, rock and fusion guitar players use when they are not playing scales and arpeggios? Want to get that jazz sound where you can play a melody without chords and hear the chord progression go by just... (read more)

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What to Listen for in Jazz
What to Listen for in Jazz
by Barry Kernfeld
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This book from the editor of the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz offers a unique way of approaching and understanding jazz. Drawing on twenty-one historic jazz recordings, reproduced on a compact disc that accompanies the book, Barry Kernfeld illustrates... (read more)

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The Enjoyment of Music, Shorter Version [With Access Code] (Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to)
The Enjoyment of Music, Shorter Version [With Access Code] (Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to)
by Kristine Forney
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Mysticism of Sound and Music (Shambhala Dragon Editions)
Mysticism of Sound and Music (Shambhala Dragon Editions)
by Hazart Inayat Khan
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Music, according to Sufi teaching, is really a small expression of the overwhelming and perfect harmony of the whole universe—and that is the secret of its amazing power to move us. The Indian Sufi master Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882–1927), the... (read more)

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Teach Yourself To Play Piano - With CD (94 Edition)
Teach Yourself To Play Piano - With CD (94 Edition)
by Palmer
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Learn to play the piano and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about how... (read more)

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Music Physics & Engineering 2ND Edition
Music Physics & Engineering 2ND Edition
by Harry Ferdina Olson
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This extraordinarily comprehensive text, requiring no special background in physics, math or music, discusses the nature of sound waves, musical instruments, musical notation, acoustic materials, elements of sound reproduction systems — from... (read more)

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Ocean of Sound (95 Edition)
Ocean of Sound (95 Edition)
by David Toop
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Ocean of Sound begins in 1889 at the Paris Exposition when Debussy first heard Javanese music performed. A culture absorbed in perfume, light and ambient sound developed in response to the intangibility of 20th century communications. David Toop traces... (read more)

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Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear (Technologies of Lived Abstraction)
Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear (Technologies of Lived Abstraction)
by Steve Goodman
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andlt;Pandgt;Sound can be deployed to produce discomfort, express a threat, or create an ambience of fear or dread--to produce a bad vibe. Sonic weapons of this sort include the andquot;psychoacoustic correctionandquot; aimed at Panama strongman Manuel... (read more)

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Music, Thought and Feeling: Understanding (2ND 14 Edition)
Music, Thought and Feeling: Understanding (2ND 14 Edition)
by Thompson
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Examining the intersection of music, psychology, and neuroscience, Music, Thought, and Feeling, Second Edition, surveys the rapidly growing field of music cognition and explores its most interesting questions. Assuming minimal background in music or... (read more)

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The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence
The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence
by Jane Stuart Smith
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One of the finest achievements of Western culture is its brilliant heritage of classical music. A Gift of Music looks at the lives of the greatest composers who have given us this heritage, and especially at how their music was shaped by their beliefs... (read more)

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