Appreciating Music Student Text (2nd ed.) explores the fundamental elements of the world of music. Musical instruments and basic music elements are discussed initially, providing a foundation for the rest of the study. The nature and variety of different musical forms are explained and illustrated in depth. The text also offers a historical perspective of music, tracing the development of music throughout history and providing biographical information about famous composers and musicians. A glossary of key musical terms is included in the back of the book.
A minimal musical background is assumed for this textbook, especially on the part of the instructor.
Includes two CDs (Listener’s Choice and Appreciating Music).