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Overview

MindTap® Music for Wright's Listening to Music, 8th Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes in the eBook.

Craig Wright, Yale University

Craig M. Wright received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in 1966 and his Ph.D. in musicology from Harvard University in 1972. He began his teaching career at the University of Kentucky and for the past forty years has been teaching at Yale University, where he is currently the Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Music. At Yale, Wright’s courses include his perennially popular introductory course, Listening to Music (also part of the offerings of Open Yale Courses); his large lecture course Exploring the Nature of Genius; and most recently his Coursera course Introduction to Classical Music. He is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles on composers ranging from Leoninus to Bach. Wright has also been the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Einstein and Kinkeldey Awards of the American Musicological Society, and the Dent Medal of the International Musicological Society. In 2004, he was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Chicago. And in 2010 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining fellow inductee, banjo player Steve Martin. In addition to LISTENING TO MUSIC and LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC, EIGHTH EDITION, Wright has also published THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC, SECOND EDITION; LISTENING TO MUSIC, CHINESE EDITION (Schirmer Cengage Learning/Three Union Press, 2012), translated and simplified by Profs. Li Xiujung (China Conservatory, Beijing) and Yu Zhigang (Central Conservatory, Beijing), both of whom worked with Wright at Yale; and MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION, MEDIA UPDATE (Schirmer Cengage Learning, 2010), with coauthor Bryan Simms. He is currently at work on a volume titled MOZART’S BRAIN: EXPLORING THE NATURE OF GENIUS.
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  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times--both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
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LEARNING PATH.

YouTube Engagement Activity. Students can watch and respond to a YouTube video to become excited about what they will learn in the chapter.

Chapter Learning Objectives. These Learning Objectives are linked to the key points of the chapter to keep students focused on the important takeaways.

eBook for Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music 8e. The acclaimed MindTap Reader boasts a multimedia-rich experience with embedded audio, video, Active Listening Guides, tagged note-taking, highlighting and bookmarking for easy study guide creation.

Review activities include a review of all the chapter’s step-by-step Active Listening Guides, as well as a unique new “drop-the-needle” Beat the Clock game to allow students to practice their listening and identification skills.

Chapter Review Quiz – Multiple-Choice Final Chapter Quiz. Students will know with certainty their level of competency for every chapter which will improve course outcomes.

Critical Thinking Quiz – Students will test themselves beyond review, to analyze and compare concepts across and within chapters.

Additional Resources include reviews of the elements of music, video of A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Checklists of Musical Style comparing styles of all historical periods, and Musical Style Quizzes that test knowledge of styles across different eras.
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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Listening to Western Music

ISBN: 9781305627352
LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC is designed to help develop and refine the listening skills of your students, and to inspire a lifelong appreciation of music. Throughout the book, Wright connects with today’s students by incorporating comparisons between pop and classical music, and by using examples from popular artists to illustrate core concepts. Organized chronologically, the text discusses musical examples from every era in its social context -- describing each piece's construction as well as its culture. LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC is fully integrated with MindTap® to get students to listen to music and not just hear it. Designed to develop listening skills, the MindTap® online resources include Listening Exercises, streaming music, Active Listening Guides, chapter and critical thinking quizzes, iAudio lectures, YouTube videos, Beat the Clock games, and more. In addition, students can download all music directly to a music library.

Instructor's Web Site

ISBN: 9781305867093
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor's manual, and more.

FOR STUDENTS

Listening to Western Music

ISBN: 9781305627352
LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC equips you with the tools to actively listen to and inspire a lifelong appreciation for music. Known for his clear, conversational style, Professor Wright helps you immediately find connections to music by comparing pop and classical music concepts. His text is organized chronologically and discusses musical examples from each era in its social context -- describing the construction and culture of each piece. LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC is fully integrated with MindTap® to better help you develop your listening skills and maximize your course success. Online resources include interactive exercises, streaming music, Active Listening Guides, chapter and critical thinking quizzes, iAudio lectures, YouTube videos, Beat the Clock games, and more. You also can download all music directly to a music library.