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Overview

MUSIC OF THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD, THIRD EDITION, takes a survey approach to world music, covering 11 music cultures. This text focuses on how to listen to and appreciate the music of different cultures, appropriate for students who are not music majors. The text also explores geography and history, allowing students to connect the music to its social context. Listening skills are developed through spotlights on non-Western instruments, and 30 listening guides track the audio step by step, pointing listeners to important characteristics of the piece. Many full-color photos and graphics of instruments, musicians, and cultural events help students understand the context of music in countries with which they may be unfamiliar. The listening guides, an available 2-CD set (with full selections that help students hear significant differences among the music cultures), and Active Listening Tools (allowing students to view instruments and cultural settings while they listen to musical excerpts) further enhance listening and understanding.

William Alves, Harvey Mudd College

William Alves is a teacher; composer; scholar of non-Western music; associate professor of music at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California; and member of the Society for Ethnomusicology. Dr. Alves has been an active performer of non-Western music for the past 10 years, mostly in various Javanese and Balinese gamelan orchestras but also West African drumming. In 1993-1994, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Indonesia, where he also participated in these ensembles, conducted research, and taught. Dr. Alves has written many pieces for gamelan, often in combination with Western instruments. He also has written works inspired by Japanese, African, and Indian idioms. His works are recorded on the EMF and ICMC labels, among others, and his video works are syndicated by Offline and CinemaNow.com. His experience with cross-cultural influences allows him to show students how these sometimes-inaccessible cultures can be connected to familiar experiences, often in beautiful and unexpected ways. William Alves has been teaching at the university level for 22 years. Although most of his teaching has been at private colleges (USC, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Claremont Graduate University), he also has had residencies; given workshops; and guest lectures at community colleges, arts conservatories, and public universities. His writings on music have appeared in PERSPECTIVES OF NEW MUSIC, INTERCULTURAL MUSIC, COMPUTER MUSIC JOURNAL, MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION NOTES, 1/1, THE CSOUND BOOK, and SOCIETY OF ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC MUSIC in the UNITED STATES JOURNAL. Dr. Alves is co-director of the MicroFest Festival of Microtonal Music, and director of the American Gamelan and Electronic Music ensembles at the Claremont Colleges.
  • New online pronunciation guide now features recordings of native speakers providing key terms from the text.
  • More extensive coverage of music of the Americas, including a section on music in Cuba and a new Listening Guide for an example of indigenous American music.
  • Many color images in the text and video clips in the Active Listening Tools help students recognize the musical sounds they must learn to succeed in the course.
  • Listening Quizzes test students ' comprehension of many pieces. Interactive versions of the Listening Quizzes, available on the book 's CourseMate website, allow students to email answers to the instructor, making them assignable.
  • The pedagogically well-structured presentation helps students acquire good listening skills and quickly master complicated information about unfamiliar cultures.
  • Chapters on music cultures open with a place-setting map, timeline, and scene-setting introduction to the culture that also offers a typical musical clip, allowing the students to begin experiencing the culture immediately.
  • Listening Guides walk students step by step through each selection, providing intuitive notation and thumbnail photos of instruments as they play.
  • Instrument Galleries present students with images and descriptions of all the key instruments they will encounter in a culture. These may be seen and heard in the Active Listening Tools.
1. World Music Cultures: An Introduction.
2. Pitch and Melody.
3. Rhythm and Loudness.
4. Texture.
5. Timbre and Musical Instruments.
6. Sub-Saharan Africa.
7. The Middle East and North Africa.
8. Eastern Europe.
9. Western Europe.
10. Latin America.
11. North America.
12. Central Asia.
13. India.
14. China.
15. Japan.
16. Indonesia.

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

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CD Set

ISBN: 9781133307969
The CD set includes selections that correspond to Listening Guides in the text and work in conjunction with the Active Listening Tools.

CourseMate with Active Listening Guides Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133112945
The CourseMate is organized by culture and contains Active Listening Tools; video drawn from Active Listening Tools; a pronunciation guide; flashcards of instruments used in other cultures; interactive versions of the text 's Listening Exercises; and YouTube playlists.

FOR STUDENTS

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133112976
Succeed in your music course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133112990
Succeed in your music course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

CD Set

ISBN: 9781133307969
The CD set includes selections that correspond to Listening Guides in the text and work in conjunction with the Active Listening Tools.

CourseMate with Active Listening Guides Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133112945
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.