Higher Education

Music Listening Today, 6th Edition

  • includes Digital Music Download Card 4 CD Set Printed Access Card
  • Charles Hoffer University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Darrell Bailey Indiana University--Purdue University Indianapolis
  • ISBN-10: 1285858123  |  ISBN-13: 9781285858128
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $152.25
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Overview

Brief, approachable, and modular, best-selling MUSIC LISTENING TODAY, 6th Edition delivers a complete course solution that develops students' listening skills, providing a chronological framework that helps them understand and appreciate different styles, forms, and genres of music. The text takes students on a journey through the development of music, beginning with the elements of music and moving through the various style periods from the early Western period until the present day -- using illustrative music selections and teaching students how to listen as they go. Jazz and film music receive special attention. Carefully chosen for their teachability, the musical selections cover a range of styles and include music students will easily recognize. With this edition, all musical selections are available online in streaming form in MindTap™ and as downloads (replacing the former CDs). MindTap™, available with the text, includes more than 110 videos of interviews and performances that bring to life the study of many works -- resources unavailable until now in a full version music appreciation text. Active Listening Guides found in MindTap teach listening skills via visual, graphical representations of the music's progress, supported by synchronous narration, translations, additional commentary, and listening practice quizzes to prepare students for exams. Other MindTap tools provide access to a complete eBook, e-lectures, interactive quizzes, flashcards, and more.

Features and Benefits

  • Music downloads for all 92 musical selections discussed in the text are included with each copy of the book, and streaming versions of all are available within the optional MindTap learning environment.
  • Easy to read in one sitting, the concise chapters provide instructors with the flexibility to tailor the course to suit the needs of a wide variety of students.
  • In addition to its coverage of popular music, the book offers a substantial sample of music from different cultures around the world.
  • Brief composer biographies offer cultural and social background that enriches the musical selections.
  • Placed at the beginning of each of the book's eight parts and illustrated with period art, historical timelines enable students to place the chronology of music within its cultural and historical contexts.
  • Listening Guide headings provide download number and date of work, as well as reminders about such elements as genre and form. Listening Guide timings are easy to follow, and commentary has been made even simpler for students with no musical training.
  • Special charts describing the features of a period's music appear in the last chapter for each part that covers music history, summarizing the major changes in the elements of music during each period.
  • Glossary terms are boldfaced in the text so students can easily pick up key concepts as they are reading and studying.
  • Active Listening Guides in MindTap provide visual representations of the progression of each work, all perfectly synchronized with the music. As an arrow moves along the work, musical examples and commentary appear at just the right moment. Replaying any section of the work is as easy as a click of the mouse. These tools also give students live access to biographical sketches, musical terms, and practice quizzes.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE NATURE OF MUSIC.
1. Music Listening and You.
2. Rhythm.
3. Melody and Harmony.
4. Dynamics, Timbre, and Organization.
5. Orchestral Instruments.
6. Other Musical Instruments.
Part II: EARLY, MEDIEVAL, AND RENAISSANCE MUSIC.
7. Early Western Music.
8. Medieval Music.
9. Renaissance Music.
Part III: BAROQUE MUSIC.
10. The Baroque Period.
11. Oratorio and Cantata.
12. Opera in the Baroque.
13. Baroque Instrumental Music: Suite and Sonata.
14. Baroque Instrumental Music: Concerto and Fugue.
Part IV: CLASSICAL MUSIC.
15. Classicism and Classical Music.
16. Sonata Form.
17. The Concerto.
18. Classical Opera.
19. Chamber Music.
20. Piano Sonatas.
21. The Symphony and Beethoven.
Part V: ROMANTIC MUSIC.
22. Romance and Romanticism.
23. Early Romantic Music.
24. Romantic Piano Music.
25. Program and Ballet Music.
26. Romantic Opera.
27. Late Romantic Music.
28. Nationalism.
Part VI: TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSIC AND BEYOND.
29. Music in the Twentieth Century and Beyond.
30. Impressionism and Post-Romanticism.
31. The Mainstream.
32. Expressionism and Primitivism.
33. Neoclassicism and Tone Row Music.
34. New Sounds and New Techniques.
PART VII: MUSIC IN THE UNITED STATES.
35. American Music before 1920.
36. Concert Music since 1920.
37. Popular Music and Jazz to 1950.
38. Popular Music since 1950.
39. Music for Stage and Film.
PART VIII: Music around the World.
40. Folk and Ethnic Music.
41. Folk Music of Europe and the Americas.
42. Music of Africa and the Middle East.
43. Music of Asia.
Glossary.
Listening Guides Indexed by Composer.
Index of Composer Biographies.
Index.
Music Credits.

What's New

  • The Sixth Edition's powerful listening program is cued in the text and integrated carefully in MindTap, which provides students with the listening and practice they need, where they need it.
  • Each chapter previews content for students with an easily reviewed set of Learning Objectives. In MindTap, each chapter opens with a highly engaging video, introduced by the authors, with questions geared for class discussion.
  • Each musical selection's Listening Guide provides a simplified set of timings, keyed to the music downloads packaged with the book. MindTap provides this music in three ways: streaming, in the form of an animated Active Listening Guide, and via carefully selected YouTube videos introduced by the authors.
  • Each musical selection is now accompanied by a Listening Practice Activity in MindTap, which gives students in-depth listening practice with each specific piece.
  • Each chapter in MindTap concludes with a revised Chapter Quiz including further listening items.
  • Chapter 1's introduction to music listening has been heavily revised to appeal more directly to today's students.
  • The first two chapters in Part 6 (Chapter 29: Music in the Twentieth Century and Beyond and Chapter 30: Impressionism and Post-Romanticism) have been reversed, so that the introduction to twentieth-century music is presented first in Part 6.
  • Chapter 34: New Sounds and New Techniques has been thoroughly updated to include a section on new genres such as "telematic" performances, which connect audiences to the creative process, unbounded by time and space.
  • Chapters 38: Popular Music Since 1950 and 39: Music for Stage and Film now include more up-to-date music and film composers.
  • Chapter 41: Folk Music of Europe and the Americas now includes coverage of native Alaskan music.
  • Chapter 43: Music of Asia now branches out to include the native music of Australia.
  • New musical selections include Biebl, "Ave Maria"; Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21; and Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto.
  • Sony Music download cards are available for all musical selections mentioned in the book. When you visit the URL printed on download card and enter the unique code provided on the card, the musical selections will be automatically downloaded to the iTunes® player or another music library that is installed on your computer or other device.

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  • Non-Media Edition

    ISBN-10: 1285857747  | ISBN-13: 9781285857749

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Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + Digital Music Download Printed Access Card for the 4 CD Set + MindTap® Music, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1305620321  | ISBN-13: 9781305620322

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  • Music Listening Today
    List Price = $202.95  | CengageBrain Price = $202.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $152.25
  • MindTap® Music, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
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ePack: Music Listening Today, 6th + Digital Music Download Printed Access Card for 4 CD Set + MindTap® Music, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Hoffer/Bailey's Music Listening Today

ISBN-10:  1305710479  | ISBN-13:  9781305710474

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  • Music Listening Today
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Printed Text + Digital Music Download Printed Access Card for the 4 CD Set + LMS Integrated for MindTap® Music, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1337080276 | ISBN-13:  9781337080279

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  • Music Listening Today
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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I feel the greatest strength of the textbook, and the one that prompted my selection of it, was the balanced treatment of the key components: music fundamentals; history of western European art music; American popular music; and world music. Although I would welcome more expansive treatment of world music, this volume provides much better treatment than the cursory nod provided in most other music appreciation textbooks."

— W. Scott Ball, Southern Adventist University

"It has the big picture. Good introduction to rudiments of music. The fact that it includes the ethno music I want to teach is a big plus. … While Charles Hoffer's text focuses primarily on Western art music, the text includes music from popular styles and world music, and presents the information in a way that builds students' familiarity from the very general to a more technical level of engagement."

— Jim Bates, Otterbein University

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Website  (ISBN-10: 1305115031 | ISBN-13: 9781305115033)

The Instructor Companion Site includes tools and resources that are password-protected and will help you facilitate your course.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305074971 | ISBN-13: 9781305074972)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate test bank content from the MUSIC LISTENING TODAY test bank or elsewhere; include your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

LMS Integrated for MindTap® Music, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305251520 | ISBN-13: 9781305251526)

Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by your institution--facilitating learning retention and contributing to better learner outcomes. Our collaboration with LMS industry leaders helps drive advanced features like gradebook integration, while the fluid pedagogical design contributes to more teachable moments.

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Digital Music Download Printed Access Card for 4 CD Set  (ISBN-10: 1285874498 | ISBN-13: 9781285874494)

This Printed Access Card gives you access to Sony Music downloads that correspond to all the music discussed in the book, allowing you to download them directly to the iTunes® Player or your favorite music library.

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Student Supplements

LMS Integrated for MindTap® Music, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305251520 | ISBN-13: 9781305251526)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap™ Music resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

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Digital Music Download Printed Access Card for 4 CD Set  (ISBN-10: 1285874498 | ISBN-13: 9781285874494)

This Printed Access Card gives you access to Sony Music downloads that correspond to all the music discussed in the book, allowing you to download them directly to the iTunes® Player or your favorite music library.

List Price = $39.00  | CengageBrain Price = $39.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Charles Hoffer

Charles Hoffer is Professor of Music at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He formerly taught at Indiana University, served as president of the Music Educators National Conference, and is an established author of books and articles about music.

Darrell Bailey

Darrell Bailey is Professor of Music at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. He taught at Oberlin Conservatory and the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington and later was the founding director of the music program of the IU School of Music in Indianapolis. Subsequently, he founded the new media program at Indianapolis and was the founding executive associate dean of the first School of Informatics in the United States.