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MindTap® Music, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access with Active Listening Guide, 2nd Edition

  • Craig Wright Yale University
  • ISBN-10: 1305115066  |  ISBN-13: 9781305115064
  • Prior Releases: 2013
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.00
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MindTap for The Essential Listening to Music, 2nd Edition, is the premier digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers.
Combining dynamic assignments and applications with book content and pedagogy, MindTap gets students to listen to music and not just hear it.

Join Cengage Learning author Craig Wright as he explores MindTap's personalized path of dynamic assignments, including the interactive eBook with Active Listening Guides, Listening Exercises, media-rich quizzing, streaming music selections, and more.

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Overview

MindTap™ Music for Wright's The Essential Listening to Music, 2nd Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage. MindTap Music includes the textbook (in ebook format), streaming music for all pieces discussed in the book, 53 active listening guides with audio quizzing, 40 listening exercises, interactive activities that teach students all elements of music, additional quizzes for each chapter, curated YouTube video playlists, and more.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a Learning Path that can be used as is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant demonstrations, YouTube videos, audio examples, multiple modes of listening, and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application, and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, googledocs, and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement, and completion.
  • Listen to Active Listening Guides, Streaming Music, iAudio Podcasts, and more!
  • 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.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.


1. The Appeal of Music.
2. Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony.
3. Color, Texture, and Form.
4. Music in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
5. Baroque Art and Music.
6. Late Baroque Music: Bach and Handel.
7. Introduction to the Classical Style: Haydn and Mozart.
8. Classical Forms.
9. Classical Genres.
10. Beethoven: Bridge to Romanticism.
11. Romanticism and Romantic Chamber Music.
12. Romantic Orchestral Music.
13. Romantic Opera.
14. Late Romantic Orchestral Music.
15. European Impressionism and Modernism.
16. American Modernism and Postmodernism.
Learning Path for Chapters.
Engagement Video Activity.
Inline assets.
iAudio podcasts.
YouTube videos.
Audio musical examples.
Active Listening Guides [also at end of Learning Path for review].
Links to printable PDFs.
Streaming audio.
Listening Exercises [also visible on Learning Path].
Checklist of Musical Style.
Musical Style Quiz.
Active Listening Guides [for review].
Chapter Quiz.
Critical Thinking Quiz.

Alternate Formats

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 130511504X | ISBN-13: 9781305115040

    List Price = $83.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.25

Learning Resource Bundles

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ePack: The Essential Listening to Music, Loose-leaf Version, 2nd + MindTap® Music, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access with Active Listening Guide

ISBN-10: 1305718992  | ISBN-13: 9781305718999

List Price = $102.95  | CengageBrain Price = $102.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $77.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • MindTap® Music, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access with Active Listening Guide
    List Price = $83.00  | CengageBrain Price = $83.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.00
  • The Essential Listening to Music
    List Price = $71.95  | CengageBrain Price = $71.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.00


Bundle: The Essential Listening to Music, Loose-leaf Version, 2nd + MindTap® Music, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card with Active Listening Guide

ISBN-10:  1305718984 | ISBN-13:  9781305718982

List Price = $102.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $77.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • MindTap® Music, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card with Active Listening Guide
    List Price = $83.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.25
  • The Essential Listening to Music
    List Price = $71.95  | CengageBrain Price = $71.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.00


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Craig Wright

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.