Higher Education

Music Listening Today, 5th Edition

  • includes 2 CD Set
  • Charles Hoffer University of Florida, Gainesville
  • ISBN-10: 1111839344  |  ISBN-13: 9781111839345
  • 448 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2003
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $158.25
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About

Overview

Charles Hoffer's best-selling MUSIC LISTENING TODAY is a brief, approachable, modular, and complete course solution that develops students' listening skills, providing them with the framework they need to understand and appreciate different styles, forms, and genres of music. A comprehensive, optional set of online resources -- featuring Active Listening Guides, music downloads, an interactive eBook, and more -- provides students with the tools they need to excel in your course. MUSIC LISTENING TODAY includes discussions of dozens of familiar and lesser-known musical selections, all carefully chosen for their "teachability". Students have several options for obtaining recordings of the music covered within the text. A two-CD set covers the selections that you are most likely to use within the classroom, and is included in the book at no additional charge; an optional 4-CD package completes the set of music selections that is mentioned within the book. All musical selections are also available online in streaming form and as downloads, within the optional set of CourseMate resources. Online Active Listening Guides -- available for all pieces in the book -- teach listening skills via highly-visual, graphical representations of the music's progression, accompanied by examples and commentary. Other web tools provide access to an complete, interactive eBook, an Engagement Tracker, biographical sketches, musical terms, interactive quizzes, links to related websites, and more.

Features and Benefits

  • Every copy of this text includes two free audio CDs at no additional cost. These include a complete core listening program of 32 selections that covers the entire text. Music downloads and streaming music are available within the optional CourseMate learning environment.
  • 43 concise chapters provide instructors with the flexibility to tailor the course to suit the needs of a wide variety of students and can be read in one sitting.
  • Margin notes -- as many as 5 or 6 per page -- help to accelerate student comprehension.
  • The book offers coverage of popular music as well as a substantial sample of music from different cultures around the world.
  • Short composer biographies and informational boxes offer cultural and social background that enriches the musical selections.
  • Historical timelines, placed at the beginning of each of the book's 8 parts and richly illustrated with period art, enable students to place the chronology of music within its cultural and historical contexts.
  • Listening Guide headings provide date of work, as well as reminders about such elements as genre, form, medium, and tempo. Listening Guide timings are easy to follow, with track numbers and track-by-track times (as on CD players) immediately adjacent to commentary and Listening Guide descriptions have been made even easier 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, to underscore their importance while students are reading and studying.
  • Downloadable Active Listening Guides 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, interactive "Practice Listening Quizzes," and links to related websites.

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, 500 B.C.-A.D. 1200.
8. Late Medieval Music, 1100-1450.
9. Renaissance Music, 1450-1600.
Part III: BAROQUE MUSIC, 1600-1750 .
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, 1750-1820.
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, 1820-1900.
22. Romance and Romanticism.
23. Early Romantic Music.
24. Romantic Piano Music.
25. Program and Ballet Music.
26. Romantic Opera.
27. Romantic Instrumental Music.
28. Nationalism.
Part VI: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND.
29. Music in the Twentieth Century and the Future.
30. Impressionism and Post-Romanticism.
31. The Mainstream.
32. Primitivism and Expressionism.
33. Neoclassicism and Tone Row Music.
34. Concert Music in the United States.
35. New Sounds and New Techniques.
Part VII: POPULAR MUSIC AND JAZZ, 1750-PRESENT.
36. Early American Music.
37. Popular Music and Jazz Before 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.

What's New

  • NEW "Listening Practice" questions in each chapter help students to develop their listening skills and prepare for exams.
  • NEW Musical works covered, including a choral work by the SOWETO Gospel Choir from South Africa, Beethoven's "Pathetique" Sonata, the first movement of Bach's Branderburg Concerto No. 5, Bernard Hermann's music from "Psycho," Crumb's "Ancient Voices of Children," and a contemporary work from China that combines elements of both old and new Chinese music.
  • NEW Active Listening Guides within the optional online environment have been updated to include more information and to provide a better overall learning experience, increasing their effectiveness as an interactive study tool.
  • NEW downloadable music option makes it easier than ever for students to load music onto their MP3 players and cell phones.

Alternate Formats

Choose the format that best fits your student's budget and course goals

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  • Non-Media Edition

    ISBN-10: 1111839352 | ISBN-13: 9781111839352

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Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + Music CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1133847838  | ISBN-13: 9781133847830

List Price = $223.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $168.25

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  • Music Listening Today
    List Price = $210.95  | CengageBrain Price = $210.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $158.25
  • CourseMate Printed Access Card
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Bundle: Text + WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code

ISBN-10:  1133423132  | ISBN-13:  9781133423133

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  • Music Listening Today
    List Price = $210.95  | CengageBrain Price = $210.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $158.25
  • WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access Card
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Printed Text + WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code

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  • Music Listening Today
    List Price = $210.95  | CengageBrain Price = $210.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $158.25
  • WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code
    List Price = $162.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $162.00


Bundle: Text + 4 CD Set

ISBN-10:  1133423140  | ISBN-13:  9781133423140

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  • Music Listening Today
    List Price = $210.95  | CengageBrain Price = $210.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $158.25
  • 4 CD Set
    List Price = $59.95  | CengageBrain Price = $59.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.25


Bundle: Text + Music CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card + 4-CD Set Digital Music Download Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  128547354X  | ISBN-13:  9781285473543

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  • Music Listening Today
    List Price = $210.95  | CengageBrain Price = $210.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $158.25
  • CourseMate Printed Access Card
    List Price = $147.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.00
  • 4-CD Set Digital Music Download Printed Access Card
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Bundle: Text + 4 CD Set + Music CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card

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This Bundle Includes:

  • Music Listening Today
    List Price = $210.95  | CengageBrain Price = $210.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $158.25
  • 4 CD Set
    List Price = $59.95  | CengageBrain Price = $59.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.25
  • CourseMate Printed Access Card
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Printed Text + General MindLink for CourseMate Instant Access

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  • Music Listening Today
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  • LMS Integrated for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
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  • CourseMate with eBook Active Listening Guides Instant Access
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Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

2 CD Set  (ISBN-10: 1111839360 | ISBN-13: 9781111839369)

Two free CDs bound into the back of every book provide students with 32 core musical selections covering the entire text.

List Price = $56.95  | CengageBrain Price = $56.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.25

4 CD Set  (ISBN-10: 1133050042 | ISBN-13: 9781133050049)

This set of CDs provides recordings of the 59 additional pieces not included on the CDs automatically packaged with the text.

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PowerLecture™ DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133316441 | ISBN-13: 9781133316442)

The perfect assistant to your course, this DVD includes customizable PowerPoint® slides, listening questions, and the ExamView® Testing System, which makes it easy to create your own tests. Although initially created for MUSIC LISTENING TODAY, Comprehensive 5th Edition, the DVD is also ideal for this Advantage Edition because the content of the two textbooks is the same.

List Price = $91.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $68.00

CourseMate with eBook Active Listening Guides Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133045367 | ISBN-13: 9781133045366)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study tools, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Use Engagement Tracker to monitor student engagement in the course and watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. An interactive eBook allows students to take notes, highlight, search and interact with text-specific embedded media. Resources include Active Listening Guides, streaming music, music downloads, quizzes, and more.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1133353258 | ISBN-13: 9781133353256)

Combining course management with a flexible, easy-to-use format, WebTutor™ on Blackboard for the Listening Today, 5th Edition, enables you to assign pre-formatted, text-specific content which is available as soon as you log on. You can also customize the WebTutor™ environment in any way you choose. Content includes the Test Bank, Practice Quizzes, and CourseMate resources, complete with interactive eBook, Active Listening Guides, streaming music, music downloads, and more.

List Price = $162.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $162.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133353266 | ISBN-13: 9781133353263)

Combining course management with a flexible, easy-to-use format, WebTutor™ on WebCT for the Listening Today, 5th Edition, enables you to assign pre-formatted, text-specific content which is available as soon as you log on. You can also customize the WebTutor™ environment in any way you choose. Content includes the Test Bank, Practice Quizzes, and CourseMate resources, complete with interactive eBook, Active Listening Guides, streaming music, music downloads, and more.

List Price = $162.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $162.00

Student Supplements

2 CD Set  (ISBN-10: 1111839360 | ISBN-13: 9781111839369)

Two free CDs bound into the back of every book provide students with 32 core musical selections covering the entire text.

List Price = $56.95  | CengageBrain Price = $56.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.25

4 CD Set  (ISBN-10: 1133050042 | ISBN-13: 9781133050049)

This set of CDs provides recordings of the 59 additional pieces not included on the CDs automatically packaged with the text.

List Price = $59.95  | CengageBrain Price = $59.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.25

CourseMate with eBook Active Listening Guides Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133045367 | ISBN-13: 9781133045366)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Open the interactive eBook, take notes and practice quizzes, and use the integrated audio and visual environment within the Active Listening Guides to gain a deeper understanding of the musical concepts presented within the chapters.

List Price = $147.00  | CengageBrain Price = $147.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1133353258 | ISBN-13: 9781133353256)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Using Blackboard, open the interactive eBook, take notes and practice quizzes, download musical selections to your MP3 player or phone, access streaming music, and use the integrated audio and visual environment within the Active Listening Guides to gain a deeper understanding of the musical concepts presented within the chapters.

List Price = $162.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $162.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133353266 | ISBN-13: 9781133353263)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Using WebCT®, open the interactive eBook, take notes and practice quizzes, download musical selections to your MP3 player or phone, access streaming music, and use the integrated audio and visual environment within the Active Listening Guides to gain a deeper understanding of the musical concepts presented within the chapters.

List Price = $162.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $162.00

LMS Integrated for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285370260 | ISBN-13: 9781285370262)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your music course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, view videos, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.

List Price = $147.00  | CengageBrain Price = $147.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.00

Blackboard MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285371380 | ISBN-13: 9781285371382)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your music course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, view videos, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate on Blackboard.

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Flash Cards, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285796810 | ISBN-13: 9781285796819)

Flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Interactive flashcards include terms and definitions for each chapter. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

List Price = $4.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $4.00

Quizzing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285793013 | ISBN-13: 9781285793016)

Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

List Price = $6.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $6.00

Quizzing with Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285789210 | ISBN-13: 9781285789217)

Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.

List Price = $6.00  | CengageBrain Price = $6.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $6.00

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.