This comprehensive text offers an introduction to music history, composers, styles, elements, performance practices, instruments, ensembles, and more. It covers everything from the earliest forms of expression to the most modern genres of contemporary music.
Featuring hundreds of examples and illustrations from a variety of musical traditions around the world – including classical, folk music, jazz and avant-garde – this engaging book will ensure that you have all the necessary tools for developing a strong understanding of musical concepts.
Plus it contains concise summaries that provide clear technical explanations and practical demonstrations on how to interpret and perform great pieces from various periods.
This convenient thirteenth edition has been updated with new end-of- chapter summaries and listening maps that make identifying themes with self-paced instruction easier than ever before. Discovering means of creatively fine-tuning your rhythmical playing is also simplified via interactive audio files linked to many of the highlights in this edition’s score even more engaging for readers.
In short – if you’re looking for a way to understand music in its entirety or simply want to enhance your appreciation for it – look no further than Music: An Appreciation 13th Edition by Roger Kamien!