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Author(s): GRANT MANHART
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This unique and student centered approach to a standard university Music Appreciation text was developed by Dr. Grant Manhart during 20 years of teaching at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. This approach has shown elevated student engagement, student enjoyment, and evidence of both conceptual and factual learning.
Music Through Time: An Appreciation of Music in Europe and America encourages the reader to discover not only information applying to music, but also to rediscover the big ideas that shaped Western Civilization over the centuries. These “big ideas” are represented through music, musicians, composers, instruments, and genres of music.
Author(s): Kazadi wa Mukuna
The definition of music has challenged scholars throughout the history of music. But in his seminal work The Anthropology of Music (1964), Alan Merriam proposes a culturally broad based definition of music as a product of human behavior in time and space, and has structure; but its structure cannot have an existence of its own divorced from the behavior, which produced it. This definition allows each culture/community to define its music on its own terms.
Author(s): Daniel C Johnson
Musical Explorations: Fundamentals Through Experience is a music fundamentals book with a fundamental difference; it offers an experiential and interactive approach to learning the rudiments of music theory. This text presents fundamental music theory concepts and terms through interactive classroom activities to encourage class participation from students.
Author(s): Stan L Breckenridge
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Author(s): James C Watkins
Reflections Made of Memories contains 12 stories with photographs that explain the influences and development of the author's artwork. These stories outline his creative motivations and clarify the aesthetic values achieved through extraordinary experiences. The last chapter documents the making and firing a large double-walled basket form.
Author(s): Perry Goldstein
Rudiments of Music: A Concise Guide to Music Theory is written for the beginner who has an interest in reading and writing music as well as the desire to understand the rudiments of tonal music theory. It will also be useful for the student who has experience of music notation and the desire for a stronger foundation in the rudiments of music. This book covers basic notation of pitch and rhythm, major and minor keys, intervals, triads, and the tonal context of harmony.