Introduction to Music provides readers with a survey of the world of music as a means by which to enjoy it more fully. Rather than bog students down with 500-700 pages of text and 400 composers, this approach sticks to the essentials. Simultaneously, it provides further study resources for students who would like to go further in depth. It integrates links to audio and view examples directly in the eText to even further streamline the student experience.
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Chapter 1: What Is Music?
Chapter 2: Notation
Chapter 3: Middle Ages (476–1400) and Renaissance (1400-1600)
Chapter 4: Instruments
Chapter 5: Baroque Era (1600–1750)
Chapter 6: Classical Era (1750–1820)
Chapter 7: Romantic Era (1820–1920)
Chapter 8: Modern Era (1920–present)
Chapter 9: Jazz (1900–present)
Chapter 10: Popular Music (1940–present)
Chapter 11: World Music (1500–present)
Chapter 12: Form
Chapter 13: Performers
Chapter 14: Spaces
Chapter 15: Technology (1500 B.C.–present)
Introduction to the Music Industry by Robert Willey is an excellent publication, which could be used for both an introductory "Music Business I" course as well as the second semester course. I especially like the resources shared and the sections called "For Further Investigation" and "Do It Yourself" which appear at the end of the chapters. These sections offer ideas for projects and further research!
- Denise Grupp-Verbon at Owens State Community College