Author : W. A. Mathieu
Genre : Music
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
ISBN : 9780834827677
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The Listening Book is about rediscovering the power of listening as an instrument of self-discovery and personal transformation. By exploring our capacity for listening to sounds and for making music, we can awaken and release our full creative powers. Mathieu offers suggestions and encouragement on many aspects of music-making, and provides playful exercises to help readers appreciate the connection between sound, music, and everyday life.

Author : W. A. Mathieu
Genre : Music
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
ISBN : 9780834829299
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File Download : 248 page

Everyone, according to W.A. Mathieu, is musical by nature—it goes right along with being human. And if you don't believe it, this book will convince you. In a series of interrelated short essays, Mathieu takes the reader on a journey through ordinary experiences to open our ears to the rich variety of music that surrounds us but that we are trained to ignore; such as the variety of pitches produced by different objects, like glassware, furniture, drums—anything you can tap; or sounds that hover on the border of music, like laughter, the clinking of glasses in a toast, or the unintentional falsetto produced by yawning. Along the way the author teaches aspects of music theory that nonmusicians might ordinarily shy away from. He reveals the way of music to be a profoundly spiritual path—one that is everyone's birthright.

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Publisher : Rhinegold Publishing Ltd
ISBN : 9781904226697
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File Download : 65 page

Author : Ben Ratliff
Genre : Music
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN : 9781429953597
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File Download : 272 page

What is music in the age of the cloud? Today, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. It is possible to flit instantly across genres and generations, from 1980s Detroit techno to 1890s Viennese neo-romanticism. This new age of listening brings with it astonishing new possibilities--as well as dangers. In Every Song Ever, the veteran New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff reimagines the very idea of music appreciation for our times. In the age of the cloud, the genre of the recording and the intention of the composer matter less and less. Instead, we can savor our own listening experience more directly, taking stock of qualities like repetition, speed, density, or loudness. The result is a new mode of listening that can lead to unexpected connections. When we listen for slowness, we may detect surprising affinities between the drone metal of Sunn O))), the mixtape manipulations of DJ Screw, and the final works of Shostakovich. And if we listen for more elusive qualities like closeness, we might notice how the tight harmonies of bluegrass vocals illuminate the virtuosic synchrony of John Coltrane's quartet. Encompassing the sounds of five continents and several centuries, Ratliff's book is a definitive field guide to our musical habitat, and a foundation for the new aesthetics our age demands.

Author : Aaron Copland
Genre : Music
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 9781101513149
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File Download : 304 page

Now in trade paperback: “The definitive guide to musical enjoyment” (Forum). In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to both contemporary and classical music analytically, eminent American composer Aaron Copland offers provocative suggestions that will bring readers a deeper appreciation of the most viscerally rewarding of all art forms.

Author : Leon Burton
Genre : Music
Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN : 0769202640
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An integrated elementary listening program for music classes, regular classes, libraries and home use. Includes 20 great musical selections complete with historical information, composer/arranger biographical information, musical features sketches, cross-curricular connections and anticipated outcomes. Meets the National Music Standards.

Author : Steve Brown
Genre : Education
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 0521678226
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Active Listening, Second Edition, is grounded in the theory that learners are more successful listeners when they activate their prior knowledge of a topic. Teacher's Manual 3 contains step-by-step practical teaching notes, optional speaking activities and listening strategies, culture notes, and suggested times for completing lessons. Photocopiable unit quizzes, two complete tests with Audio CD, and complete answer keys are also included.

Author : Dr Warren Brodsky
Genre : Technology & Engineering
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN : 9781472411464
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File Download : 403 page

Does listening to music while driving a car enhance driver safety or place the driver at increased risk of accidents? This is the first full-length text to explore the subject. A great deal of work has been done to investigate and reduce driver distraction and inattention, but this book is the first to focus on in-cabin aural backgrounds of music as a contributing factor to human error and traffic violations.

Author : Magda L. Dumitru
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Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
ISBN : 9782889197927
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Behavioral, language, and reasoning are expressions of neural functions par excellence, as the brain must draw on sensory modalities to gather information on the rest of the body and on the outer world. Cortical areas processing the identity and location of the sensory inputs were once thought to be organized, with some branches dedicated to complex features. Yet current studies have uncovered synergistic effects at early-stage cognitions as well as higher-level association areas. A less hierarchical functional architecture of the brain has emerged such that, irrespective of sensory modality, inputs are assigned to the best suited cortical substrate.

Author : Andrea Creech
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781000383089
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This handbook provides an evidence-based account of psychological perspectives on issues in music education and music in the community through the life course, exploring our understanding of music learning and participation across contexts. The contributors draw on multidisciplinary research from different cultures and contexts in order to set out the implications of music psychology for music education and music in the community. Highlighting the intersecting issues across education and community contexts, the book proposes new theories as well as offering important refinements to existing conceptual models. Split into six parts, it considers the role of music in society as well as for groups and individuals, and explores topics such as processing and responding to music; pedagogical and musical practices that support or pose challenges to the emotional, cognitive, social or physical wellbeing of learners and participants in a range of contexts; and ‘music in identity’ or ‘identity in music’. With the final part on future directions and the implications for professional practice in music education and music in the community, the book concludes by exploring how the two sectors might work more closely together within a post-COVID-19 world. Based on cutting-edge research from an international team, this is essential reading for anyone interested in music psychology, education and community, and it will be particularly helpful for undergraduate and graduate students in music psychology, music education and community music.