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by Joseph MacHlis,Kristine Forney

The special features of this music appreciation handbook include detailed listening guides, cultural perspectives that shed light on the music of the world, quotes from composers and The Norton Recordings which provide performances of all listening examples.
Download The Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to Perceptive Listening epub
ISBN: 0393972992
ISBN13: 978-0393972993
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Music
Author: Joseph MacHlis,Kristine Forney
Language: English
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc (Np); 8th edition (December 1998)
Pages: 68 pages
ePUB size: 1863 kb
FB2 size: 1619 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 693
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While the book is handy, you need the electronic access to complete the college class. You will find that after renting the book and having to purchase the online access key, it would have been cheaper to buy a new book outright.
You MUST buy this book NEW for any COLLEGE CLASS. New books come with the access code required to listen to music for the class. The USED books code is no longer valid. Each book has it's own code.

With that said, the book is excellent.
I bought the "shorter edition" for a class because I was trying to save money with a paperback. This is NOT the same book at the hardcover! I regretted my purchase by the end of the first class -- the paperback shorter edition is missing so much interesting material from the full-length edition, that you just don't get a good picture of the material being covered. It is like reading only crib notes -- the "flesh" that would give meaning to the whole is missing. So I am selling it back to Amazon (thereby losing a bunch of money because I bought it new) and buying a used hardcover. I'll use my secret code to access the online files for the shorter edition, and for other selections, well, there's Spotify.

Rather than coming with CDs, this book comes with a website and a code to log on to hear the selections. Of course, if you buy a used book, you don't get this, although you can buy it separately.

Outside of the shorter edition being a waste of money (for me), I think the book is wonderfully well organized with great illustrations. I'm looking forward to the hardback version.
Did not come with access code
'The Enjoyment of Music' was actually enjoyable to read, for being a textbook! It discusses music from the Middle Ages to the present. For each song that the chapter covers, it contains a listening guide. The listening guides include some tips on what to listen for, what instruments are playing, the English translations for lyrics in foreign languages, and some other stuff for the music lover. It also has biographical notes on composers and historical notes on the time periods. The only thing I wish this book covered a little more thoroughly was the definitions of their words.
This was purchased for a college music appreciation course. It contains not just information about composers through the ages but also the genre of their music, how the music developed, the cultural influences that affected their music and how to recognize the different types of music. This is best used with the companion The Norton Recordings: 8 CDs to accompany the Norton Scores & The Enjoyment of Music. This will continue to be my source for music information in the future.
This is an updated version of a music textbook that has been a standard for decades. I do use this volume in my Music History classes at the University. I find it to be excellent for the beginning music student, and I encourage Music professors to consider this text for their courses.

Brian Bennett, Ph.D.
I bought this to use for my intro to music class at a price I almost couldn't believe, and it came in great condition. It's also really good as a textbook too. Whether you're looking to major in music, or you're just interested in this class for a few extra credits, the text is very easy to understand and it reads in a way that's not overly academic or boring. However, definitely buy from here instead of wasting your hard-earned money at the campus bookstore.