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Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Presenting an introduction to music, this book draws on many examples ranging from Beethoven to the Spice Girls to Chinese zither music. It also prompts us to call on our personal musical experiences in order to think critically about the roles of the performer and the listener, and about music as a commodity and an experience.
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This "Very Short Introduction" to music invites us to really think about music and the values and qualities we ascribe to it. The world teems with different kinds of music - traditional, folk, classical, jazz, rock, pop - and each type of music tends to come with its own way of thinking. Drawing on a wealth of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to the Spice Girls to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook attempts to provide a framework for thinking about all music. By examining the personal, social, and cultural values that music embodies, the book reveals the shortcomings of traditional conceptions of music, and sketches a more inclusive approach emphasizing the role of performers and listeners.

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Book Condition N/A
SKU 9780192853820
Author Nicholas Cook
Dimensions 112 mm x 179 mm
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 160
Published Date N/A
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language English
Genre Music & Dance
Series N/A