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An Introduction to Music Studies By J. P. E. Harper-Scott

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Why study music? How much practical use is it in the modern world? This introduction proves how studying music is of great value both in its own terms and also in the post-university marketplace. All main aspects of the subject are covered, including composition, theory, world musics and music technology.

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An Introduction to Music Studies by J. P. E. Harper-Scott

Why study music? How much practical use is it in the modern world? This introduction proves how studying music is of great value both in its own terms and also in the post-university careers marketplace. The book explains the basic concepts and issues involved in the academic study of music, draws attention to vital connections across the field and encourages critical thinking over a broad range of music-related issues. * Covers all main aspects of music studies, including topics such as composition, opera, popular music, and music theory * Provides a thorough overview of a hugely diverse subject, from the history of early music to careers in music technology, giving a head-start on the areas to be covered on a music degree * New to 'neume'? Need a reminder about 'ripping'? - glossaries give clear definitions of key musical terms * Chapters are carefully structured and organized enabling easy and quick location of the information needed

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'We can confidently say that when music students are unsure about their pathways between Western or non-Western music or high art or popular culture, acoustic composition or music technology, this book could guide them into making the right decision. ... Given that various options of studying music have been suggested in this volume, we simply cannot think of any better way to inspire the younger generation than to read An Introduction to Music Studies! ... helpful for music academics, if or when they become unsure about their lecturing and/or tutoring strategies. ... this book is the best way to learn the viewpoints of internationally renowned authors on various aspects of music studies. ... We highly recommend An Introduction to Music Studies as a crucial item for music students and music academics to buy and that it should be essential stock in libraries of the universities and conservatoires.' Academici
"...The attractive volume is appropriate and interesting to readers of all ages and educational attainment. I find the book to be most fascinating...This very good book is well printed, accessible and interesting to read...I can recommend this book for general readership very strongly." -Geary H. Larrick

About J. P. E. Harper-Scott


J. P. E. Harper-Scott is Lecturer in Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. Jim Samson is Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Table of Contents


Features of this book: a guide; Introduction J. P. E. Harper-Scott; Part I. Disciplines: 1. Music history Jim Samson; 2. Music theory and analysis Rachel Beckles Willson; 3. The sociology of music Katharine Ellis; 4. The psychology of music John Rink; 5. Music aesthetics and critical theory Andrew Bowie; Part II. Approaches to Repertoire: 6. World musics Henry Stobart; 7. Early music Stephen Rose; 8. Opera David Charlton; 9. Concert music Erik Levi; 10. Jazz Andrew Bowie; 11. Popular music Elizabeth Eva Leach; 12. Music in film and television Julie Brown; Part III. Music in Practice: 13. Musical performance Tina K. Ramnarine; 14. Composition Julian Johnson; 15. Music technology Brian Lock; 16. The economics and business of music Nicholas Cook.

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GOR004756664
An Introduction to Music Studies by J. P. E. Harper-Scott
J. P. E. Harper-Scott
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2009-01-12
314
0521603803
9780521603805
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