Music: A Social Experience

2nd Edition

Steven Cornelius, Mary Natvig

Published August 9, 2018
Textbook - 332 Pages - 157 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780415789332 - CAT# Y319307

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By taking a thematic approach to the study of music appreciation, Music: A Social Experience, Second Edition demonstrates how music reflects and deepens both individual and cultural understandings. Musical examples are presented within universally experienced social frameworks (ethnicity, gender, spirituality, love, and more) to help students understand how music reflects and advances human experience. Students engage with multiple genres (Western art music, popular music, and world music) through lively narratives and innovative activities. A companion website features streaming audio and instructors' resources.

New to this edition:

  • Two additional chapters: "Music and the Life Cycle" and "Music and Technology"
  • Essay questions and "key terms" lists at the ends of chapters
  • Additional repertoire and listening guides covering all historical periods of Western art music
  • Expanded instructors’ resources
  • Many additional images
  • Updated student web materials
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