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Musical Encounters

Musical Encounters
Author: David C. Nichols
ISBN 13: 9780132074575
ISBN 10: 132074575
Edition: 1
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2000-10-14
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $96.60

Providing the strand that connects diverse musical styles, Musical Encounters shows students how music has been and always will be a driving force in the world around them.

Encounter a Lifelong Exploration of Music Through…

  • An emphasis on three fundamental concepts—diversity, change, and developing listening techniques.
  • A focus on the listening process that helps build listening skills founded on a knowledge of a basic music vocabulary.
  • Samples of musical expression from around the world that demonstrate the artistic, social, and economic forces supporting music in our eclectic society.
  • A concentration on the principles of counterpoint and layering.
  • A multi-cultural approach that enriches the learning experience and increases awareness of how various peoples organize sound into music according to their unique tastes, practices, and traditions.
  • A host of listening examples that illustrate the music discussed in the text.