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America's Musical Landscape - With 3 CD's - 5th edition

by Jean Ferris

America`s Musical Landscape - With 3 CD`s (ISBN10: 0073043877; ISBN13: 9780073043876)
ISBN13: 978-0073043876
ISBN10: 0073043877

Summary: America's Musical Landscape addresses the broad range of music in the United States from early periods to today, presenting this rich tapestry of sound in its historical and cultural context. Its reasonable length, readability, and logical organization make the text a useful and attractive means of furthering appreciation of the musical heritage of the United States. Frequent connections to other arts, particularly the visual arts, add to the book's appeal and enhanc ...show moree understanding of core musical concepts. For readers unfamiliar with the technical elements of music, the text also offers an elegant and readable introduction to the fundamentals of music.

New Features

  • New Critical Thinking Topics at the end of each chapter provide practice in articulating opinions about the music, possibly using vocabulary and information gleaned from the chapter. These topics encourage students to move beyond passive reception of information to active response to the music.
  • Features new timelines on cultural and historical figures and events, and related musical events and musicians. The timelines help students explicitly connect key events in American musical history to cultural-historical context.
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Year Published: 2006
International: No

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