Gateways to Understanding Music explores music in all the categories that constitute contemporary musical experience: European classical music, popular music, jazz, and world music. Covering the oldest forms of human music making to the newest, the textbook's chronological narrative considers music from a global rather than a Eurocentric perspective. Each of sixty modular "gateways" covers a particular genre, style, or period of music and opens with a guided listening example that unlocks a world of music through careful study of its structural elements. Students learn to listen to, explain, understand, and ultimately value all the music they may encounter in their world.
The anthology to accompany the textbook is comprised of musical "texts." These broadly-defined texts—primarily musical scores—facilitate the integration of score study and music theory into the ethno-/musicology curriculum, a necessary focus in the training of the professional musician. As posed by the textbook, the last question in each modular "gateway" is "Where do I go from here?" This resource provides one more opportunity to go beyond the textbook to examine music scores and texts in even greater depth. The anthology is a combination of primary sources for study: musical scores, music transcriptions, along with a few primary source documents and musical exercises.
This two-book package contains the paperback textbook and paperback anthology.
Table of Contents
Introduction / Part I Music History to 1500 / Chapter 1 Music of Small-Scale Societies / Chapter 2 Ancient and Medieval Religious Music / Chapter 3 Ancient and Medieval Secular Music / Part II Music History from 1500 to 1900 / Chapter 4 Music from the European Age of Discovery (1500-1600) /Chapter 5 Music from the Age of Global Commerce (1600-1750) /Chapter 6 Music from the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution (1750-1800) / Chapter 7 Music from the Early Nineteenth Century (1800-1850) /Chapter 8 Music from the Late Nineteenth Century (1850-1900) / Part III Music History during the Long Twentieth Century / Chapter 9 Music from the Turn of the Twentieth Century (1890-1918) /Chapter 10 Music from the Interwar Period (1918-1939) /Chapter 11 Music during World War II and its Aftermath (1939-1950) / Chapter 12 Music from an Age of Disenchantment and Protest (1950-1975) / Chapter 13 Music and Community (1975-1994) / Chapter 14 Music Today / Where Do We Go from Here?
PART I: MUSIC HISTORY TO 1500 CE / Gateway 1: Music of Foragers / Gateway 2: Music of Nomadic Pastoralists / Gateway 3: Music of Horticultural Societies / Gateway 4: Buddhist Music / Gateway 5: Christian Chant / Gateway 6: Qur’anic Chant / Gateway 7: Early European Polyphonic Music / Gateway 8: Music of China / Gateway 9: Music of the Middle East / Gateway 10: African Music / Gateway 11: European Village Music / PART II: MUSIC HISTORY FROM 1500 TO 1900 / Gateway 12: Renaissance Sacred Vocal Music / Gateway 13: Renaissance Secular Vocal Music / Gateway 14: Renaissance Dance Music / Gateway 15: Renaissance Lute Music / Gateway 16: North Indian Classical Music / Gateway 17: Baroque Opera / Gateway 18: Baroque Orchestral Music / Gateway 19: Baroque Sacred Music / Gateway 20: Baroque Keyboard Music / Gateway 21: Javanese Court Music / Gateway 22: Classical-period Chamber Music / Gateway 23: Classical-period Symphonies / Gateway 24: Classical-period Opera / Gateway 25: Classical-period Piano Music / Gateway 26: Music of the Atlantic Slave Trade / Gateway 27: Beethoven’s Symphonies / Gateway 28: Programmatic Orchestra Works / Gateway 29: Romantic-period Piano Music / Gateway 30: Early American Popular Music / Gateway 31: Nineteenth-century Opera / Gateway 32: European Musical Nationalism / Gateway 33: Classical Music at Century’s End / Gateway 34: African American Religious Music / PART III: MUSIC HISTORY DURING THE LONG TWENTIETH CENTURY / Gateway 35: The Blues / Gateway 36: American Band Music / Gateway 37: Ragtime / Gateway 38: Music of Early European Modernists / Gateway 39: Balinese Gamelan / Gateway 40: Early Jazz / Gateway 41: Swing / Gateway 42: American Popular Song / Gateway 43: American Symphonic Nationalism / Gateway 44: Mexican and Mexican American Mariachi Music / Gateway 45: Country Music / Gateway 46: Bebop / Gateway 47: Classical Music and World War II / Gateway 48: Trinidadian Steel Pan Music / Gateway 49: Rock / Gateway 50: New Directions in Jazz / Gateway 51: The Classical Avant-garde / Gateway 52: Salsa / Gateway 53: Rap and Hip-Hop / Gateway 54: Neo-traditional Jazz / Gateway 55: Postmodern Classical Music / Gateway 56: Reggae / Gateway 57: American Popular Music Today / Gateway 59: Classical Music Today / Gateway 60: World Music Today
Timothy Rice is Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, and founding director of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Herb Alpert School of Music.
Dave Wilson is Lecturer in Music at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Samuel N. Dorf is Associate Professor of Musicology at University of Dayton.
Heather MacLachlan is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Ethnomusicology Program at University of Dayton.
Julia Randel is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at University of Dayton.