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
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Experiencing Music
Chapter 2: Listening to Music
Chapter 3: Three Listening Examples
Chapter 4: Music and the Life Cycle
Chapter 5: Music and Ethnicity
Chapter 6: Music and Gender
Chapter 7: Music and Spirituality
Chapter 8: Music and Nation
Chapter 9: Music and War
Chapter 10: Music and Love
Chapter 11: American Musical Theater
Chapter 12: Music and Film
Chapter 13: Music and Dance
Chapter 14: Music and Concert
Chapter 15: Music and Technology
Steven Cornelius is Lecturer in Music at University of Massachusetts Boston.
Mary Natvig is Professor of Music History at Bowling Green State University.