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World Music: A Global Journey

by Andrew Shahriari Terry E. Miller

World Music: A Global Journey, Fifth Edition, explores the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking students across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. It surveys world music within a systematic study of the world’s major cultures, supported by a strong pedagogical framework. Providing historical and cultural overviews of the world’s seven continents, and fortified by in-depth studies of varied musical traditions, World Music: A Global Journey is known for its student-friendly approach and lively visits to “sites” that host musics of the world. The robust companion website with audio is ideal for online coursework. FEATURES Easy-to-follow proven chapter structure, organized by geographic region Listening Guides, detailed maps, and hundreds of colorful photos, with more than two dozen new images Coverage of an eclectic blend of world musics, including both popular and traditional music New “Inside Look” entries spotlight distinguished ethnomusicologists and musicians, such as Patricia Shehan-Campbell, Oleg Kruglyakov, Chan E. Park, Vivek Virani, and Mia Gormandy New “Musical Markers” feature that summarizes key musical elements of each audio example New site visiting Georgia, a new “Explore More” feature focused on Slovenian Polka, a new track for North Indian Raga with sitar, and much more New streamed music delivery! Hosted on the book’s dedicated website Audiobook—extra value! Presented by chapter on the book website Used in classrooms around the globe, World Music: A Global Journey, Fifth Edition, is an internationally acclaimed and best-selling fundamental resource for students and instructors to begin their exploration of world music and culture.

World Music Concise Edition: A Global Journey - Paperback & CD Set Value Pack

by Andrew Shahriari Terry E. Miller

World Music: A Global Journey, Concise Edition is an ideal introduction to the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking students across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. Based on the comprehensive third edition, this concise version offers a brief survey of the world’s musical culture within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for any travel, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple ‘sites’ within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experiential "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life. Features A brief survey of the world’s musical cultures 43 sites carefully selected for a global balance A 2-CD set of music, a fundamental resource for students to begin their exploration of world music and culture Listening Guides analyzing various pieces of music, with selected examples presented in an interactive format online Popular music incorporated with the traditional The dynamic companion website hosts interactive listening guides, plus many student resources including video, flashcards, practice quizzes, and links to further resources. Instructor resources include assignment ideas, handouts, PowerPoint slides, and a test bank.

World Music Concise Edition: A Global Journey - Paperback & CD Set Value Pack (Series In Computational Biophysics Ser.)

by Andrew Shahriari Terry E. Miller

World Music: A Global Journey, Concise Edition is an ideal introduction to the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking students across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. Based on the comprehensive third edition, this concise version offers a brief survey of the world’s musical culture within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for any travel, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple ‘sites’ within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experiential "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life. Features A brief survey of the world’s musical cultures 43 sites carefully selected for a global balance A 2-CD set of music, a fundamental resource for students to begin their exploration of world music and culture Listening Guides analyzing various pieces of music, with selected examples presented in an interactive format online Popular music incorporated with the traditional The dynamic companion website hosts interactive listening guides, plus many student resources including video, flashcards, practice quizzes, and links to further resources. Instructor resources include assignment ideas, handouts, PowerPoint slides, and a test bank.

World Music Concise Edition: A Global Journey - Paperback Only

by Andrew Shahriari Terry E. Miller

World Music: A Global Journey, Concise Edition is an ideal introduction to the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking students across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. Based on the comprehensive third edition, this concise version offers a brief survey of the world’s musical culture within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for any travel, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple ‘sites’ within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experiential "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life. Features A brief survey of the world’s musical cultures 43 sites carefully selected for a global balance A 2-CD set of music, a fundamental resource for students to begin their exploration of world music and culture Listening Guides analyzing various pieces of music, with selected examples presented in an interactive format online Popular music incorporated with the traditional The dynamic companion website hosts interactive listening guides, plus many student resources including video, flashcards, practice quizzes, and links to further resources. Instructor resources include assignment ideas, handouts, PowerPoint slides, and a test bank.

World Music Concise Edition: A Global Journey - Paperback Only

by Andrew Shahriari Terry E. Miller

World Music: A Global Journey, Concise Edition is an ideal introduction to the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking students across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. Based on the comprehensive third edition, this concise version offers a brief survey of the world’s musical culture within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for any travel, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple ‘sites’ within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experiential "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life. Features A brief survey of the world’s musical cultures 43 sites carefully selected for a global balance A 2-CD set of music, a fundamental resource for students to begin their exploration of world music and culture Listening Guides analyzing various pieces of music, with selected examples presented in an interactive format online Popular music incorporated with the traditional The dynamic companion website hosts interactive listening guides, plus many student resources including video, flashcards, practice quizzes, and links to further resources. Instructor resources include assignment ideas, handouts, PowerPoint slides, and a test bank.

World Music CONCISE: A Global Journey

by Andrew Shahriari Terry E. Miller

World Music CONCISE: A Global Journey, Second Edition, introduces students to the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking them across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. Based on the Fourth Edition, this Second CONCISE Edition serves as an introduction to the many and varied world music traditions. It stays rooted in a solid pedagogical framework and maintains the text’s familiar travel theme while condensing the number of "sites" from 70 to 44. These sites are carefully selected from the existing compilation so as to remain representative of all continents and regions. Features: An easy-to-follow and proven chapter structure, organized by geographic region Many Listening Guides, detailed maps, and hundreds of colorful photos Coverage of an eclectic blend of world musics, including popular music as well as traditional music A two-CD set featuring hours of diverse music examples NEW updates from the Fourth Edition carried over to the CONCISE, such as certain dance traditions, and kora and jali NEW sites: Bali and Korea NEW, dynamic companion website—unique to the Second CONCISE Edition—hosts interactive listening guides and assorted student and instructor resources pulled from the Fourth Edition website, making it a valuable tool for distance learning courses World Music CONCISE: A Global Journey, Second Edition, provides students and instructors with a fundamental resource as they begin their exploration of world music and culture.

World Music: A Global Journey - eBook & mp3 Value Pack

by Andrew Shahriari Terry E. Miller

World Music: A Global Journey, Fourth Edition takes students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression and cultural traditions. It is known for its breadth in surveying the world's major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one would prepare for any journey, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple "sites" within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experiential "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life. Fourth Edition features: New sites! Plena from Puerto Rico Chuida from China Gagaku from Japan has returned from the Second Edition New "Inside Look" features spotlight distinguished ethnomusicologists such as Dr. Terence Liu, K.S. Resni, Dr. Sumarsam, Dr. Mick Moloney, Walter Mahovlich, Natalie MacMaster, and Gilbert Velez Addition of DANCE, inseparable to musical expression in some cultures Updates as needed, resulting from various changes in culture, politics, and war New and revised test questions, new photos, and other revised resources The dynamic companion website hosts interactive listening guides plus many student and instructor resources. A set of three CDs is available, with over three hours of diverse music examples necessary to the study. PURCHASING OPTIONS Print Paperback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138911277 Print Hardback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138911284 Audio CD: 9781138697805 eBook Pack - eBook and mp3 file: 9781315692791* *See VitalSource.com for various eBook options (mp3 audio compilation not available for separate sale)

World Music: A Global Journey - eBook & mp3 Value Pack

by Andrew Shahriari Terry E. Miller

World Music: A Global Journey, Fourth Edition takes students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression and cultural traditions. It is known for its breadth in surveying the world's major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one would prepare for any journey, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple "sites" within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experiential "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life. Fourth Edition features: New sites! Plena from Puerto Rico Chuida from China Gagaku from Japan has returned from the Second Edition New "Inside Look" features spotlight distinguished ethnomusicologists such as Dr. Terence Liu, K.S. Resni, Dr. Sumarsam, Dr. Mick Moloney, Walter Mahovlich, Natalie MacMaster, and Gilbert Velez Addition of DANCE, inseparable to musical expression in some cultures Updates as needed, resulting from various changes in culture, politics, and war New and revised test questions, new photos, and other revised resources The dynamic companion website hosts interactive listening guides plus many student and instructor resources. A set of three CDs is available, with over three hours of diverse music examples necessary to the study. PURCHASING OPTIONS Print Paperback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138911277 Print Hardback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138911284 Audio CD: 9781138697805 eBook Pack - eBook and mp3 file: 9781315692791* *See VitalSource.com for various eBook options (mp3 audio compilation not available for separate sale)

World Music: A Global Journey

by Andrew Shahriari Terry E. Miller

World Music: A Global Journey, Fifth Edition, explores the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking students across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. It surveys world music within a systematic study of the world’s major cultures, supported by a strong pedagogical framework. Providing historical and cultural overviews of the world’s seven continents, and fortified by in-depth studies of varied musical traditions, World Music: A Global Journey is known for its student-friendly approach and lively visits to “sites” that host musics of the world. The robust companion website with audio is ideal for online coursework. FEATURES Easy-to-follow proven chapter structure, organized by geographic region Listening Guides, detailed maps, and hundreds of colorful photos, with more than two dozen new images Coverage of an eclectic blend of world musics, including both popular and traditional music New “Inside Look” entries spotlight distinguished ethnomusicologists and musicians, such as Patricia Shehan-Campbell, Oleg Kruglyakov, Chan E. Park, Vivek Virani, and Mia Gormandy New “Musical Markers” feature that summarizes key musical elements of each audio example New site visiting Georgia, a new “Explore More” feature focused on Slovenian Polka, a new track for North Indian Raga with sitar, and much more New streamed music delivery! Hosted on the book’s dedicated website Audiobook—extra value! Presented by chapter on the book website Used in classrooms around the globe, World Music: A Global Journey, Fifth Edition, is an internationally acclaimed and best-selling fundamental resource for students and instructors to begin their exploration of world music and culture.

World Instruments - Oxford Reading Tree, Stage 4, Firelies (PDF)

by Roderick Hunt Thelma Page Gill Howell Liz Miles Lucy Tritton Mary Mackill Tracey Reeder

This book is part of the Oxford Reading Tree Fireflies series which offer a wide range of stimulating non-fiction titles for young children. It includes a variety of topics covering all areas of the curriculum, from science to citizenship. The books have a bright modern page design, and are illustrated with colour photographs. They are carefully graded across 10 levels and contain built-in progression and vocabulary repetition throughout. Each book includes notes for parents/carers and teaching assistants on the inside covers. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same ORT level.

The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature

by Daniel Levitin

Dividing the sum total of human musical achievement, from Beethoven to The Beatles, Busta Rhymes to Bach, into just six fundamental forms, Levitin illuminates, through songs of friendship, joy, comfort, knowledge, religion and love, how music has been instrumental in the evolution of language, thought and culture. And how, far from being a bit of a song and dance, music is at the core of what it means to be human.A one-time record producer, now a leading neuroscientist, Levitin has composed a catchy and startlingly ambitious narrative that weaves together Darwin and Dionne Warwick, memoir and biology, anthropology and a jukebox of anecdote to create nothing less than the ' soundtrack of civilisation' .

The World According To Noddy: Life Lessons Learned In and Out of Rock & Roll

by Noddy Holder

What makes Noddy Holder tick? Godfather of glam, national treasure and thinking grandmother’s crumpet, Noddy has been at the epicentre of British pop culture since he stormed on to the music scene in the 1960s, and in The World According to Noddy he gives us a hilarious window on to his extraordinary life. Told in his own inimitable style, Noddy shares insider accounts of his days on the road, along with a healthy dose of celebrity gossip, and leaves no stone unturned as he expounds on some of his favourite subjects – fame, friendship and fatherhood, the perils of social media and the modern age, not to mention what it would be like if he ruled the world . . . From his early days on the West Midlands beat scene, including a stint as a roadie for Robert Plant, Noddy charts his rise from skinhead stomper to international pop-star, statesman, playboy, male model and philosopher, and of course one of the most integral parts of a Great British Christmas. Witty, wise and tremendously funny, this is Noddy Holder at his glittering best.

Works for Piano Four Hands and Two Pianos (Dover Music For Piano Ser.)

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

From his earliest years. Mozart played piano duets with his sister, and as his musical career progressed he created a small repertoire of masterly four-hand piano compositions that are among the most admired and performed in this distinctive genre.This Dover edition presents six of these choice works, plus two compositions Mozart wrote for two pianos all reprinted from the authoritative Breitkopf & Härtel edition: Sonatas in D Major (K.381/123a), B-flat Major (K.358/186c), F Major (K.497), G Major (K.497a and 500a), and C Major (K.521) and Theme and Variations in G Major (K.501). Also for 2 pianos: Sonata in D Major (K.448/375a) and Fugue in C Minor (K.426). Duet enthusiasts will discover in these charming works the sparkling elegance, varied moods, and fluid textures that constitute the very essence of Mozart's musical personality.

Working on a Dream: The Progressive Political Vision of Bruce Springsteen

by David Masciotra

For almost four decades, Bruce Springsteen's music has directly inspired, influenced, and uplifted millions of devoted fans, who hold a special place in their hearts and minds for his work. Springsteen's rise to the top of American music coincided with the triumph of American conservatism, and the veneration of marketplace values above democratic principles and humanistic priorities. Springsteen has consistently summoned his creative power and artistic vision to indict these political developments and demand the cultivation of a more compassionate and progressive society. And yet his often harsh critique of the status quo and radical ideas for reform have either been ignored or misunderstood, as a result of his "All American" image and his narrative storytelling style. On nearly every major issue-poverty, racism, urban decay, war, and peace- Springsteen's music has offered a unique vision for moving forward with the agenda of creating the "country we carry in our hearts"-as he called it in an op-ed for the New York Times. Filled with provocative analysis of Springsteen's best known hits and his most obscure songs, comparisons to other important works of American culture-ranging from The Sopranos to Edward Hopper-and a wealth of information about the last fifty years of American politics, culture, and society, Working On a Dream is a powerful and engaging study of this songwriter and performer's art.David Masciotra shows how Springsteen's music darkly comments on the increased isolation of Americans, and calls for a return to community living and values, based on compassion, empathy, and tolerance. He illustrates how Springsteen has forced listeners to wrestle with the facts of rising poverty rates in the world's richest nation, of wars with questionable justification, and of the continued mistreatment of racial minorities, arguing that Springsteen does this by emphasizing the suffering that everyday people - usually ignored in mainline political discussions - endure on a daily basis.By using Springsteen's life and music to shine a light on the dark recesses of America's most important political and social trials and conflicts- race, religion, and working class hardship-Working on a Dream connects readers with the power, purpose, and promise of Springsteen's extraordinary and enduring music.

Working In The Music Industry: How to find an exciting and varied career in the world of music

by Anna Britten

The music industry is one of the most exciting, glamorous and fun places you could ever work in. It's also a fiercely competitive world, both for jobseekers and those already on the inside. But opportunities arise constantly, and are within the grasp of almost anyone with a true passion for music and a hard-working attitude. This book aims to help you take your first step into what will hopefully be a long and satisfying career in an endlessly fascinating world. Each chapter covers a field of work within the music industry - from record companies to recording studios to roadies - and is crammed with honest, realistic, practical and helpful advice. Insider secrets and individual case studies throw even more light on the subject.Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword by Alan McGee; Preface; 1. An overview of the Music Industry; 2. Getting a Job; 3. Record Companies; 4. Music Publishing; 5. Music PR and Plugging; 6. Artist Managers; 7. Live Music: Booking Agents, Concert Promoters, Tour Managers and Roadies; 8. Music Journalism; 9. Recording Studios: Record Producers, Sound Engineers and Studio Managers; 10. Music Retail; Glossary; Useful Addresses; Further Reading; Index.

Working for the clampdown: The Clash, the dawn of neoliberalism and the political promise of punk (Current Practices in Ophthalmology)

by Colin Coulter

The diverse essays gathered in Working for the clampdown cast a critical light on both the cultural legacy and contemporary resonance of one of the most influential bands ever to have graced a stage.

Working for the clampdown: The Clash, the dawn of neoliberalism and the political promise of punk (Current Practices in Ophthalmology)

by Colin Coulter

The diverse essays gathered in Working for the clampdown cast a critical light on both the cultural legacy and contemporary resonance of one of the most influential bands ever to have graced a stage.

The Work of Music Theory: Selected Essays (Ashgate Contemporary Thinkers On Critical Musicology Ser.)

by Thomas Christensen

This collection brings together an anthology of articles by Thomas Christensen, one of the leading historians of music theory active today. Published over the span of the past 25 years, the selected articles provide a historical conspectus about a range of vital topics in the history of music theory, focusing in particular upon writings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Christensen examines a variety of theorists and their arguments within the intellectual and musical contexts of their time, in the process highlighting the diverse and idiosyncratic nature of the discipline of music theory itself. In the first section of the book Christensen offers general reflections on the meaning and interpretation of historical music theories, with especial attention paid to their value for music theorists today. The second section of the book contains a number of articles that consider the catalytic role of the thorough bass in the development of harmonic theory during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In the final two sections of the anthology, focus turns to the writings of several individual music theorists, including Marin Mersenne, Seth Calvisius, Johann Mattheson, Johann Nicolaus Bach, Denis Diderot and Johann Nichelmann. The volume includes essays from hard-to-find publications as well as newly-translated material and the articles are prefaced by a new, wide-ranging autobiographical essay by the author that offers a broad re-assessment of his historical project. This book is essential reading for music theorists and seventeenth- and eighteenth-century musicologists.

The Work of Music Theory: Selected Essays

by Thomas Christensen

This collection brings together an anthology of articles by Thomas Christensen, one of the leading historians of music theory active today. Published over the span of the past 25 years, the selected articles provide a historical conspectus about a range of vital topics in the history of music theory, focusing in particular upon writings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Christensen examines a variety of theorists and their arguments within the intellectual and musical contexts of their time, in the process highlighting the diverse and idiosyncratic nature of the discipline of music theory itself. In the first section of the book Christensen offers general reflections on the meaning and interpretation of historical music theories, with especial attention paid to their value for music theorists today. The second section of the book contains a number of articles that consider the catalytic role of the thorough bass in the development of harmonic theory during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In the final two sections of the anthology, focus turns to the writings of several individual music theorists, including Marin Mersenne, Seth Calvisius, Johann Mattheson, Johann Nicolaus Bach, Denis Diderot and Johann Nichelmann. The volume includes essays from hard-to-find publications as well as newly-translated material and the articles are prefaced by a new, wide-ranging autobiographical essay by the author that offers a broad re-assessment of his historical project. This book is essential reading for music theorists and seventeenth- and eighteenth-century musicologists.

Words, Music, and the Popular: Global Perspectives on Intermedial Relations (Palgrave Studies in Music and Literature)

by Susan Winnett Thomas Gurke

Words, Music, and the Popular: Global Perspectives on Intermedial Relations opens up the notion of the popular, drawing useful links between wide-ranging aspects of popular culture, through the lens of the interaction between words and music. This collection of essays explores the relation of words and music to issues of the popular. It asks: What is popularity or ‘the’ popular and what role(s) does music play in it? What is the function of the popular, and is ‘pop’ a system? How can popularity be explained in certain historical and political contexts? How do class, gender, race, and ethnicity contribute to and complicate an understanding of the ‘popular’? What of the popularity of verbal art forms? How do they interact with music at particular times and throughout different media?

Words & Music: A History of Pop in the Shape of a City

by Paul Morley

Has pop burnt itself out? Inspired by the video for Kylie Minogue's hit single 'Can't Get You Out of My Head', acclaimed rock journalist Paul Morley is driving with Kylie towards a virtual city built of sound and ideas in search of the answer. Their journey bridges the various paradoxes of twentieth-century culture, as they encounter a succession of celebrities and geniuses - including Madonna, Kraftwerk, Wittgenstein and the ghost of Elvis Presley - and explore the iconic and the obscure, the mechanical and the digital, the avant-garde and the very nature of pop itself.

Woody Guthrie: Writing America's Songs (Routledge Historical Americans)

by Ronald D. Cohen

Woody Guthrie is the most famous and influential folk music composer and performer in the history of the United States. His most popular song, "This Land is Your Land" has become the country's unofficial national anthem, known to every school child since the 1960s. His influence exceeded the realm of American music, reaching American politics. Guthrie’s music became the soundtrack to the Great Depression, and iconic of the Dust Bowl migrants. Guthrie and his music came to represent those disenfranchised people who remained committed to making better lives for themselves through the promise of the American Dream. Here, in a short, accessible biography, bolstered with primary documents, including letters, autobiographical excerpts, and reflections by Pete Seeger, Cohen introduces Guthrie’s life and music influence to students of American history and culture.

Woody Guthrie: Writing America's Songs (Routledge Historical Americans)

by Ronald D. Cohen

Woody Guthrie is the most famous and influential folk music composer and performer in the history of the United States. His most popular song, "This Land is Your Land" has become the country's unofficial national anthem, known to every school child since the 1960s. His influence exceeded the realm of American music, reaching American politics. Guthrie’s music became the soundtrack to the Great Depression, and iconic of the Dust Bowl migrants. Guthrie and his music came to represent those disenfranchised people who remained committed to making better lives for themselves through the promise of the American Dream. Here, in a short, accessible biography, bolstered with primary documents, including letters, autobiographical excerpts, and reflections by Pete Seeger, Cohen introduces Guthrie’s life and music influence to students of American history and culture.

The Woodwinds: Perform, Understand, Teach

by James Byo

The Woodwinds: Perform, Understand, Teach provides comprehensive coverage about the woodwind family of musical instruments for prospective instrumental music teachers. What sets this book apart is its focus on how to teach the instruments. Preparing students in the how of teaching is the ultimate goal of the woodwind class and the ultimate goal of this book, which organizes information by its use in teaching beginning instrumentalists. In developing performance and understanding, pre-service teachers are positioned to learn to teach through performance—contrasted with an "old-school" belief that one must first spend much time tediously trying to understand how things work before playing the instruments. The book is organized in three parts: Preliminaries, Teaching the Instruments, and Foundations. Chapters in Teaching the Instruments are organized by instrument (flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon) and, within each instrument, according to how an effective teacher might organize experiences for novice learners. Basic embouchure and air stream are covered first, followed by instrument assembly, then hands and holding. Embouchure coverage returns in greater depth, then articulation, and finally "the mechanism," which includes sections on the instruments of the family, transposition, range, special fingerings, tuning and intonation, and reeds. In Foundations, topics are situated in big picture contexts, calling attention to the broad applicability of information across instruments.

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