AUTHORS: Hoffer, Charles - ©2013
Think you know music? MUSIC LISTENING TODAY helps you develop the listening skills of a pro, using this easy-to-read text and the optional, interactive Web-based learning environment. Author Charles Hoffer takes you on a journey through the history of music from the early Western period to the present day, teaching you how to listen as you go. An optional, interactive web-based learning environment provides you with the tools you need to excel in your music appreciation course. MUSIC LISTENING TODAY comes with two free audio CDs, containing the most popular subset of musical selections that are covered within the text. The remaining music is available in a 4-CD package for an additional fee. All of the music covered within the book is also available as music downloads, and in streaming form. Online Active Listening Guides -- available for all pieces in the book -- teach listening skills via highly-visual, graphical representations of the music's progression, accompanied by examples and commentary. Other web tools provide access to an complete, interactive eBook, an Engagement Tracker, biographical sketches, musical terms, interactive quizzes, links to related websites, and more.