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Experience Music
Experience Music

Experience Music, 6th Edition

ISBN10: 1264094736 | ISBN13: 9781264094738
By Katherine Charlton
© 2023

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Experience Music offers a listening experience—first hearing, featured listening, and finale—along with Spotify playlists and interactive listening guides to motivate and engage students. With McGraw Hill’s Connect® students can come to class confident and prepared, as they develop the active listening skills they need for success in the course and a lifetime of more meaningful musical experiences.

McGraw Hill’s Connect® offers a learning environment for students to actively engage in listening to music and build their vocabulary in this course area. Students connect to music through interactive assignments such as listening experience activities and hearing the difference comparison questions. Students can access and stream music through the interactive listening guides or through embedded audio players in eBooks.

Instructors can assess the development of students’ listening skills—online and at any time—so that they don’t have to wait for a midterm for an update on their progress.

Prelude: The Fundamentals of Music

1 Elements of Music: Sound, Rhythm, Melody, andHarmony

2 Elements that Structure Music: Key, Texture, andForm

3 Musical Instruments and Ensembles

Prelude: The Culture of Medieval Europe

4 Medieval Music

Prelude: The Renaissance: The Rebirth of Humanism

5 Renaissance Music

Prelude: The Triumph of Baroque Style

6 Baroque Opera

7 Cantata

8 Oratorio

9 Baroque Solo and Chamber Music

10 The Baroque Orchestra

Prelude: The Classical Era: Reason and Revolution

11 The Classical Symphony

12 The Classical Concerto

13 Classical Chamber Music

14 Classical Vocal Music

15 The Music of Beethoven

Prelude: Music of the Romantic Era

16 Romantic Songs

17 Romantic Piano Music

18 Romantic Program Music

19 Nationalism in the Romantic Era

20 The Concert Overture

21 The Romantic Concerto

22 Romantic Choral Music

23 The Late Romantic Symphonies

24 Romantic Opera in France and Italy

25 Romantic German Opera

Prelude: The Early Twentieth Century

26 Impressionism and Symbolism

27 Primitivism and Neoclassicism

28 Eastern European Nationalism

29 Germanic Expressionism and the Development ofSerialism

Prelude: American Innovations in the Arts

30 American Music Before World War II

31 Early Jazz Styles

32 Developments in Jazz in the Late TwentiethCentury

33 American Classical Music Influenced by Early Jazz

34 Twentieth-Century American Classical Styles

35 Musical Theater

36 Film Music

Prelude: New Ideas and Styles from Twentieth-CenturyInternationalism

37 World Musics

38 Post–World War II Innovations

39 Minimalism and Postmodernism

* Rock Music

* Concert Report Forms

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About the Author

Katherine Charlton

Katherine Charlton Calkins teaches in the music department at Mt. San Antonio College where she spent eight years on the all-college general education committee and then served as chair of the music department for the following ten years. During a yearlong sabbatical in 2007-2008 she studied women composers and compiled biographies, recordings, and listening guides, which she made available to her colleagues to help them add more women to their music appreciation and history classes. As a performer, she has a degree in classical guitar from California State University at Fullerton. She toured in Southern France and Tuscany, playing lute with an early music group led by her late, first husband Andrew Charlton and his friend Gloria Ramsey, both well known in the field of early music. Calkins also played percussion and toured in Japan with the CSUF Wind Ensemble. She got her M.A. in music history and has continued with further graduate study in that same field. As a teacher, she started the guitar program at Mt. San Antonio College, where she continues to teach music history, music appreciation, and history of rock music. Her first book, Rock Music Styles: A History, is now out in its ninth edition, published by McGraw Hill Higher Education. Experience Music is her second book.


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