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The philosophy of the second edition of Music! Its Role and Importance in Our Lives is a sociological approach to the study of music. It contains history but is not a historical approach. There are nine units, with a total of 27 chapters. It is activity-based with over 450 activities. This edition fully incorporates the National Standards for Arts Education. More media and technology are added to create dynamic links with the other performing arts, and to create a variety of ways to promote composition, arrangement, and understanding of music.
Music!: Its Role & Importance in Our Lives, Student Edition

Music!: Its Role & Importance in Our Lives, Student Edition

National EDITION
Grade Levels: 9 - 12
MHID: 0026556928 |  ISBN 13: 9780026556927
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New Features

Internet Connections provide meaningful activities, further opening the world of music to students.

A new bound-in Theory Handbook is fully integrated with the core lessons. It addresses five major theory studies, broadening the appeal of the book to band, choir, and orchestra students.

Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) technology allows students to play, improvise, create, and analyze music with a MIDI sequencer.

Unit Encore feature offers high-interest topics related to unit themes and introduces new music selections and activities.


Key Features

All styles of music are covered in the text so that students learn to appreciate the rich diversity of musical traditions around the world and within their culture.

The easy-to-use text format integrates concept development with experiential skill-building activities such as identifying rhythms, creating syncopation, improvising, comparing chords, strengthening the students' confidence and self-esteem.

Chapter Reviews assess student learning in vocabulary, factual recall, and critical thinking.

Perceptive Listening: Internal and external aspects of music are explored (technical and cultural).

Music!: Its Role & Importance in Our Lives, Student Edition

Text Chapter Titles

1 Music in Our Culture

2 Music in Other Cultures

3 Interpreting Rhythm Through Movement

4 Rhythms That Dance

5 From the Performer's Perspective

6 From the Audience's Perspective

7 Virtuoso Performers

8 Alone and Together

9 The Power of Emotion

10 The Beauty of Order

11 Love Songs

12 Religious Music

13 The Music of Celebration

14 Condolences in Death

15 Communicating with Sound

16 Making Musical Decisions

17 Creating with Technology

18 Musical Creators

19 Musical Theater

20 Opera

21 Film

22 Music of Our Generation

23 Music of Previous Generations

24 Jazz

25 Folk, Popular, and Classical

26 Styles Influencing Styles

27 A Unique Record of Humankind

Music Theory Handbook