Features of this book: a guide; Introduction J. P. E. Harper-Scott; Part I. Disciplines: 1. Music history Jim Samson; 2. Music theory and analysis Rachel Beckles Willson; 3. The sociology of music Katharine Ellis; 4. The psychology of music John Rink; 5. Music aesthetics and critical theory Andrew Bowie; Part II. Approaches to Repertoire: 6. World musics Henry Stobart; 7. Early music Stephen Rose; 8. Opera David Charlton; 9. Concert music Erik Levi; 10. Jazz Andrew Bowie; 11. Popular music Elizabeth Eva Leach; 12. Music in film and television Julie Brown; Part III. Music in Practice: 13. Musical performance Tina K. Ramnarine; 14. Composition Julian Johnson; 15. Music technology Brian Lock; 16. The economics and business of music Nicholas Cook.
Why study music? An introduction to the main aspects of the subject, outlining the many benefits of a music degree.
J. P. E. Harper-Scott is Lecturer in Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. Jim Samson is Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London.
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