Jazz: A Listener's Guide (3rd Edition)

Jazz: A Listener's Guide (3rd Edition) by James McCalla

Title: Jazz: A Listener's Guide (3rd Edition)
Author: James McCalla
ISBN10: 0130145459
ISBN13: 978-0130145451
Publisher: Pearson; 3 edition (October 7, 1999)
Language: English
Subcategory: Music
Size PDF: 1368 kb
Size Fb2: 1703 kb
Rating: 4.7/5
Votes: 377
Pages: 216 pages
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Jazz: A Listener's Guide (3rd Edition) by James McCalla


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Drawn from the author's on-air and in-person seminar, this introduction to jazz is written in a personal, informal style and requires no musical background. Focuses on guiding the beginning listener's ear, not on memorizing musical facts. Introduces musical terms and concepts only as needed, and always in connection to specific musical compositions. Discusses "what happens" and "when it happens" to alert listeners to various musical features. Offers almost 200 musical selections—many new to the Third Edition—compiled from Smithsonian anthologies like The Jazz Singers and from currently available commercial recordings. Perfect for musicians looking to brush up on jazz history, or for any music/jazz enthusiast who wants to learn more about the subject.