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All new print and electronic versions of Discovering Music come with access to a full suite of engaging digital learning tools that work with the text to bring content to life and build critical listening skills.

Digital access to Discovering Music includes the following resources:

    • An enhanced eBook integrates Larry Todd’s engaging narrative with a rich assortment of audio and video resources. Along with the below resources, the eBook includes:
      • Animated notations with real piano recordings bring the sheet music to life in the Listening Maps and throughout the text
      • Check Your Knowledge questions tied to each learning objective allow you to enter your own responses and then see suggested answers.
      • Further reading on key musicians and their work bring the past to life with additional listening maps and primary sources.
    • Streaming audio provides students with access to high quality recordings of all 78 key pieces discussed in the text
    • Digital Listening Maps animate the First Listen segment of the 78 in-text Listening Maps, making it easier for students to follow along with the music
    • A collection of 56 engaging videos provides hours of rich multimedia content (and most with assessment):
      • New custom videos include Why to Study Music, Elements of Music, and Western Classical Music across Time.
      • Twenty-three author videos feature R. Larry Todd explaining and demonstrating key concepts
      • Fifteen instrument videos created specifically for Oxford University Press and hosted by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra introduce students to instruments of the orchestra while offering reflections on the importance of classical music from a diverse group of practicing musicians
      • Nine early instrument demonstrations from the Peabody Conservatory give students insight into instruments they are unlikely to have encountered in contemporary music
      • Seven non-Western music demonstrations and performances enrich the text’s new Global Connections features
      • Four opera performance videos give students the opportunity to experience both the visual and audio aspects of this art form. 
    • Interactive timelines for Parts II through VII allow for further exploration of the music and historical context outside of the textual narrative. From the timeline, jump right into the rich content that interests you.
    • Quizzes test students’ knowledge of each of the text’s 47 chapters. Quizzes average eight to ten questions in length and often include at least one listening question related to a brief audio clip.
    • New assignable "Listening Log" essay activities in each part ask students to find and explore additional musical examples related to material discussed in the part

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Part I The Elements of Music

Chapter 1 Pitch, Melody, and Key

Chapter 2 Rhythm, Meter, Texture, and Dynamics

Chapter 3 Timbre, Instruments, and Ensembles

Chapter 4 Musical Forms

Chapter 5 How to Listen

Part II The Middle Ages 

Chapter 6 Origins of Medieval Music

Chapter 7 Music for the Christian Church

Chapter 8 Hildegard of Bingen

Chapter 9 Léonin and the Rise of Polyphony

Chapter 10 Secular Medieval Music

Chapter 11 Machaut and the Rise of Secular Polyphony

Global Connections: Myanmar: Buddhist Chant and Ritual 

Part III The Renaissance

Chapter 12 The Development of Renaissance Music 

Chapter 13 Guillaume Dufay and the Franco-Flemish Style

Chapter 14 Josquin Desprez

Chapter 15 Palestrina and the Counter-Reformation

Chapter 16 New Currents: National Styles

Chapter 17 The Rise of Instrumental Music

Global Connections: Bali: Gamelan Music

Part IV The Baroque

Chapter 18 Elements of Baroque Music

Chapter 19 Claudio Monteverdi and the Rise of Italian Opera

Chapter 20 The Spread of Opera

Chapter 21 Baroque Instrumental Music

Chapter 22 Antonio Vivaldi

Chapter 23 Johann Sebastian Bach's Life and Career

Chapter 24 Bach's Instrumental Music

Chapter 25 Bach's Sacred Music

Chapter 26 George Frideric Handel

Chapter 27 Handel and the English Oratio

Chapter 28 The End of the Baroque

Global Connections: Japan: Koto Music

Part V The Classical Period

Chapter 29 Music in the Classical Period

Chapter 30 Genres and Forms in Classical Music

Chapter 31 Joseph Haydn

Chapter 32 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Chapter 33 Ludwig van Beethoven

Global Connections: Thailand: Music of the Khaen

Part VI The Romantic Period

Chapter 34 Music in the Romantic Period

Chapter 35 Art Song

Chapter 36 Piano Music

Chapter 37 Orchestral Music

Chapter 38 Romantic Opera

Chapter 39 Late Ninteenth-Century Music

Global Connections: The Gambia: Kora Music of the Mandinka

Part VII The Modern Era

Chapter 40 Music in the Twentieth Century

Chapter 41 The Modernist Revolution

Chapter 42 Neoclassicism

Chapter 43 National Styles

Chapter 44 American Music: Beginnings to Aaron Copland

Chapter 45 Jazz

Chapter 46 Film Music, Musicals, and Contemporary Popular Styles

Chapter 47 The Eclipse of Modernism: New Frontiers

Global Connections: North India: Rhythm in Hindustani Music

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