Listen to This

Listen to This
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Author: Alex Ross
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1429977612
Release: 2010-09-28
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One of The Telegraph's Best Music Books 2011 Alex Ross's award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross describes his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of his writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker. These pieces, dedicated to classical and popular artists alike, are at once erudite and lively. In a previously unpublished essay, Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history—from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin—through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. He vibrantly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters such as Björk and Radiohead; and introduces us to music students at a Newark high school and indie-rock hipsters in Beijing. Whether his subject is Mozart or Bob Dylan, Ross shows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight, Listen to This teaches us how to listen more closely.

Listen to this

Listen to this
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Author: Mark Evan Bonds,Jocelyn R. Neal,Joseph Kaminski,N. Scott Robinson,William Gibbons
Pages: 550
ISBN: 0134419510
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Listen to This is designed to connect students’ interest in the music on their own playlists with great music from throughout history and all over the world. It is based on the idea that all music is built on a combination of a few basic elements — melody, dynamics, rhythm, harmony, texture, timbre, form, and word-music relationships — and if students listen for those elements they can better understand how a piece of music works, no matter how unfamiliar it may seem at first. This elements-centered approach provides a strong foundation for learning about, and enjoying, many new musical styles. The Fourth Edition includes expanded coverage of timbre as well as new chapters on additional musical works. Included in this package, MyLabTM Music for the Music Appreciation course is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. MyLab Music also gives students access to the music and listening guides that accompany the text. Please note: this version of MyLab Music does not include an eText. Listen to This , Fourth Edition is also available via Revel TM , an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel is ideal for courses where student engagement and mobile access are important."--Publisher's description.

John Lennon

John Lennon
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Author: John Blaney
Pages: 350
ISBN: 095445281X
Release: 2005-06
Editor: John Blaney

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Hey Listen to This

Hey  Listen to This
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Author: Jim Trelease
Pages: 414
ISBN: 0606053484
Release: 1992-01-01
Editor: Turtleback

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of fairy tales, folklore, and famous stories from around the world arranged for reading aloud.

Listen to This

Listen to This
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Author: Linda G. Richman
Pages: 294
ISBN: 0960916024
Release: 1987-01-01
Editor: Mayer-Johnson

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Listen to This If You Love Great Music

Listen to This If You Love Great Music
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Author: Robin Murray
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780711256088
Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: Ivy Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Listen To This If You Love Great Music is a must read for anyone with even a passing interest in music. Featuring 100 of the best albums from the last four decades, clashmusic.com​ editor Robin Murray shares his passion for exceptional music and offers insightful takes on what elevates these records above the competition. Robin steers clear of the usual classics – The Beatles and The Clash, for example – and instead goes deep into his record collection to pull out the albums he considers the greatest ever. For each, a solid case is made for why it represents a watershed moment in music history, outlining the story behind the record and critiquing what constitutes a classic. Uniquely curated to offer a fresh perspective on the last 40-plus years of music, find politically charged rock brushing shoulders with dub-infused electronica, progressive pop and dreamy shoegaze shaken awake by ear-drum rattling grime and house music. Whether it’s bass-heavy hip-hop from Nas that inspired a thousand MCs to pick up a mic or experimental indie dance from LCD Soundsystem that blurred genres and tempted musicians to trade in their guitars for synthesizers, this is an essential rundown of the albums that really matter. You need to play them loud.

Listen to This

Listen to This
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Author: Coleman Cox
Pages: 42
ISBN: 137862906X
Release: 2018-02-24
Editor: Palala Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Listen to this

Listen to this
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Author: Michael Frayn
Pages: 67
ISBN: 0573691797
Release: 1990
Editor: Samuel French, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This varied collection of short sketches and monologues by the author of NOISES OFF, BENEFACTORS and others is essential to any actor's library. Most pieces are comic and all are perfect for classes and auditions. Contents: At the Sign of the Rupture Belt (2m, 1f) Blots (Monologue) Confession (Monologue) Do You Think You Are? (1m, 1f) Glycerine (1m, 1f) Head to Head (Monologue) Heaven (1m, 1f) Listen to This (1m, 1f) A Little Peace and Quiet (1m, 1f) The Messenger'

Listen to That

Listen to That
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Author: Pam Holden
Pages: 16
ISBN: 1877363995
Release: 2006
Editor: Red Rocket Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Are you good at listening? Let's keep very quiet and listen. What sounds can you hear at school? What sounds can you hear at home?

Listen to This

Listen to This
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Author: Victor Svorinich
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781626743571
Release: 2015-02-05
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Listen to This stands out as the first book exclusively dedicated to Davis’s watershed 1969 album, Bitches Brew. Victor Svorinich traces its incarnations and inspirations for ten-plus years before its release. The album arrived as the jazz scene waned beneath the rise of rock and roll and as Davis (1926–1991) faced large changes in social conditions affecting the African-American consciousness. This new climate served as a catalyst for an experiment that many considered a major departure. Davis’s new music projected rock and roll sensibilities, the experimental essence of 1960s’ counterculture, yet also harsh dissonances of African-American reality. Many listeners embraced it, while others misunderstood and rejected the concoction. Listen to This is not just the story of Bitches Brew. It reveals much of the legend of Miles Davis—his attitude and will, his grace under pressure, his bands, his relationship to the masses, his business and personal etiquette, and his response to extraordinary social conditions seemingly aligned to bring him down. Svorinich revisits the mystery and skepticism surrounding the album, and places it into both a historical and musical context using new interviews, original analysis, recently found recordings, unearthed session data sheets, memoranda, letters, musical transcriptions, scores, and a wealth of other material. Additionally, Listen to This encompasses a thorough examination of producer Teo Macero’s archives and Bitches Brew’s original session reels in order to provide the only complete day-to-day account of the sessions.

Listen to This

Listen to This
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Author: Victor Svorinich
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781626743571
Release: 2015-02-05
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Listen to This stands out as the first book exclusively dedicated to Davis’s watershed 1969 album, Bitches Brew. Victor Svorinich traces its incarnations and inspirations for ten-plus years before its release. The album arrived as the jazz scene waned beneath the rise of rock and roll and as Davis (1926–1991) faced large changes in social conditions affecting the African-American consciousness. This new climate served as a catalyst for an experiment that many considered a major departure. Davis’s new music projected rock and roll sensibilities, the experimental essence of 1960s’ counterculture, yet also harsh dissonances of African-American reality. Many listeners embraced it, while others misunderstood and rejected the concoction. Listen to This is not just the story of Bitches Brew. It reveals much of the legend of Miles Davis—his attitude and will, his grace under pressure, his bands, his relationship to the masses, his business and personal etiquette, and his response to extraordinary social conditions seemingly aligned to bring him down. Svorinich revisits the mystery and skepticism surrounding the album, and places it into both a historical and musical context using new interviews, original analysis, recently found recordings, unearthed session data sheets, memoranda, letters, musical transcriptions, scores, and a wealth of other material. Additionally, Listen to This encompasses a thorough examination of producer Teo Macero’s archives and Bitches Brew’s original session reels in order to provide the only complete day-to-day account of the sessions.

Listen to This

Listen to This
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Author: Marcia S. Freeman
Pages: 119
ISBN: 9780929895192
Release: 1997-06
Editor: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Help your students develop an aural sense of good expository writing. Read a short essay to your class, then teach the content of writing with the help of teaching notes and an expository primer. Includes twenty-one well-written writing samples for different grade levels. Included are newspaper and magazine articles, letters to the editor, poems, essays, and process descriptions. A wonderful enhancement to your writing process workshop. By the author of Building a Writing Community and Teaching the Youngest Writers."

Revel for Listen to This Access Card

Revel for Listen to This    Access Card
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Author: Evan Bonds
Pages: 560
ISBN: 013386992X
Release: 2014-07-02
Editor: Pearson

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

REVEL for "Listen to This," Third Edition by Mark Evan Bonds gives students the tools to learn how to listen to music with a critical ear. It encourages students to explore history, culture, and musical styles through active listening, not just through passive reading. By explaining how to identify and analyze the elements of music, REVEL for "Listen to This" helps students connect earlier music with the music they enjoy today. REVEL is Pearson s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL offers an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Enlivening course content with media interactives and assessments, REVEL empowers educators to increase engagement with the course, and to better connect with students. NOTE: REVEL is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone REVEL access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use REVEL."

The Rest Is Noise

The Rest Is Noise
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Author: Alex Ross
Pages: 640
ISBN: 1429932880
Release: 2007-10-16
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, the influence of modern music can be felt everywhere. Avant-garde sounds populate the soundtracks of Hollywood thrillers. Minimalist music has had a huge effect on rock, pop, and dance music from the Velvet Underground onward. Alex Ross, the brilliant music critic for The New Yorker, shines a bright light on this secret world, and shows how it has pervaded every corner of twentieth century life. The Rest Is Noise takes the reader inside the labyrinth of modern sound. It tells of maverick personalities who have resisted the cult of the classical past, struggled against the indifference of a wide public, and defied the will of dictators. Whether they have charmed audiences with the purest beauty or battered them with the purest noise, composers have always been exuberantly of the present, defying the stereotype of classical music as a dying art. Ross, in this sweeping and dramatic narrative, takes us from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties, from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies. We follow the rise of mass culture and mass politics, of dramatic new technologies, of hot and cold wars, of experiments, revolutions, riots, and friendships forged and broken. In the tradition of Simon Schama's The Embarrassment of Riches and Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club, the end result is not so much a history of twentieth-century music as a history of the twentieth century through its music.

Listen Listen

Listen  Listen
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Author: Phillis Gershator
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1846860849
Release: 2007
Editor: Barefoot Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Listen, listen...autumn s gone. Snowflakes whisper, Winter s fun. Shhh, shhh, snowy night. Snow sparkles, white, bright.

Take a Minute to Listen to This

Take a Minute to Listen to This
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Author: Eugene Holmes
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781664122284
Release: 2020-08-06
Editor: Xlibris Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NOTATIONS THIS JOURNEY IS ABOUT MY EXPRESSIONS OF VERBIAGE MY FORAYS INTO DIFFERENT CYCLES OF LIFE AND LOVE THE ABSTRACT, THE PROVATIVE, THE EROTIC COME HITHER SO THAT I CAN WHISPER INCANTATIONS TO YOUR MENTAL, STAY TUNED FOR I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY TO THE MASSES

Listen to This

Listen to This
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Author: Marcia S. Freeman
Pages: 119
ISBN: 9780929895192
Release: 1997-06
Editor: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Help your students develop an aural sense of good expository writing. Read a short essay to your class, then teach the content of writing with the help of teaching notes and an expository primer. Includes twenty-one well-written writing samples for different grade levels. Included are newspaper and magazine articles, letters to the editor, poems, essays, and process descriptions. A wonderful enhancement to your writing process workshop. By the author of Building a Writing Community and Teaching the Youngest Writers."

Listen to This

Listen to This
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Author: Mary Underwood
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:909356088
Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown

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Listen to This

Listen to This
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Author: Suellen Alfred,Joyce Milligan Tatum
Pages: 94
ISBN: 1946478342
Release: 2019-05
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When we hear "Listen to this," most of us are all ears. It is a good way to capture the attention of folks to whom we want to tell a story. That phrase holds the promise of hearing something interesting, or informative, or funny. As for the words "mostly true" as a part of the book's title, we suspect that is the case with every story that is told. On the question of truth, the words of Susan Estrich ring true: ". . truth is a construct, infected with the biases of the teller. " A story, true or not, comes from a particular point of view from a teller who may concentrate on parts of the story that another teller might leave out. As Bryce Stevens has said, "In the telling, we discover ourselves. And in the listening, we learn that none of us is alone." We hope that will be the case for the people who read this book and hear our stories

Listen to the Roses

Listen to the Roses
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Author: Betty Dahlin
Pages: 186
ISBN: 0803487177
Release: 1988-06
Editor: Thomas Bouregy & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: