Aural Skills Acquisition

Aural Skills Acquisition : The Development of Listening, Reading, and Performing Skills in College-Level Musicians

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This book is about thinking in music. Music listeners who understand what they hear are thinking in music. Music readers who understand and visualize what they read are thinking in music. This book investigates the various ways musicians acquire those skills through an examination of the latest research in music perception and cognition, music theory, along with centuries of insight from music theorists, composers, and performers. Aural skills are the focus; the author also works with common works with common problems in both skills teaching and skills acquisition.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 266 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • music examples
  • 0195117859
  • 9780195117851
  • 463,175

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An excellent book that makes many contributions, the most groundbreaking of which is a synthesis of cognitive research, pedagogical and other more qualitative studies... * Music Perception *
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About Gary S. Karpinski

Gary S. Karpinski is Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Theory at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has served as President of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, President of the New England Conference of Music Theorists, Board Member for Music Theory for the College Music Society, and as Reviews Editor for the Journal of Music Pedagogy. His research interests include the relationships between cognition studies and music theory pedagogy, Schenkerian analysis, musical memory, and the interval cycles in twentieth century music.
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