Cook, Nicholas, 1950-

Music : a very short introduction / Nicholas Cook. - 143 p. : ill., facsims., ports. ; 18 cm. - Very short introductions .

Originally published: 1998.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine derived contents note: Introduction;
1. People and music
2. What kind of a thing is music?
3. Musical Values
Further Reading.

What is music? How is it constructed? How is it consumed? Why do you enjoy it at all? In Music: A Very Short plays Introduction, Nicholas Cook invites us to really think about music and the role it plays in our lives and our ears. Drawing on a number of examples, the author prompts us to call on our own musical experiences in order to think more critically about the roles of the performers and the listener, about music as a commodity and an experience, what it means to understand music, and the values we ascribe to it. This introduction begins with a sampling of music as human activity and then goes on to consider the slippery phenomenon of how music has become an object of thought. Covering not only Western and classical music, Cook touches on all types from rock to Indonesian music and beyond. --From publisher's description.

9780192853820 (pbk.)



Music appreciation.

MT6.C775 / M89 2000

780 NIC / 008975
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