A New Approach to Music
Peter Carney & Brian Felix
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
From cavemen to Beethoven to Coldplay, explore music in the first truly interactive e-textbook of its kind. Interactive Listening is a multimedia expedition through the history, science, and diverse languages of music. Every page uses audio, video, 3D instruments, tablet drawing exercises, or instant listening tests to actively engage learners. With over 120 built in music examples, listen to Tibetan monks, a Dixieland parade, or a Dubstep DJ while you cross 35,000 years of music with sounds from every continent and each chair in the orchestra.
Why has music been written in caves, ships, and cathedrals in every corner of the human odyssey? Interactive Listening was designed by two music professors to test your ears, eyes, and mind, in an experiential search for the truth about what music really is.
Listen like Beethoven. Question like Miles. Learn like the Beatles. Hear yourself.
What's New in Version 1.6
New Section on Wind Ensemble New Section on Native American Music New Section on Guitar and Studio Effects Expanded Section on Indian Music New Interactive 360 Music Panoramas New Automated Tests and Quizzes New Interactive Table of Contents Expanded Sample
Thanks for this new approach. Very helpful tool for use in the classroom.
This was a very fun and engaging way to learn about music.
I've used the hard copy of this book in my collegiate Intro to Music classes (it would work just as well for high school), and it was a night and day difference from some of the old warhorse music appreciation books. With this new interactive iBook especially, it grabs students with a professional and catchy format, but also encourages critical thinking and creativity FAR more than anything else I've used. Prof. Carney is a master educator and great musician who thinks outside the box! Thank you for this new interactive format, I can't wait to use it in the fall!
Dr. Jeff Malecki
Director of Bands & Orchestra
Saint Xavier University