Music is an art that, in one guise or another, permeates every human society. Though musical theory did not develop until the nineteenth century, rhythm has had the power to move people for millennia. Readers will travel the river of musical time, from early Indian and Chinese conceptions, when music was first used as a sonic vector for religion, through its development in the Middle Ages to great classical composers of the late eighteenth century to the music of today.
For introductory courses in Children's Literature.The goal of this book is to prepare future teachers to infuse literature into children's lives, to know to which books children will respond, and to promote continuing interest in books throughout their lives. The theme of literature for a lifetime is integrated throughout the book. The authors offer fresh ideas on how to share literature with children in authentic ways that will stimulate their responses.
The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music offers a state-of-the-art cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in computer music today. A unique contribution to the field, it situates computer music in the broad context of its creation and performance across the range of issues - from music cognition to pedagogy to sociocultural topics - that shape contemporary discourse in the field. Fifty years after musical tones were produced on a computer for the first time, developments in laptop computing have brought computer music within reach of all listeners and composers. Production and distribution of computer music have grown tremendously as a result, and the time is right for this survey of computer music in its cultural contexts. An impressive and international array of music creators and academics discuss computer music's history, present, and future with a wide perspective, including composition, improvisation, interactive performance, spatialization, sound synthesis, sonification, and modeling. Throughout, they merge practice with theory to offer a fascinating look into computer music's possibilities and enduring appeal.