HEAR THE NEWS! LISTENING TO MUSIC IS BETTER THAN EVER! Listening to Music's step-by-step presentation, accessible and reader-friendly approach, and focus on the music and composers helps you gain the effective listening skills needed to identify composers, their styles, and their music. Listening to Music reflects the successful and innovative approach used in Dr. Jay Zorns popular course in music appreciation. Written in a lively and appealing style, Listening to Music provides the foundation for acquiring a lifelong knowledge and appreciation of music. It concentrates on the effective listening skills needed to identify composers and to recognize their styles and some of their representative works playing in the background of the social, economic, and historical influences in their lives. By reading this book, youll become an informed consumer of music, gaining not only new expertise and insights but also being able to choose from the musical offerings available to you. From world music to jazz; classical music to rock; Broadway and film; Listening to Music is the ideal introduction to todays musical world. NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION NEW! UPDATED DESIGN and FULL COLOR FORMAT Presents material in a more attractive, readable format. Art work and maps presented in full-color NEW! Complete chapter on JAZZ Expands coverage Gives Jazz the attention it deserves NEW! Limitless online listening Exposes students to more music Allows professor to customize listening tasks Ability to download files for later study NEW! On line Source Documents Seminal readings on music history available in one place Gives students deeper understanding of music history EXPANDED AND UPDATED! Coverage of rock, rap, world music, Broadway, film music, and other styles Fulfills need for diversity Presents music students know and enjoyJay D. Zorn is the author of 'Listening to Music (5th Edition)', published 2006 under ISBN 9780131733398 and ISBN 0131733397.