A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy (100 Cases) by Donald A. Hodges

By Donald A. Hodges

A Concise Survey of song Philosophy is helping song scholars select a philosophy that may advisor them all through their careers. The booklet is split into 3 sections: crucial concerns that any track philosophy should give some thought to (e.g., attractiveness, emotion, and aesthetics); secondly, major philosophical positions, exploring what significant thinkers have needed to say at the topic; and at last, possibilities for college kids to contemplate the ramifications of those rules for themselves. in the course of the ebook, scholars are inspired to make offerings that may tell a philosophy of song and tune schooling with which they're such a lot cozy to align.

Frequently, tune philosophy classes are taught in this kind of manner that the trainer, in addition to the textbook used, promotes a selected perspective. A Concise Survey of song Philosophy provides the most up-tp-date, universal philosophies for attention. scholars imagine via varied concerns and look at functional purposes.

There are various musical examples, every one with hyperlinks from the author’s domestic site to on-line video performances. Examples are mostly from the Western classical canon, but additionally jazz, well known, and global tune types. within the final chapters, scholars observe their perspectives to useful events and examine the variations among philosophy and advocacy.

"Hodges has written a great source for these in need of a shortbut meaningfulintroduction to the foremost ideas in track philosophy. Applicable to a variety of classes within the tune curriculum, this much-needed book is either obtainable and versatile, containing musical examples, tables and diagrams, and extra readings that make it rather useful for a student's general advent to the subject. I particularly just like the emphasis at the own improvement of a philosophical place, which makes the cloth in particular significant for the coed of music."

—Peter R. Webster, Scholar-in-Residence, Thornton institution of tune, college of Southern California, USA

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