What to Listen for in Music - Chapter 1, Preliminaries and Chapter 2, How We Listen Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1, Preliminaries and Chapter 2, How We Listen Summary and Analysis

Copland starts off "What to Listen for in Music" by introducing the preliminaries. The author makes a point of saying that nothing can replace listening to music, even advanced study, which may be required by some teachers and institutions. In fact, Copland asserts that one would be better off listening to one note being played on a piano, rather than reading volumes of books about music and theory. Fortunately for those who are interested in learning about music, opportunities for listening are greater than they ever were before. These days, there is much more availability to music through radio, records and CDs, television and movies than before these inventions were discovered. Copland is concerned with the misconception associated with music appreciation. Many times, Copland and fellow musicians will encounter...

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