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An Introduction to Music Studies


Edited by J. P. E. Harper-Scott, Jim Samson, Royal Holloway, University of London


Why study music? How much practical use is it in the modern world? This introduction proves how studying music is of great value both in its own terms and also in the post-university careers marketplace. The book explains the basic concepts and issues involved in the academic study of music, draws attention to vital connections across the field and encourages critical thinking over a broad range of music-related issues.Covers all main aspects of music studies, including topics such as composition,…

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Key features

  • Outlines the major benefits of studying music at degree level and covers the diverse approaches and topics a music student can expect to encounter on their course
  • Glossaries provide clear definitions of key terms in music studies
  • Textboxes contain concise summaries of essential information and present illustrative case studies to clarify important themes
  • The RHUL Music Department has been ranked as the No. 1 Music department in the country (and joint No. 2 department of any kind, including sciences, in the whole country)

About the book

  • DOI
  • Subjects Music,Music Criticism,Music: General Interest
  • Format: Hardback
    • Publication date: 02 February 2009
    • ISBN: 9780521842938
    • Dimensions (mm): 247 x 174 mm
    • Weight: 0.75kg
    • Contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • Page extent: 314 pages
    • Availability: Available
  • Format: Paperback
    • Publication date: 12 January 2009
    • ISBN: 9780521603805
    • Dimensions (mm): 247 x 174 mm
    • Weight: 0.62kg
    • Contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • Page extent: 314 pages
    • Availability: In stock
  • Format: Digital
    • Publication date: 05 June 2012
    • ISBN: 9780511801167

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