Skip to content Skip to navigation

OpenStax CNX

Sections
You are here: Home » Content » Michael's Sound Reasoning

Navigation

Recently Viewed

This feature requires Javascript to be enabled.
Book icon

Michael's Sound Reasoning

Collection type: Course

Course by: Michael Lindeman. E-mail the author

Based on: Sound Reasoning by Anthony Brandt

Start reading the collection »

Collection Properties

Summary: “Sound Reasoning” is a web-based, introductory music appreciation course. It offers a new approach to music appreciation for adults, focusing on style-independent concepts. While the course concentrates primarily on Western classical and modern music, the concepts that are introduced apply to music of any style or era. The goal of “Sound Reasoning” is to equip you with questions that you may ask of any piece of music, thereby creating a richer and more comprehensive understanding of music both familiar and unfamiliar. Here are some additional features of the course. •”Sound Reasoning” is completely listening based. No ability to read music is required. •The course assumes little or no musical background. A minimum of terminology is invoked. •Musical examples are interpolated directly into the text. •The course is interactive. A “listening gallery” with exercises follows each module, so that you may practice and refine your listening skills. •The modules may be studied in sequence or individually. •You may easily print a .pdf of any module. “Sound Reasoning” is designed as both a stand-alone, self-paced course as well as a supplement to existing university classes. Thanks to Connexions, “Sound Reasoning” is available free of charge twenty-four hours a day in a cross-platform format. “Sound Reasoning” was created thanks to an Access to Artistic Excellence Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and an Innovation Grant from Rice’s Computer and Information Technology Institute. The author wishes to thank Richard Baraniuk, the founder of Connexions; Geneva Henry, Joey King, Katie Cervenka and Elvena Mayo of the Connexions staff; and Jan Odegard and Moshe Vardi of CITI. He wishes to extend his great gratitude to the Connexions technical team with whom he collaborated: Brent Hendricks, Scott di Pasquale, Charlet Reedstrom and Max Starkenburg. He would especially like to thank Elizabeth Gregory of Connexions, his primary advisor throughout the creation and implementation of the course. He is extremely grateful for her expertise, insight and support. The author welcomes your comments about all aspects of the course, from its contents to its ease-of-use. Please send any correspondence to Associate Professor Anthony Brandt at abrandt@rice.edu. Please note that you must have the most recent copy of Macromedia's Flash plugin installed to play the musical examples.

Instructor: Anthony Brandt

This collection contains: Modules by: Anthony Brandt.

Content actions

Download collection as:

PDF | EPUB (?)

What is an EPUB file?

EPUB is an electronic book format that can be read on a variety of mobile devices.

Downloading to a reading device

For detailed instructions on how to download this content's EPUB to your specific device, click the "(?)" link.

| More downloads ...

Add collection to:

My Favorites (?)

'My Favorites' is a special kind of lens which you can use to bookmark modules and collections. 'My Favorites' can only be seen by you, and collections saved in 'My Favorites' can remember the last module you were on. You need an account to use 'My Favorites'.

| A lens I own (?)

Definition of a lens

Lenses

A lens is a custom view of the content in the repository. You can think of it as a fancy kind of list that will let you see content through the eyes of organizations and people you trust.

What is in a lens?

Lens makers point to materials (modules and collections), creating a guide that includes their own comments and descriptive tags about the content.

Who can create a lens?

Any individual member, a community, or a respected organization.

What are tags? tag icon

Tags are descriptors added by lens makers to help label content, attaching a vocabulary that is meaningful in the context of the lens.

| External bookmarks