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5.0 out of 5 stars It describes how music REALLY works in the REAL life..., 10 Jan 2002
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This review is from: Music in Everyday Life (Paperback)
I think this work by a sociologist is a good reminder to the readers of academic or theoretical writings found in the music circles because it tries to give a description of how music (no matter "classical" or pop) REALLY works in real life. Just take two such descriptions from this book: Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" is used in the airlines to ease the passengers' pressure (especially relevant after 911!) and the reflection that the author sometimes typed rhythm from classics (say Habenera from "Carmen") while waiting before a computer (like when I am typing this review). These cases of micro-"music performance" seem trivial enough that they often escape our attention. But that is just how music is "backgroundize" as a sonic wallpaper in everyday life and at the same time however, gets deep into our (and our students') memory! As a music teacher, however, my question is, can we really try to get some time to THINK and UNDERSTAND what we hear, but not just let it pass through our ears?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading and cientific demanding, 14 July 2009
This review is from: Music in Everyday Life (Paperback)
Wonderfull book!
Music and sociology in a direct aproach but with cientific eye.
Good to track ways in music and of knowledge in everyday life.
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Music in Everyday Life by Tia DeNora (Paperback - 8 Jun 2000)
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