The Intelligent Ear: On The Nature Of Sound Perception

This book is an attempt to account for this development by giving a comprehensive survey of the present state of the art as a whole. Perceptual aspects of hearing, particularly of understanding speech as the main auditory input signal, are thoroughly reviewed. Overall, this is an impressive book. ...Plomp has drawn together a wide range of material and presented it in a well-organized and integrated way. He offers clear and forthrigh...

Folk City: New York And The American Folk Music Revival

As an old folkie with ties to NYC I found this book fascinating and scholarly. I plan on going to The Museum of the City of NY to see the exhibit first hand before it closes in late November. Highly recommended if you were swept away as I was by the folk music revival of the 1960s. Folk City explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwar America. It involves the efforts of record company pr...

Educating Music Teachers For The 21st Century

Educating Music Teachers for the 21st Century discusses a range of teacher education programmes in music across Europe and Latin America reflecting about the shifting conditions, causes and factors in which pre-service teachers construct their musical and educational knowledge. It presents seven case studies carried out in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden in order to understand the general and specific elements ...