Below are PDFs or links to all reading assigned for Fall 2019 Mu 101 – Introduction to Music, at Queensborough Community College and Fall 2019 Mu 102 – Principles of Music, at Borough of Manhattan Community Collee. Each class meeting will begin with a quiz that covers the reading assigned for that day.

Texts are listed alphabetically by author, and refer to your course calendar to be sure you read what has been assigned:

Cage, John, “Lecture on Nothing”

Clark, N. Alan, Understanding Music: Past and Present

Clark, N. – Understanding Music

Cook, Nicholas, “The economics of music” from Introduction to Music Studies

Cook, Nicholas – The economics and business of music

Cornelius, Steven and Mary Natvig, Music: A Social Experience

Cornelius 2-7

Cornelius 207-209

Dorris, Jennie, “The Audition,” from Boston Magazine

dorris-the-audition

Ellis, Katharine, “The sociology of music” from Introduction to Music Studies

Ellis – The sociology of music

Forney, Kristin and Andrew Dell’Antonio and Joseph Machlis, The Enjoyment of Music

Forney 4-7
Forney 8-16
Forney 17-25
Forney 26-32
Forney 33-35
Forney 102-107
Forney 150-155
Forney 162-165
Forney 276-281

forney-2017-167-169 

Rivera, Jennifer, “Shouldn’t You be fatter?”

Samson, John, “Music History” from An Introduction to Music Studies

Samson – Music history

Schafer, R. Murray, A Sound Education

Schafer_R_Murray_A_Sound_Education_100_Exercises

Titon, Jeff Todd, Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World’s Peoples

Titon 1-4
Titon 18-30
Titon 210-215

Yudkin, Jeremy, Understanding Music

Yudkin 18-21
Yudkin 23-25
Yudkin 26-29
Yudkin 29-30
Yudkin 115-126
Yudkin 130-134
Yudkin 139-144
Yudkin 159-170
yudkin-213-218
yudkin-224-226
Yudkin 245-253
Yudkin 301

additional resources (BMCC students only)

Instruments and voice types

Music and economics

Musial educations and the education of music

Music and gender

Music and violence

Musicking

Sound migration