Widely praised by instructors for its captivating presentation of musical concepts, this landmark music-appreciation text continues to help transform students into active, insightful listeners. Authors Joseph Kerman and Gary Tomlinson, two of America's leading musicologists and music educators, are both known as inspirational and wide-ranging teachers. Their diverse experience, lively writing style, and clear explanations of musical concepts make music approachable and engaging for students in the introductory course. Their text continually offers the highest quality recordings, the clearest Listening Charts, and the richest cultural contexts to inform students' listening. Now the sixth edition of "Listen" extends its proven approach into the multimedia environment with new music, new media, and a new look, making it easier than ever to discover the "best" way to listen.Kerman, Joseph is the author of 'Listen: Fourth Brief Edition', published 1999 under ISBN 9781572594227 and ISBN 1572594225.