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is teaching people what to listen for and to appreciate different types of music
Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements are pitch , rhythm , dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture...
. Usually music appreciation classes involve some history lessons to explain why people of a certain era liked the music that they did. "Appreciation," in this context, means the understanding of the value and merit of different styles of music.
- Roger Kamien, "Music: An Appreciation" (2004). ISBN 0-07-290200-0
- Samuel Lipman, The House of Music: Art in an Era of Institutions, published by D.R. Godine, 1984. ISBN 0879235012
- Percy A Scholes, Music Appreciation: Its History and Technics (2005). ISBN 1-4179-9595-5