Build listening skills
Active Listening Guides
Active Listening Guides bring music to life, helping you understand how to listen critically. Pearson’s interactive guides use text descriptions and visual indicators to show how musical elements — such as melody, timbre, form, and texture — change in the course of a musical piece. This allows you to visualize the elements you’re hearing, and understand their impact. Listening Guides are found in every chapter, allowing you to build on your knowledge, and master listening for the different elements, which is the key to understanding music.