Revel Music

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Designed for how you want to teach — and how your students want to learn

Revel is an interactive learning environment that engages students and helps them prepare for your class. Reimagining their content, our authors integrate media and assessment throughout the narrative so students can read, explore, and practice, all at the same time. Thanks to this dynamic reading experience, students come to class prepared to discuss, apply, and learn about music — from you and from each other.

Instead of simply reading about music, Revel teaches students to listen critically to the selections they’re learning about, and practice concepts as they work through each chapter. For example, Revel helps students visualize the elements they hear in Beethoven's Symphony no. 5, enabling them to recognize the impact of different aspects of the piece. By providing opportunities to read about, listen to, and analyze music, Revel engages students deeply, which leads to a better understanding of course material.

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Listening Guides

Active Listening Guides show how musical elements — such as melody, timbre, and form — change throughout a given piece, enabling students to learn how to listen with a critical ear.

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Animated Notations

Animated Notations show a visualization of what notes are playing, allowing students to follow musical notation even if they can't read music.

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Audio Quizzes

Audio Quizzes allow students to test their knowledge as they read and listen through each chapter, ensuring that they understand what they are reading.

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Vocabulary Flashcards

Vocabulary Flashcards help students check their understanding of the meanings of key terms, and hear how they are pronounced.

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