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R. Murray Schafer

Books by Schafer

The Thinking Ear

The following texts highlight Schafer’s innovative approach to Music Education.

  • The Composer in the Classroom
  • Ear Cleaning: Notes for an Experimental Music Course
  • HearSing: 75 Exercises in Listening and Creating Music
  • The New Soundscape: A Handbook for the Modern Music Teacher
  • The Rhinocerous in the Classroom
  • A Sound Education: 100 Exercises in Listening and Sound-Making
  • The Thinking Ear: Complete Writings on Music Education
  • When Words Sing

Many of these texts are available from Arcana Editions (