How Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond (Compact Disc)

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By John Powell, Walter Dixon (Narrated by)
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— Hachette Book Group

This is an extremely droll and amazingly informative study of music and music theory meant for everyone. Even musicians will learn the scientific and historical reasons for some of "the fiddly details" and get a chuckle from this physicist/composer's turn of phrase. — Karen Frank

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Now, scientist and musician John Powell invites you on an entertaining journey through the world of music. Discover what distinguishes music from plain old noise, how scales help you memorize songs, what the humble recorder teaches you about timbre (assuming your suffering listeners don't break it first), why anyone can learn to play a musical instrument, what the absurdly complicated names of classical music pieces actually mean, how musical notes came to be (hint: you can thank a group of stodgy men in 1939 London for that one), how to make an oboe from a drinking straw, and much more. With wit and charm, and in the simplest terms, Powell explains the science and psychology of music.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781520019802
ISBN-10: 1520019807
Publisher: Gildan Media on Dreamscape Audio
Publication Date: May 24th, 2016
Language: English