The Music Instinct, Paperback Book

The Music Instinct Paperback

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Why have all human cultures - today and throughout history - made music?

Why does music excite such rich emotion? And how do we make sense of musical sound? These are questions that have, until recently, remained mysterious.

Now "The Music Instinct" explores how the latest research in music psychology and brain science is piecing together the puzzle of how our minds understand and respond to music.

Ranging from Bach fugues to nursery rhymes to heavy rock, Philip Ball interweaves philosophy, mathematics, history and neurology to reveal why music moves us in so many ways.

Without requiring any specialist knowledge, "The Music Instinct" will both deepen your appreciation of the music you love, and open doors to music that once seemed alien, dull or daunting, offering a passionate plea for the importance of music in education and in everyday life.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Music
  • ISBN: 9780099535447

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