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How Music Works

Audiobook

An Enthralling Investigation Into The Mysteries Of Music

Have you ever wondered how off-key you are while singing in the shower? Or if your Bob Dylan albums really sound better on vinyl? Or why certain songs make you cry?

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.

Clever, informative, and deeply engaging, How Music Works takes the secrets of music away from the world of badly dressed academics and gives every one of us—whether we love to sing or play air guitar—the means to enhance our listening pleasure.


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Publisher: Gildan Media Corp Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781469026220
  • File size: 233878 KB
  • Release date: December 7, 2010
  • Duration: 08:07:14

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781469026220
  • File size: 233912 KB
  • Release date: December 7, 2010
  • Duration: 08:07:11
  • Number of parts: 8

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

subjects

Music Nonfiction

Languages

English

An Enthralling Investigation Into The Mysteries Of Music

Have you ever wondered how off-key you are while singing in the shower? Or if your Bob Dylan albums really sound better on vinyl? Or why certain songs make you cry?

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.

Clever, informative, and deeply engaging, How Music Works takes the secrets of music away from the world of badly dressed academics and gives every one of us—whether we love to sing or play air guitar—the means to enhance our listening pleasure.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Gildan Media Corp
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781469026220
    File size: 233878 KB
    Release date: December 7, 2010
    Duration: 08:07:14

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781469026220
    File size: 233912 KB
    Release date: December 7, 2010
    Duration: 08:07:11
    Number of parts: 8

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English