The World In Six Songs by Daniel LevitinThe World In Six Songs by Daniel Levitin

The World In Six Songs

byDaniel Levitin

Paperback | August 11, 2009

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Daniel Levitin's new book showcases his daring theory of "six songs," illuminating how the brain evolved to play and listen to music in six fundamental forms- for knowledge, friendship, ceremony, joy, comfort, and love. Blending cutting-edge scientific findings with his own sometimes hilarious experiences as a musician and music-industry professional, Levitin's sweeping study also incorporates wisdom gleaned from interviews with icons ranging from Sting and Paul Simon to Joni Mitchell,Willie Nelson, and David Byrne.

In his enthralling and revelatory This is Your Brain on Music Daniel Levitin unpicked the pathways of the brain to reveal how human beings have been hard-wired for music. Now, in an astonishing blend of art and science, he unveils his revolutionary theory of 'Six Songs', and describes how music played a pivotal role in the creation of ...
Title:The World In Six SongsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.7 inPublished:August 11, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143167812

ISBN - 13:9780143167815

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unique I have always loved songs. Lyrics can magically transcend our thinking and commute to people the deepest emotion we failed to express in conversation. In this book, the author told us how six types of songs more or less served the mysterious human quest for knowledge, connection, and spiritual pursuit. This book has some unique and fun inspirations, though at times it might be quite dry, especially when one has no idea how the lyrics quoted were sang.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Levitin talks about the power of music, and its impact on the human brain. Great advocacy for music education in the school system.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind Expanding Daniel Levitin is my new hero! His accessible, intelligent and thought provoking book about the music of all our lives, is a must read!
Date published: 2010-03-10