World In Six Songs

Paperback | August 11, 2009

byDaniel Levitin

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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.

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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-indust...

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 ...

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Format: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 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