The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human

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The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human

Postby drë » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:19 am

http://www.amazon.com/World-Six-Songs-M ... 0525950737

Anyone else seen/read this book?
It can be a harsh read at times, but it has its moments of brilliance!

It explains the importance of songs and poetry for the sake of our species existence.
How it’s not just a fun little melody we like to sing along to, but how we been condition through evolution
To keep passing on their meanings and life lessons along with them. Basic knowledge, I know. This book goes
Into a lot more details, into the world of neurology, Darwinism, psychology, statistics, music composition and more.

I highly recommended if your into this kind of stuff, or just want to find out why music and songs effect you the way they do.
Check it.
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Re: The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human

Postby Generic » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:54 am

I read it a couple of months ago. I think he goes a little crazy with his compulsive need to classify everything into one category or another, but there's a few moments of brilliance when he discusses how the human race co-evolved with music.
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