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The music instinct : how music works and why we can't do without it, Philip Ball

Label
The music instinct : how music works and why we can't do without it
Title
The music instinct
Title remainder
how music works and why we can't do without it
Statement of responsibility
Philip Ball
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Provides the first comprehensive, accessible survey of what is known, and what is still unknown, about how music works its magic, and why, as much as eating and sleeping, it seems indispensable to humanity.--from publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ball, Philip
Dewey number
781/.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3800
LC item number
.B2085 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music and science
Label
The music instinct : how music works and why we can't do without it, Philip Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [425]-442) and index
Contents
  • Misterioso : all in the mind : which bits of the brain do we use for music?
  • Appassionato : light my fire : how does music convey and elicit emotion?
  • Capriccioso : going in and out of style : what are musical styles? : is music about notes, or patterns, or textures?
  • Parlando : why music talks to us : is music a language? or is it closer to the non-verbal arts?
  • Serioso : the meaning of music : what are composers and musicians trying to say? : can music in itself say anything at all?
  • Coda : the condition of music
  • Prelude : the harmonious universe : an introduction
  • Overture : why we sing : what is music and where does it comes from?
  • Staccato : the atoms of music : what are musical notes and how do we decide which to use?
  • Andante : what's in a tune? : do melodies follow rules, and if so, which?
  • Legato : keeping it together : How do we decode the sound?
  • Tutti: all together now : how do we use more than one note at a time?
  • Con moto: slave to the rhythm : what gives music its pulse?
  • Pizzicato : the colour of music : why do instruments sound different, and how does that affect the music?
Control code
ocn606774443
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 452 p.
Isbn
9780199754274
Lccn
2010017795
Other physical details
ill., music
System control number
(OCoLC)606774443
Label
The music instinct : how music works and why we can't do without it, Philip Ball
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [425]-442) and index
Contents
  • Misterioso : all in the mind : which bits of the brain do we use for music?
  • Appassionato : light my fire : how does music convey and elicit emotion?
  • Capriccioso : going in and out of style : what are musical styles? : is music about notes, or patterns, or textures?
  • Parlando : why music talks to us : is music a language? or is it closer to the non-verbal arts?
  • Serioso : the meaning of music : what are composers and musicians trying to say? : can music in itself say anything at all?
  • Coda : the condition of music
  • Prelude : the harmonious universe : an introduction
  • Overture : why we sing : what is music and where does it comes from?
  • Staccato : the atoms of music : what are musical notes and how do we decide which to use?
  • Andante : what's in a tune? : do melodies follow rules, and if so, which?
  • Legato : keeping it together : How do we decode the sound?
  • Tutti: all together now : how do we use more than one note at a time?
  • Con moto: slave to the rhythm : what gives music its pulse?
  • Pizzicato : the colour of music : why do instruments sound different, and how does that affect the music?
Control code
ocn606774443
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 452 p.
Isbn
9780199754274
Lccn
2010017795
Other physical details
ill., music
System control number
(OCoLC)606774443

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