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by John Powell

Category: Music
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Author: John Powell
ISBN: 0316098310
ISBN13: 978-0316098311
Language: English
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Reprint edition (December 2, 2011)
Pages: 272
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John Powell, a scientist and musician, answers questions about harmony, timbre, keys, chords, loudness, musical composition, and much more in this fascinating guide to what music is and how exactly it works.What makes a musical note different from any other sound? How can you tell if you have perfect pitch? Why do 10 violins sound only twice as loud as one? Do your Bob Dylan albums sound better on CD or vinyl?In a clear, accessible, and engaging voice, Powell explores the science and psychology behind music. The perfect gift for music lovers everywhere.This edition also includes a CD of examples and exercises from the book.
Comments to eBook How Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond
Elastic Skunk
This is the book that should be required reading for Music Appreciation courses, especially at the college level. It presents in a systematic and logical fashion the basis for Western musical forms of both the classical and popular kind. Ideally, it would be combined with learning to play at least one instrument--perhaps a keyboard linked to a computer for simplicity and ready availability--thus hearing the notes, scales and keys described graphically in the book.
Cildorais
An outstanding explanation of as the title says how music works. Practical easy to follow and understand with plenty of smiles and laughs as a bonus. I use it as a reference and have read it more than once, that's how good I think it is.
Xanna
Disclaimer: I have not finished the book, I am taking my time to read it slowly to fully understand the great information provided. I also read parts aloud to my husband, who understands music theory quite a bit but is definitely learning from this book. I say this is a great book if you are new to music -- and I mean that you are new to playing music/instruments. Music is its own language, and this book is the beginning of how to understand the language. The author explains concepts using everyday language and both familiar and unique examples. I found his discussion on the harp and the glockenspiel very entertaining and enlightening. Plus the author has a "laugh out loud" sense of humor (yeah, I could have said LOL, but I like words...) Unless you have studied music theory for many years, I believe that anyone who is a musician or a wanna-be musician like myself, will find this book worth the price and the time.
Honeirsil
I learned the piano when I was a kid and started up again recently. Even though I did some music theory back then, this book is a much more enjoyable and understandable approach to the subject than those old exercise books. My favorite parts were learning about why scales are the way they are, key shifts, and explaining the jargon of classical music. Personally I was less interested in the earlier chapters about how musical sounds are physically generated - we've all seen those diagrams of vibrating strings already. The author's style is readable and friendly, and the accompanying CD is at times helpful. It also makes you feel that composing need not be a fantasy. If you've ever wanted an actual explanation of why we play the notes and keys we do, this is a terrific book.
Zacki
I understood the "what" behind scales and keys, but I never understood the "why". I always wondered whether the frequencies that define musical notes were hard-wired in us genetically, or were learned? Why are major chords constructed of the 1-3-5 and why do minor chords sound "depressed"?

This book does a nice job of digging deeper and answering these and other questions regarding music. As per other reviewers comments the author does try too hard with his jokes at times, but I really didn't find it obnoxious and the jokes seem to diminish as you get further into the book.

Well worth the meager $10 investment. It would have been a good value at twice the price.
Coiron
A very clear and fun introduction to music theory that creates a nice foundation for deeper and more technical reading. My only complaints are that it was too short and I would have enjoyed a section on what is known about the neurobiology of music, which I expected from the title. These are quibbles though and I highly recommend this for readers of any age embarking on learning to play music.
Maveri
Great book. Especially if you are like me and always need to know why something is the way it is. He explains why some notes sound better together rather than just telling you they do. He talks about the interaction of sound waves. May not be for someone who doesn't care about the science behind the theory.
I've been playing the piano off and on for about 35 years (badly and much more off than on). Recently I got the bug again and realised I was just kidding myself that I understood what scales are, what the difference is between major and minor keys, and lots of other fundamental stuff. It was like driving a car without knowing where petrol comes from..., uhm, you know what I mean.

For the first time I now feel I understand music theory, thanks almost entirely to this book. I have read it twice and will read it again. I bought the paperback version and the one for the Kindle. My 14-year old, rock-guitar-playing son, has read it and loved it. I now even want to talk about music theory with other people, who probably think I'm just trying to show off. I now feel much more confident when I'm playing because, for example, I understand the real importance of what thirds and fifths are in any key. I highly recommend it. It avoids all the jargon and gets straight to the point in very simple terms. It's also well documented and researched.

It might be a little too British for the tastes of some of you Americans on Amazon.com (I'm English), with its wacky humour and references to chip shops and curry (curry?), but it's still very worth reading. I even laughed out loud a few times (what, reading a music book?).
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