The Music Instinct: How Music Works and Why We Can't Do Without It by Philip Ball
(September 1, 2010) | ISBN: 0199754276 | 464 pages | PDF | 5,4 MB
From Bach fugues to Indonesian gamelan, from nursery rhymes to rock, music has cast its light onto every corner of human culture. But why music excites such deep passions, and how we make sense of musical sound at all have, until recently, remained mysterious. Now in The Music Instinct, award-winning writer Philip Ball provides the first comprehensive, accessible survey of what is known–and still unknown–about how music works its magic, and why, as much as eating and sleeping, it seems indispensable to humanity.