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

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  • Posted March 12, 2012

    "The World In Six Songs" picks up right where "Th

    "The World In Six Songs" picks up right where "This Is Your Brain On
    Music" leaves off. As Levitan gets closer to his hopeful hypothesis in
    the latter, he thinks he has found it and explains thoroughly in "Six
    Songs". He begins by establishing the known facts that support him,
    like the unmistakable emotional power of song. He ask the audience to
    notice this quality of music. This is the style of Levitan. He asks
    you to notice things you already know and spells out the connections.
    Using metaphors and personal experiences he brings you to the truth he
    wants you to discover. Tracing music through all of evolution is quite
    the ambitious goal but he puts forth that music was one of the first
    ways of communication between man. If this intrigues you, you should
    be reading the book by now. Levitan is a gleeful pushy guy about his
    theories, so those more attracted to hard objective science might be
    less inclined to listen to his tone. If you don;t might his excitement
    then pick up the book and learn why you sing to your baby or feel so
    happy at concerts.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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