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The Power of Sound: How to Manage Your Personal Soundscape for a Vital, Productive, and Healthy Life / Edition 1
     

The Power of Sound: How to Manage Your Personal Soundscape for a Vital, Productive, and Healthy Life / Edition 1

by Joshua Leeds
 

ISBN-10: 0892817682

ISBN-13: 9780892817689

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

Discover firsthand in this book/CD set the powerful effects sound has on you and learn to customize your own soundscape for a better quality of life.

• Sound pioneer Joshua Leeds shows how to use music to reduce stress, enhance learning, improve performance, and address conditions as diverse as dyslexia and depression.

• Includes accompanying CD

Overview

Discover firsthand in this book/CD set the powerful effects sound has on you and learn to customize your own soundscape for a better quality of life.

• Sound pioneer Joshua Leeds shows how to use music to reduce stress, enhance learning, improve performance, and address conditions as diverse as dyslexia and depression.

• Includes accompanying CD featuring musical examples designed to induce specific mental states such as relaxation, receptivity, concentration, and creativity.

• Includes detailed guides for musicians and healthcare professionals

What we hear—and how we process it—has a far greater impact on our daily living than we realize. From the womb to the moment we die we are inescapably surrounded by sound, and what we hear can either energize or deplete our nervous systems. It is no exaggeration to say that what goes into our ears can harm us or heal us.

In The Power of Sound Joshua Leeds explores the importance of healthy auditory function. He investigates how noise- or stress-induced auditory dysfunction may result in difficulties in learning, communication, and social interactions, and he explains new techniques designed to invigorate auditory skills. The accompanying CD of psychoacoustically refined classical music provides immediate examples of the benefits of music explained in the book. Readers can experience the effects of a variety of sounds and begin the life-enhancing design of their own soundscapes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892817689
Publisher:
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

The Power of Sound
How to Manage Your Personal Soundscape for a Vital, Productive, & Healthy Life
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part One: Sound
1. What Is Sound?
2. The Physics of Sound
3. The Mechanics of Hearing
4. Resonance and Entrainment
5. Frequency Medicine: The Work of Alfred Tomatis
6. Neurodevelopmental Auditory Training: The Work of Robert J. Doman Jr.
Part Two: Sound Awareness
7. A New Awareness of Sound
8. Sonic Safety
9. Music and Sound in Your Life
Part Three: A Guide to Soundwork Techniques and Applications
10. A Matter of distinctions
11. The Building Blocks of Therapeutic Sound
12. Sonic Neurotechnologies
13. Applied Psychoacoustics for Healthcare Practitioners
Epilogue
Appendices
A The Anatomy of Psychoacoustic Music Creation
B Stress-Induced Auditory Dysfunction
C Core Principles of Alfred Tomatis
D Tomatis: Revising the Map of the Musician's Odyssey
E The Birth of a Sound Therapy: Alexander Doman
F Music Therapy
Glossary
Sound Remedies Catalog
Music for the Power of Sound CD Track Listing
Soundwork Resources
Notes
Bibliography
thepowerofsound.com
Index

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