Tone Deaf and All Thumbs?: An Invitation to Music-Making for Late Bloomers and Non-Prodigies

Tone Deaf and All Thumbs?: An Invitation to Music-Making for Late Bloomers and Non-Prodigies

by Frank R. Wilson
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Convinced that everyone has an inborn ability to make music (a ``biological guarantee of musicianship''), California neurologist Wilson, who came late to piano playing, here presents a picture of the brain and muscular system to help nonmusicians to understand that the human body is a ``natural learner.'' He describes, in admirably untechnical language, the biology of rhythm and tempo, how we hear and see, the intricacies of musical notation; he tells what it's like to perform in public. Drawing comparisons between music-making and athletic skills, Wilson also tries to clarify such mysteries as tone deafness, perfect ptich, sight reading, memorization and ``pumping ivory.'' (April)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670808427
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1986
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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