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Anyone who has ever seen a two-year-old start bouncing to a beat knows that music speaks to us on a very deep level. But it took celebrated teacher and music visionary Don Campbell to show us just how deep, with his landmark book The Mozart Effect.
Stimulating, authoritative, and often lyrical, The Mozart Effect has a simple but life-changing message: music is medicine for the body, the mind, and the soul. Campbell shows how modern science has begun to confirm this ancient wisdom, finding evidence that listening to certain types of music can improve the quality of life in almost every respect. Here are dramatic accounts of how music is used to deal with everything from anxiety to cancer, high blood pressure, chronic pain, dyslexia, and even mental illness.
Always clear and compelling, Campbell recommends more than two dozen specific, easy-to-follow exercises to raise your spatial IQ, "sound away" pain, boost creativity, and make the spirit sing!
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About the Author
Listen to Don Campbell's credentials.
A Texas native, Don Campbell studied with Nadia Boulanger at the Fontainebleau Conservatory of Music in France and has worked with Jean Houston, Leonard Bernstein and other musicians, healers and mind/body researchers.
Over the years, his quest to harness the healing and creative powers of sound and music has taken him to 40 countries, including Haiti, Russia, Israel, Greece, Tibet, Indonesia and Thailand, where he has studied indigenous culture, taught and worked with children and young adults, and given his own performances. He has taught and performed in most of the capitals of Europe and lived in Japan for several years, serving as music critic for a Tokyo newspaper.
He founded the Institute of Music, Health and Education in 1988, and is known to the public through frequent television and radio appearances and international lecture tours. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The mozart effect is not a wonder-cure; do not buy this book, it is complete rubbish and fabrication. The 'Mozart effect' is a very limited short-term increase in spatial reasoning ability, not some long-term spiritual, physical or mental revelation. This book takes a noteworthy phenomenon and expands it far beyond the scope of what is scientifically accurate.
I lived this from the womb, and my mother and father sang to me, and enjoyed music together I guess you could say I ate and drank and lived music. What is so suprising to me is that everyone is just finding this out. Thank you, for writing a book that tells my story.
Careful research has show active music making elicits the claims made herein, however passivelynlistening to Mozart hs little edfect