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Published: 01 September 2010

464 Pages | 167 illus. & music ex.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199754274

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The Music Instinct

How Music Works and Why We Can't Do Without It

Philip Ball

  • Author Philip Ball is an award-winning science writer with a gift for translating complicated ideas for the general reader
  • In-depth exploration of musical structure through the prism of how our brains respond to music
  • Thorough introduction to basic music theory--how music works--for the general reader
  • Incorporates most up-to-date research in music psychology and brain science to explore how music works on the human brain

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