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[Ebook] The World in Six Songs  By Daniel J. Levitin – Varunahuja.live
  • Hardcover
  • 355 pages
  • The World in Six Songs
  • Daniel J. Levitin
  • English
  • 23 June 2017
  • 0525950737

The World in Six Songs The Author Of The New York Times Bestseller And Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist This Is Your Brain On Music Tunes Us In To Six Evolutionary Musical Forms That Brought About The Evolution Of Human Culture An Unprecedented Blend Of Science And Art, Daniel Levitin S Debut, This Is Your Brain On Music, Delighted Readers With An Exuberant Guide To The Neural Impulses Behind Those Songs That Make Our Heart Swell Now He Showcases His Daring Theory Of Six Songs, Illuminating How The Brain Evolved To Play And Listen To Music In Six Fundamental Forms For Knowledge, Friendship, Religion, Joy, Comfort, And Love Preserving The Emotional History Of Our Lives And Of Our Species, From Its Very Beginning Music Was Also Allied To Dance, As The Structure Of The Brain Confirms Developing This Neurological Observation, Levitin Shows How Music And Dance Enabled The Social Bonding And Friendship Necessary For Human Culture And Society To Evolve Blending Cutting Edge Scientific Findings With His Own Sometimes Hilarious Experiences As A Musician And Music Industry Professional, Levitin S Sweeping Study Also Incorporates Wisdom Gleaned From Interviews With Icons Ranging From Sting And Paul Simon To Joni Mitchell, And David Byrne, Along With Classical Musicians And Conductors, Historians, Anthropologists, And Evolutionary Biologists The Result Is A Brilliant Revelation Of The Prehistoric Yet Elegant Systems At Play When We Sing And Dance At A Wedding Or Cheer At A Concert Or Tune Out Quietly With An IPod.


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10 thoughts on “The World in Six Songs

  1. says:

    confession I have had a profound interest in neurobiology, syntax, anthropology and languages additionally, I am a passionate and knowledgeable musician and student of music.So, I should have loved this book Sorry to relate, I didn t even like it.The premise is that music, or, in particular, songs, can be divided into six broad categories The author then attempts, through anecdote, personal reflection, a very little data, and public rumination to show that it is true because it is true At confession I have had a profound interest in neurobiology, syntax, anthropology and languages additionally, I am a passionate and knowledgeable musician and student of music.So, I should have loved this book Sorry to relate, I didn t even like it.The premise is that music, or, in particular, songs, can be divided into six broad categories The author then atte...

  2. says:

    Overtime, i find myself listen toanddiverse range of music types Each type of music creates or enhances a different mood,some fit better for a particular mental real place, some bring back memories of certain people Then i wonder is classical music somehow better than teenager s rock, over sexualized pop songs No, ...

  3. says:

    This book I half liked The part about the songs we love as human beings, the types that run through all sorts of cultures and times That was great as the author has a wonderfully diverse sense of music and really went to great lengths to insure he was well rounded in talking about songs the world over There were some great comparisons and some new thoughts You have to love a book that references the Bible and Lord of the Rings in the same paragraph.But then the section the subtitle refers to This book I half liked The part about the songs we love as human beings, the types that run through all sorts of cultures and times That was great as the author has a wonderfully diverse sense of music and really went to great lengths to insure he was well rounded in talking about songs the world over There were some great comparisons and some new thoughts You have to love a book that references the Bible and Lord of the Rings in the same paragraph.Bu...

  4. says:

    I have to say I m a bit disappointed at my second encounter with Daniel Levitin s musical exploration.While from a psychological standpoint I wholly agree that music has played an undeniable role in human evolution, I for some reason find the overall concept of this book to be, almost, silly Sure, there are obviously some discernible categories of songs but to narrow it down to just six is, well, quite a feat.Levitin does do a good job of supporting why he chose these categories but I find that I have to say I m a bit disappointed at my second encounter with Daniel Levitin s musical exploration.While from a psychological standpoint I wholly agree that music has played an undeniable role in human evolution, I for some reason find the overall concept of this book to be, almost, silly Sure, there are obviously some discernible categories of songs but to narrow it down to just six is, well, quite a feat.Levitin does do a good job of supporting why he chose these categories but I find that the overall argument if there is one ends up being lost in a myriad of references to popular music lyrics, psych journal articles and random claims about animal cognition.The basic postulate of The World in Six Songs is one worth exploring yet this just seemed like such a ro...

  5. says:

    The alleged thesis of the book is undertaken in anecdote, speculation, and a kind of general knowledge about science, psychology, and the lyrics of popular songs The most interesting aspect seems to be the author s reminiscences about his childhood in the 1960s and his reminiscences about his reminiscences, as for example when he finds himself at the hotel room where John and Yoko had their bed in for peace and goes into raptures imagining all about how this is the very place where Give Peac The alleged thesis of the book is undertaken in anecdote, speculation, and a kind of general knowledge about science, psychology, and the lyrics of popular songs The most interesting aspect seems to be the author s reminiscences about his childhood in the 1960s and his reminiscenc...

  6. says:

    This book fed my love of music, science, human nature quite a feat for just one text As I m not a huge scientifico yes I made that one up , I was a little concerned that I would be needing to look a lot of terms theories up while reading this book However, the terms were very easy to understand and the theories were well explaineda little too well explained Levitin rehashes on seemingly EVERY PAGE the theory of spontaneous mutation I m sure the author was trying to ensure that we a This book fed my love of music, science, human nature quite a feat for just one text As I m not a huge scientifico yes I made that one up , I was a little concerned that I would be needing to look a lot of terms theories up while reading this book However, the terms were ver...

  7. says:

    SPOILERS Favorite Chapter Comfort songs Turns out my permanent 3 favorite songs Somewhere , Memories , and Forgiven by Within Temptation are ALL comfort songs somewhat Ooh, I m attracted to comfort songs Favorite parts Loved how Oxytocin is triggered when you sing in a group, the trust inducing chemical Comfort songs Found this most touching.Interesting how feeling sad or listening to sad songs releases Prolactin, which tranquilizes you Didn t like how he goes off t...

  8. says:

    Readable analysis by a neuroscientist musician music cognition researcher classifying the world s music by song type friendship, joy, comfort, knowledge, religion, love and speculating on how our enjoyment of each could reflect evolutionary processes.Read skeptically, there is a lot of just so story t...

  9. says:

    First off, this book should to be retitled Instead of The World in Six Songs How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature it ought to be called Evolution and Music How the Great and Powerful Evolution Gifted Us with Music The six songs aspect of the book, in spite of the title and layout of the chapters, wasof an afterthought than the main point of this book, and the way that Levitin speaks of evolution is like he s speaking about a being, rather than a force of nature Which brings First off, this book should to be retitled Instead of The World in Six Songs How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature it ought to be called Evolution and Music How the Great and Powerful Evolution Gifted Us with Music The six songs aspect of the book, in spite of the title and layout of the chapters, wasof an afterthought than the main point of this book, and the way that Levitin speaks of evolution is like he s speaking about a being, rather than a force of nature Which brings up another complaint I follow the Church s teaching on evolution laid out here, and as such, I would have been okay with discussions on evolution if Levitin had been willing to discuss evolution as the theor...

  10. says:

    I think Levitan is a better musician and neuroscientist than he is a writer or anthropologist There were times I felt he jumped to a conclusion without substantiating it, thus creating a shaky foundation for the concepts he built up...

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