Pensate a una melodia che non riuscite a togliervi dalla testa. Potrebbe essere un pezzo dei Beatles così come il jingle della vostra birra preferita, non ha importanza. Non vorreste sapere perché quella particolare combinazione di ritmo e armonia si è incollata nel vostro cervello, e vi ha portato quasi alle lacrime o vi ha fatto ballare come degli ossessi? "Fatti di musica" è il libro che fa per voi. Fopo una carriera come musicista rock e produttore musicale, Levitin si è dedicato alle scienze cognitive. In lui convivono, perfettamente allineate, l'anima e l'attitudine dell'artista e dello scienziato, in grado di ridurre una melodia a un impulso neurale, analizzarlo, e ripercorrere il tragitto inverso per farlo ritornare a essere quello che è: una meravigliosa esperienza. E tutto questo senza privarsi del piacere di lasciarsi trasportare dalla buona musica. Prefazione di Wu Ming 2.
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- Data di uscita: 10-04-2019
A book is the wrong medium for this information. As I read this book, I kept wishing I was watching a PBS show version of it instead, where I could HEAR the music Mr. Levitin was referencing, and see visuals of the brain showing what parts are being affected by music, and how they all link up. Inste Leggi tutto
There's a lot of amazing stuff in this book to contemplate, but the author tries too hard to make it relevant for readers who listen to the Eagles and Mariah Carey (musicians he specifically sites), and he gets caught up in the most mundane details of his personal interactions with his colleagues at Leggi tutto
Seemingly for musicians or composers this book is more fitting a read for scientists and doctors. Not much content is musicianship related. Middle third is a bore. What I learned: - There is no sound in space (there are no molecules to vibrate) - Virtuosity comes from hours of practice (talent and abso Leggi tutto
It wasn't until I was half-way through this book that things started to get really interesting. As a musician, the first half was like retaking Music 101, but I felt this was a book I need to read, so I plowed on. I am looking for answers to the questions: "Why, when I near any musical interval, my
From the reviews I've seen here, the material seems to have passed over most people's heads (by being too rough, or the phrase you'll come across a few times, "I didn't feel like I walked away exclaiming 'eureka!'"... or the book angered more expert readers by its simplicity, but it wasn't meant to
I really despise myself for giving what should be an awesome book only 2 stars. I know I am mentally feeble, but was this ever dry!!! Interesting topic - neuroscience & music - but the author did go on at times (too much music theory, god I hated studying that and I'm a musician) and took the scient Leggi tutto
“A” for effort and ambition and “C” for execution. He tries to be all things to all people, bouncing too much from folksy to scholarly and from self-referential to didactic perspectives. Levitin has a substantial music background, both in performance and production, and a very productive track recor Leggi tutto
Loved it! The book was highly enjoyable for me and I'm not a professional musician (or a neuroscientist), but I've always been aware of what music can do to me, from meditation to headbanging and beyond. I've read some people got disappointed of finding 'too much music theory' or 'too much neuroscie Leggi tutto
Two random facts about me: 1) I love music 2) I love cognitive and neuroscience So I was thrilled about this book. And it was indeed pretty good. My main takeaway from it is that our enjoyment of music stems from the setting up and violation of expectations and human's innate instinct to seek out patte Leggi tutto
Fascinating study of both music and the brain. It isn't a particularly quick read because there are so many facts, studies and trivia related to each point the author is exploring.
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