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How music works

David Byrne

How music works

by David Byrne

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Published by McSweeneys in San Francisco [Calif.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Musicians,
  • Music,
  • Philosophy and aesthetics,
  • Psychological aspects,
  • Social aspects,
  • History and criticism,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 336-344).

    StatementDavid Byrne
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML3830 .B97 2012
    The Physical Object
    Pagination345 p.
    Number of Pages345
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26882017M
    ISBN 101936365537
    ISBN 109781936365531
    OCLC/WorldCa746834427

    This book has a ton of information, which may or may not be interesting or useful to you. If you don't like learning for the pleasure of it, or are not really interested in how music works, you probably won't enjoy this book. But if you do, then you'll love it. 4 people found this helpful. How Music Works | John Powell | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books.

      How Music Works, a fascinating program from BBC4 (the same folks who brought us The End of God?: A Horizon Guide to Science and Religion), explores just that. Composer Howard Goodall takes us on a journey into music’s underbelly, examining the four basic elements that make it work: Melody, rhythm, harmony and bass. How Music Works is musician and creative polymath David Byrne s incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form. From its very inceptions to the comprehensive influences that shape it, whether composed in a vast concert hall, via digital arrangement, or intimately by fireside on drums, Byrne taps deeply into his lifetime of experience to.

    "The book is about how myriad external factors influence the music itself, and money is one of those factors." How Music Works is also a guide for others looking to understand Byrne's model. How Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond by John Powell avg. rating Ratings.


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