Philosophy and Esthetics of Music
The Great Animal Orchestra
Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places
Paperback ISBN: 031608686x
A musician and naturalist describes how the noise of humans is drowning out the sounds of nature and paints a picture of the relationship and connection between natural sounds and music that is becoming increasingly difficult to hear.
Rock 'n' Roll and the Meaning of Life
Paperback ISBN: 1949017087
A provocative, entertaining but ultimately serious examination of rock's most essential questions: Beatles or Stones? Which is the best air guitar to play? Does Rush suck? And what is the meaning of Billy Joel? Metaphysical Graffiti is a book for music fans, humor fans, and, if a meaningful ontological category, fans of philosophy too. It is a provocative, inflammatory, hilarious, but ultimately serious book about the essential questions of rock
Music, the Brain & Ecstasy
How Music Captures Our Imagination
Paperback ISBN: 038078209x
An exploration into the various ways music affects and enraptures focuses on the evolution of music, and highlights new ideas pertaining to memory and perception, knowledge and attention, motion and emotion, and other aspects that detail the power of music. Reprint.
How Music Works
The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond
Hardcover ISBN: 0316098302
A physicist-musician offers an accessible and engaging guide to the science and psychology lurking beneath the surface of music, in a book that covers harmony, chords, volume, musical composition and more and includes a bonus CD.