Why You Love Music: From Mozart to Metallica--The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds

Written by:
John Powell
Narrated by:
Phil Fox

Unabridged Audiobook

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2
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2
Release Date
June 2016
Duration
9 hours 0 minutes
Summary
A delightful journey through the psychology and science of music, Why You Love Music is the perfect book for anyone who loves a tune.

Music plays a hugely important role in our emotional, intellectual, and even physical lives. It impacts the ways we work, relax, behave, and feel. It can make us smile or cry, it helps us bond with the people around us, and it even has the power to alleviate a range of medical conditions. The songs you love (and hate, and even the ones you feel pretty neutral about) don't just make up the soundtrack to your life -- they actually help to shape it.

In Why You Love Music, scientist and musician John Powell dives deep into decades of psychological and sociological studies in order to answer the question 'Why does music affect us so profoundly?' With his relaxed, conversational style, Powell explores all aspects of music psychology, from how music helps babies bond with their mothers to the ways in which music can change the taste of wine or persuade you to spend more in restaurants. Why You Love Music will open your eyes (and ears) to the astounding variety of ways that music impacts the human experience.
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Crystal P.

A simplified and poorly done version of "Your brain on music" by Daniel Leviton....I'm glad this came with a free subscription because I would've felt like I wasted my money to pay for this. Lots of references to PDF that means little on an audiobook. Over use of talk about Bah Bah black sheep.... some real music could've been interjected into this audiobook and proven the points better. The reader was decent and didn't distract from the subject but I'm guessing he's not a musician.

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As an avid music lover, this book was really interesting and enjoyable. If anything, I love music so much more now!

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