This Is Your Brain on Music - The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher : Dutton 2006 | ISBN 0786584041 | PDF | 316 pages | 6 MB
Think of a song that resonates deep down in your being. Now imagine sitting down with someone who was there when the song was recorded and can tell you how that series of sounds was committed to tape, and who can also explain why that particular combination of rhythms, timbres and pitches has lodged in your memory, making your pulse race and your heart swell every time you hear it. Remarkably, Levitin does all this and more, interrogating the basic nature of hearing and of music making, without losing an affectionate appreciation for the songs he's reducing to neural impulses.