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This Is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin
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Oct 23, 12

bookshelves: nonfiction, music, borrowed, recommended-by-fam-and-friends, science
Recommended to Dionisia by: Sean
Read from April 21 to October 18, 2012, read count: 1


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04/21/2012 page 28
8.0% "Enjoyed the introduction but the first chapter is a bit dry to start. Looking forward to reading the next chapter on discerning rhythm, loudness, and harmony."
10/17/2012 page 206
61.0% "I remember how disappointed I was when I was told that my hands/fingers were too small to play the clarinet. I was in elementary school at the time. I was determined to join the band so I learned to play the oboe instead."
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scherzo♫ This book sounds so interesting. Does it get less dry?

Dionisia I will admit my eyes glazed over in parts of the beginning. The author spends a lot of time introducing the reader to general concepts in neuroscience and the technical side of music. Lots and lots of definitions are thrown at you. I suspect it will get better the deeper into the book I get. Still, this is an interesting topic.

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