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Tim Falconer

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Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tine Deafness and How We Hear Music is now out from House of Anansi Press. I'm also the author of That Good Night: Ethicists, Euthanasia and End-of-Life Care, Drive: A Road Trip through Our Complicated Affair with the Automobile and Watchdogs and Gadflies: Activism from Marginal to Mainstream. And I helped popular parenting guru Dr. Alex Russell write Drop the Worry Ball: How to Parent in the Age of Entitlement. I was writer-in-residence at Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon in 2012. I am a mentor in the Creative Non-Fiction MFA program at the University of King's College in Halifax. Visit my website at http://www.timfalconer.com or follow me on Twitter at @timfalconer.

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Bad Singer is, yes, about singing. But it's also about how we hear music. In this excerpt on Hazlitt, I explain why we undervalue timbre -- the terroir of sound -- because it is an intangible that has so far proven to be immune to measurement. Here's "Everything We Can't Describe in Music"
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Bad Singer by Tim Falconer
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So many layers of perception, whether appreciating, playing, or remembering music."
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"Super interesting and engaging the whole way through. I couldn’t stop telling people about “the book i was reading” the whole time. "
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"Journalist Tim Falconer loves music. He glories in concerts and plays albums on repeat until the neighbors complain. Unfortunately, like most of us, he’s pretty sure he’s a bad singer. Falconer decides to do something about that by signing up for..." Read more of this review »
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This book is probably best suited to Costello fans, or at least music nerds. There are entertaining stories about his encounters with so many great musicians: from McCartney to Dylan to Springsteen to Van the Man to Chet Baker and on and on. At 670 p ...more
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