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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 and writer-in-res at the Al Purdy A-Frame in Prince Edward County, Ontario, in 2018. ...more

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Bad Singer excerpt

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" Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 20, 2016 05:08 Tags: bad-singer, how-we-hear-music, timbre

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Bad Singer by Tim Falconer
"I enjoyed this book for a number of reasons. First, I enjoy singing, but I am one of those people who was always rejected for my primary school choir, so I sympathize with Mr. Falconer’s plight. Of course, I don’t think I’m tone deaf. Anyways, this i" Read more of this review »
Bad Singer by Tim Falconer
"This is an amazing book. It's written in a journalist's low key style, so the complex ideas are made easy to understand. The language is pretty ordinary and makes for a quick and satisfying read. It is remarkable how this book addresses my own insecu" Read more of this review »
Bad Singer by Tim Falconer
"Loved this. Any book that references David Byrne's How Music Works repeatedly has my undivided attention, and I enjoyed the combination of science, personal journey, and connection to music (Falconer has exquisite musical taste!). A perfect complemen" Read more of this review »
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