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Levitin acknowledges and draws on the first, mostly not very confidently, and ignores the second.
Overall this book was very well written and kept me engaged to the story, with a few setbacks in terms of style of writing and content.
This fascinating book explores the powerful force music has played in shaping our common humanity.
an excellent treatment of neuro-theory regarding the effects of music!Published 3 months ago by Linnea
Occasionally fascinating factoids, but "six songs" format doesn't work. Levitan's This is Your Brain on Music is far better. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tom ODonnell
The World in Six Songs contains some good information, and some very valuable insights into the influence of music in our lives. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jake Hille
Took longer to arrive than I expected, funny, order something that weighs 50 lbs and you get it next day. But for a penny, wow! I'll certainly keep an eye for other books. Read morePublished 7 months ago by James Villegas
Levitin is consistently interesting, informative and helpful. He follows up on his earlier work and connects music to the basic human story.Published 11 months ago by Carl O. Isaacson
Very interesting reading. I would highly recommend this text to anyone interested in the benefits of music, particularly future educators. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Todd Hunter
When I first started reading this a long time ago I couldn't get into it. This time though I got past my initial difficulties and finished it with no trouble. Read morePublished 14 months ago by C. CRADDOCK
I loved the book, I teach singing and songwriting and now recommend this book to all my students and colleaguesPublished 14 months ago by Anette Norgaard
Although one might consider the concept a bit reductionistic, it is fun to see Levitin take such a broad idea and make it so enjoyable. It's a song in itself.Published 14 months ago by Beth McIntosh