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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.
Like Irish step dancing, a powerful expression of unity without using a word, music can be a dynamic expression of human emotions, ideas and spirit.
Finally, Levitin keeps derailing the book with long rambling personal stories, most of which have little if anything to do with his subject matter.
Levitin is consistently interesting, informative and helpful. He follows up on his earlier work and connects music to the basic human story.Published 3 days 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 months ago by Beth McIntosh
I enjoyed Levitin's first book a bit more than his second. While "This Is Your Brain on Music" has errors/room for argument, "The World in Six Songs" has many... Read morePublished 7 months ago by AJR
If you listen to music you won't regret reading this. Mr Levitin has a firm grip on his subject matter.Published 11 months ago by Matthew Carter
"Music comes from and/or is about Friendship, Joy, Comfort, Knowledge, Religion, & Love."
Thats all you need to know... Read more
Other reviewers have pointed it very accurately. This book is a disappointment. I felt like Mr. Levitin is trying to impress his readers by how many famous people he is "friends"... Read morePublished on July 26, 2011 by Starcandle