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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.
I would also highly recommend Daniel Levitin's "This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsessession."
The World in Six Songs contains some good information, and some very valuable insights into the influence of music in our lives. Read morePublished 1 month 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 3 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 7 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 14 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 18 months ago by Matthew Carter