Why We Love Music - From Mozart to Metallica - The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds

Author(s): John Powell


Why does music affect you so profoundly? It impacts the way you think, talk, feel, behave, and even spend money. With his conversational style, humour, and endless knowledge, scientist and musician John Powell showcases fascinating studies - for example that shoppers spend more money in stores that play classical music and, even more astounding, they are more likely to buy German wine in stores playing German music. With chapters on music and emotions, music as medicine, music and intelligence, and much more, Why We Love Music will entertain through to the very last page. A delightful journey through the psychology and science of music, Why We Love Music is the perfect book for anyone who loves a tune.


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Raises fascinating questions about the opportunities and pitfalls of our glut of music Financial Times If you have ever felt intimidated by music and its terminology of whole and half steps, scales and chords, this book will put you at ease Wall Street Journal A fascinating book, intriguing Mark Radcliffe, BBC 6 Music In this book, Powell does for music what Masters and Johnson did for sex Bernie Krause A treat for music lovers Big Issue An engaging guide to the science of sound ... He delivers a solid case for why people love (and need) music Publishers Weekly

John Powell holds a PhD in physics from Imperial College at London University. He has taught physics at the University of Nottingham and the University of Lulea in Sweden. In 2003, he earned a master's degree in music composition from the University of Sheffield. He is the author of How Music Works. Find out more information at www.facebook.com/HowMusicWorks

General Fields

  • : 9781473638624
  • : John Murray General Publishing Division
  • : John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • : February 2016
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Powell
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 320