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How Music Can Make You Better

How Music Can Make You Better

By Indre Viskontas


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“This brilliant little book is clear, lucid, and easy to read. It is packed with fascinating information that I didn't know, and I suspect most people don't know either. I shall give it to lots of friends.”

- Jonathan Lynn, comedy legend, director of My Cousin Vinny, co-writer of Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister

How can certain songs carry us through a tough workout, comfort us after a breakup, or unite 50,000 diverse fans? In this fascinating field guide, neuroscientist and opera singer Indre Viskontas investigates what music is and how it can change us for the better—from deep in our neurons to across our entire society.

Whether hip-hop fans, classically trained pianists, or vinyl collectors, readers will think about their favorite songs in a whole new way by the end of this book. This is a vibrant and smart gift for any audiophile.

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Size: 4 1/2 x 7 in;
Pages: 112 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: April 2019
ISBN: 9781452171920
Indre Viskontas, PhD, is the creative director of the Pasadena Opera, host of the podcasts Cadence and Inquiring Minds, and a professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She lives San Francisco.

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