What makes a musical note different from any other sound?
How can you tell if you have perfect pitch? Why do ten violins sound only twice
as loud as one? Do your Bob Dylan albums sound better on CD or vinyl? John
Powell, a scientist and musician, answers these questions and many more in How Music Works, an intriguing and
original guide to acoustics. In a clear, accessible, and engaging voice, Powell
fascinates the reader with his delightful descriptions of the science and
psychology lurking beneath the surface of music. With lively discussions of the
secrets behind harmony, timbre, keys, chords, loudness, musical composition,
and more, How Music Works will be
treasured by music lovers everywhere. The book also includes a CD of examples
and exercises from the book. Download and start listening now!