How Music Works: A listener's guide to harmony, keys, broken chords, perfect pitch and the secrets of a good tune

How Music Works: A listener's guide to harmony, keys, broken chords, perfect pitch and the secrets of a good tune

John Powell


·What is the variation among a musical observe and the other type of sound?
·What is concord, and why does it sound good?
·Why is it effortless to inform the variation among a flute and a clarinet no matter if they're taking part in the exact same note?
·Why do ten violins sound merely two times as loud as one?
·What is ideal pitch, and do i've got it?

Discover the solutions to those and lots of different questions in John Powell's fascinating, straight-talking and ear-opening consultant to what track is and the way precisely it really works. Written via a composer with a PhD in physics, How track Works is a special and pleasing consultant. establishing up the realm of acoustics and the technology of song to deepen our appreciation and knowing of what we hearken to, How song Works covers matters from the variation among how we pay attention a musical word and the other type of sound, to a short background of the dimensions procedure, why a run of arpeggios sounds 'romantic' and why a flute sounds diversified to a clarinet. the fitting booklet for gamers and listeners alike.

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