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Tripping the World Fantastic: A Journey Through the Music of Our Planet By Glenn Dixon,

  • Title: Tripping the World Fantastic: A Journey Through the Music of Our Planet
  • Author: Glenn Dixon
  • ISBN: 9781459706552
  • Page: 163
  • Format: ebook
  • A fascinating journey through the world s musical cultures Every culture on Earth has music Every culture that s ever existed has had it, but we don t exactly know why Music is not like food, shelter, or having opposable thumbs We don t need it to live, and yet we can t seem to live without it Glenn Dixon travels the globe exploring how and why people make music FromA fascinating journey through the world s musical cultures Every culture on Earth has music Every culture that s ever existed has had it, but we don t exactly know why Music is not like food, shelter, or having opposable thumbs We don t need it to live, and yet we can t seem to live without it Glenn Dixon travels the globe exploring how and why people make music From a tour of Bob Marley s house to sitar lessons in India, he experiences music around the world and infuses the stories with the latest in brain research, genetics, and evolutionary psychology Why does music give us chills down the backs of our necks What exactly are the whales singing about and why does some music stick in our minds like chewing gum Through his adventures, Dixon uncovers the real reasons why music has such a powerful hold on us and the answers just might surprise you.
    Tripping the World Fantastic A Journey Through the Music of Our Planet A fascinating journey through the world s musical cultures Every culture on Earth has music Every culture that s ever existed has had it but we don t exactly know why Music is not like food shelter

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    1. An enjoyable and educational book, with aspects of travelogue, science of music , history, and biography Dixon writes in an easy, conversational narrative style and the science never gets too heavy not that that would have been a problem Recommended for fans of world music.

    2. I am normally a fairly exclusive fiction reader, but am trying to challenge myself to delve into other genres often This book was a very good one to take that challenge with I quite enjoyed this book about music, which takes us to some fascinating places across the world like an underground city I d never heard of of course now I completely forget where it was But it was amazing to read about I enjoyed the travel narrative, which tucked facts and theories about music into the journey around the [...]

    3. What goes on in our brains as we listen to or produce music is the focus of of Glenn Dixon s fascinating new book Tripping the World Fantastic He has read all the recent research on the topic and he weaves it into the travels he has taken to share with us the world s music What makes this book unique is that he has made it possible for us to hear what he has heard by following the links on his website tripping the world We can hear the sound of King Tut s trumpets or the greet the sunrise choir [...]

    4. This book could well stand alone as a travel book, but with the addition of the latest research regarding our brains on music, and Dixon s observations and insights on the topic, it becomes far Who knew that the different way in which England and Spain treated their African slaves would have a great effect on the world s music An added bonus to the book is that from the author s website tripping the world we can hear the actual music he heard.

    5. Glenn Dixon joined us at Kingston WritersFest 2013 You can read about Glenn and the Festival here kingstonwritersfest

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