Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How Music Works by John Powell Review and Giveaway (Closed)

Book Description:

What makes a musical note different from any other sound? How can you
tell if you have perfect pitch? Why do 10 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.

About the Author:
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 in Great Britain.  

Often, books that that have alot of details and technical information puts me to sleep. However, How Music Works was right on! It was interesting, easy to read, and it is actually very funny! In this book you can find out information nobody has really ever explained and/or talked about . I particularly liked the part where John explains how Punk Rock and Opera have things in common! They actually have things in common? I know! That's what I was thinking when I started reading about it! 
 I loved it!

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Giveaway Ends on :  Nov. 30th, 2010 at 10 pm CST
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I received no compensation for doing this review. I did receive a review copy in order to give my HONEST review. Winners will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to reply to the winning email or I will pick a new winner!





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  1. Why would I like to win this book? I'm a musician studying Music Education in college. I play piano and violin, and would love to have this book. Music (and books) are my passion's in life, and any this book sounds like an amazing read!

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  4. I would love to win this book for either of my girls...they are musicians to the core.

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  13. I played music in high school and college and this raises some interesting questions I would like to know the answers too! Thanks

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  18. I actually do not want to win this book (I just bought it in iBooks) but wanted to chime in (in perfect tune) to say that it is a delight to read.

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  19. we are a very musical family,my hubby was a part of the MFSB group, associated with gamble and huff. all the grandkids play something so this would be a great book for 3 generations!!! samarcy59atyahoodotcom

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  20. This sounds like it would not only be entertaining, but educational, can't beat that

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  21. I would LOVE to win this book for my teen. She is so into music and is teaching herself how to compose music. Thanks for the chance!

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  33. I would like to win this book because I love music, but have never had the chance to take music lessons. I can learn something from this book. LPoser1 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  38. I would love this because tho my husband is an audiophile and can hear textures in music, I can't hear much except loud and soft, so would love to train my ears and understand music.
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  42. I'd love to win for this reason: I would give the book to my mother's husband... he reads constantly and is often looking for something 'new'. This is right up his alley!
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  48. I would like to win this book because I love music and would like to know more about it. I am also deaf which makes music even more cherished.

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  50. I would like to win because it's a very interesting subject! Now I'm intrigued as to what punk rock and opera have in common, LOL

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  51. I'd love to win this book. I read at least 4 books a week. And I love music, wouldn't this be the perfect read :)

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  56. I would like to win this for my daughter who plays piano, guitar and saxophone.
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  57. I would love to win this for my sons. They are both considering majoring (or at least minoring) in music at college.
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  59. I like listening to music and I love learning new things. This sounds like a really interesting topic.

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  60. I would enjoy reading this. Thanks.

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  64. I would LOVE to win because we are a music loving family. I would give this to my college daughter who has played in school and community orchestras for 10 years now. She loves music theory and I'm sure could appreciate this book. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  69. I'd love to win a copy of this book because I'm a huge music buff and audiophile and have always been curious about the science and psychology behind aesthetic preferences and enjoyment of all forms of art (especially music), and I'm hoping I can learn a lot from this book to enhance my own listening experiences. Thanks!

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    i want to win the book because I am the biggest music fan on the planet, and this could be one of the best books i've ever read

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  91. i would love to win because i love music
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  93. I am very eclectic in my musical taste and I think this book could help me understand why.

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  94. It sounds like an interesting read :)

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  95. I sing all over the place (theaters, choirs, etc) and would love to get a little more education without paying university prices.
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