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Bad Singer : The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music (Hardcover) (Tim Falconer)

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Author and journalist Tim Falconer – a self-confessed "bad singer"– is one of only 2.5 percent of the population that has been afflicted with amusia, ie: he is scientifically tone-deaf. Bad Singer chronicles his quest to understand the brain science behind tone-deafness and to search for ways to retrain the adult brain. He is tested by numerous scientists who are as fascinated with him as he is with them. He also investigates why we love music and deconstructs what we are really hearing when we listen to it. Throughout this journey of scientific and psychological discovery, he puts theory to practice by taking voice and breathing lessons with a voice coach in order to achieve his personal goal: a public display of his singing abilities. A work of scientific discovery, musicology, and personal odyssey, Bad Singer is a fascinating, insightful, and highly entertaining account from an award-winning journalist and author.
Number of Pages: 325
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Music, Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Tim Falconer
Language: English
Street Date: February 14, 2017
TCIN: 51836038
UPC: 9781770894457
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-0431
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