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Everyone, according to W.A. Mathieu, is musical by nature—it goes right along with being human. And if you don't believe it, this book will convince you. In a series of interrelated short essays, Mathieu takes the reader on a journey through ordinary experiences to open our ears to the rich variety of music that surrounds us but that we are trained to ignore; such as the vEveryone, according to W.A. Mathieu, is musical by nature—it goes right along with being human. And if you don't believe it, this book will convince you. In a series of interrelated short essays, Mathieu takes the reader on a journey through ordinary experiences to open our ears to the rich variety of music that surrounds us but that we are trained to ignore; such as the variety of pitches produced by different objects, like glassware, furniture, drums—anything you can tap; or sounds that hover on the border of music, like laughter, the clinking of glasses in a toast, or the unintentional falsetto produced by yawning. Along the way the author teaches aspects of music theory that nonmusicians might ordinarily shy away from. He reveals the way of music to be a profoundly spiritual path—one that is everyone's birthright....

Title : The Musical Life
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ISBN : 9780877736707
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 252 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Musical Life Reviews

  • Becca
    2019-05-03 19:41

    A bit new-agey for my taste, but the overall themes really stuck with me. He teaches how to bring your musical training into your everyday life (or even non-training), and vice versa. He speaks very well about the relationship between harmony and melody, and the way rhythms pervade every party of a person's life, from birth to death.

  • Leigh
    2019-04-29 14:41

    This book helps you listen to the rhythm of everyday life and to find the music in everyday things. It's a bit healy-feely, which is why I only gave it four starts instead of five. However, the book brings the rhythm and melody of life to a broad audience and for that, I am happy.