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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 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.

Synopsis:

Everyone, according to the author, is musical by nature. And if you don't believe it, this book will convince you. With inspirational essays, Mathieu takes the reader on a journey through ordinary experiences to open our ears to the rich variety of music that surrounds us.

About the Author

W. A. Mathieu is a composer, musician, and teacher whose career has included work with Second City, The Committee, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, the San Francisco Conservatory, Mills College, and the Sufi Choir. He has recorded several solo piano albums, including Available Light (Windham Hill).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877736707
Author:
Mathieu, W. A.
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Author:
Mathieu, W. A.
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Philosophy and aesthetics
Subject:
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Theory
Subject:
Appreciation
Subject:
Music-Theory and Composition
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1115.
Publication Date:
19940531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
8.50x5.66x.61 in. .74 lbs.

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