Great Books on Music and How it Affects Us
Music the Brain and Ecstasy
Jordain, Robert. Quill 1997
In clear understandable language, Jourdain, expertly guides the reader though a continuum of musical experience: sound, tone, melody, harmony, rhythm, composition, performance, listening, understanding and finally ecstasy.
This is Your Brain on Music
Levitin, Daniel J. Plume 2007
New York Times Bestseller
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists
Scientific American Book Club Selection
In this unprecedented meeting of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explores the connection between music – its performances, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it – and the human brain.
Healing At the Speed of Sound
Campbell, Don & Doman, Alex. Hudson Street Press 2011
A powerful and well researched book showing that sound and music have incredible powerful effects upon human physiology.
The Power of Music
Mannes, Elena. Walker Publishing 2011
About the science of music and how it affects us.