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Looking for a book about music

  1. Aug 13, 2013 #1
    I want to know about music. It should be something that starts with what music is, how humans started it, why humans are stimulated by it. Further it should give a brief description about idea of solfege, music notation, rhythm and how we develop new songs.

    The latter part is music theory which I can find plenty resources. The first part is what I really want to know. Any recommendations?
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  3. Aug 14, 2013 #2


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    Try Phillip Ball's "The Music Instinct"
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