A Must Read Book For Guitarists And All Musicians
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I just finished reading The Power Of Music by Elena Mannes and I suggest you give it a look too.  Nope, it’s not a dopey new-age thing at all, despite the title.

This is a fantastic book about biology and neurology and how music actually works inside your brain and body.  It’s about how scientists are starting to be able to pinpoint exactly which parts of the brain contribute to music and how those parts of the brain (and body) can actually be CHANGED by music.  It’s stunning stuff.

Why should you as a guitarist bother with it?  In short, brain hacks.  When you understand how your own brain deals with music and learning, you’ll understand how to go about your guitar studies in an easier way.

This book is not definitive by any means.  It can’t be.  This field of study is simply too new.  If you enjoy this one, also be sure to check out anything by Daniel Levitin, who also writes fascinating stuff about the science of music.

If you’ve read The Power of Music, leave me a comment below and let me know what you think about it.

Phil Johnson
http://www.GetHotOnElectricGuitar.com The Power Of Music by Elena Mannes and I suggest you give it a look too.  Nope, it’s not a dopey new-age thing at all, despite the title.

This is a fantastic book about biology and neurology and how music actually works inside your brain and body.  It’s about how scientists are starting to be able to pinpoint exactly which parts of the brain contribute to music and how those parts of the brain (and body) can actually be CHANGED by music.  It’s stunning stuff.

Why should you as a guitarist bother with it?  In short, brain hacks.  When you understand how your own brain deals with music and learning, you’ll understand how to go about your guitar studies in an easier way.

This book is not definitive by any means.  It can’t be.  This field of study is simply too new.  If you enjoy this one, also be sure to check out anything by Daniel Levitin, who also writes fascinating stuff about the science of music.

If you’ve read The Power of Music, leave me a comment below and let me know what you think about it.

Phil Johnson
http://www.GetHotOnElectricGuitar.com

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