How Music Does That
By Dale McGowan
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Music -- just vibrations in the air -- can make you feel heartbroken or elated, peaceful or stabby, inspired to save the whales or to invade Poland. This is how music does that.
||CleanEp 10: The Music That Broke My Heart||Without lyrics or even a descriptive title -- nothing but vibrations in the air -- this piece brings people to tears. Here's how.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9: Every Note is a Chord||It's a hidden key to music's emotional power. And it's not all that hidden.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8: The Moment I Surrendered to John Williams||I had never felt so tangibly dropped into another world.||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7: The Most Hopeful Music in the World||Even starting this piece was an act of pure optimism. Now to finish it.||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6: Cage Unlocked||Silence is just the beginning.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5: The Masterpiece I Never Heard Of||In which two little kids knew a big thing I didn't know. And I'm okay with that. No really, I'm fine.||9/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4: Let's Get Sad with Galileo's Dad||A gorgeous technique to unify emotion in music has been passed down from the Renaissance to Radiohead.||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3: When Truman Touches the Wall||From a Bach fugue to Diana's funeral to Truman's wall, this technique is the music of finality.||9/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2: The Strange DNA of a Surf Song||The edgy, powerful electric guitar tune that kicks off Pulp Fiction has a long and surprising history.||9/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 1: The Evolution of Cool||The quality of "cool" in music has deep roots in the evolution of the brain.||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting, Fun and Informative!
Such a neato podcast. It is interesting, fun, funny, and informative. If you like music, you will like it, if you like science, you will like it, if you like curiosity, you will like it. Dale’s laid-back personality and his honest enthusiasm for the subject matter makes it easy to want to be a music theory scholar!