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Not only is Language is Music useful in acquiring a foreign language, but the resources and websites in the book are valuable for someone who wants to travel. Articles, books and a documentary film by polyglot Susanna Zaraysky about: Fun ways to learn foreign languages The Interpreter. Language Learning & Music. Language is Music is music for the mind! Susanna Zaraysky has crammed this little book with big ideas about how to learn a foreign language, including a.

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Zaraysky has what you might call "an ear" for languages, having used music to successfully learn English, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Serbo-Croatian-all with excellent accents.

Advance Praise for Language is Music "I love it! I think it will help people who want to learn, and those who are curious about additional language learning. Many people want to learn a language but are frightened, or disappointed by the courses they have taken.

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Reading Language is Music will encourage them to try again, on their own and with friendly supporters. With lyrical insight and solid experience, Susanna Zaraysky, author of Language is Music, provides easy steps for learning a language.

Gone are the boring, disconnected strategies that most of us remember from school. You've never learned a language this quickly and easily.

Zaraysky's methods embody fun, connection, rhythm, and above all This book is widely regarded as a classic in musical aesthetics. Its thesis is that the fundamental characteristic of music is the expression and evocation of emotion.

The author mostly concentrates in premodern music although also gives examples by Bartok, Stravinsky and even Schoenberg he humbly realizes in the Preface that his theory does not generally apply to twelve tone and atonal music even when he declares to admire also that music.

The book provides a "vocabulary" of music illustrated This book is widely regarded as a classic in musical aesthetics. The book provides a "vocabulary" of music illustrated with detailed examples, were each intervalic distance is discussed and related to a particular emotion.

Then, sequences of intervals, rhythm and their formal implications are also discussed, showing their 'universality' and how many classical composers have used them consistently to express something: Although I enjoyed reading the book and I agree -to a certain extent- that good music expresses and evokes emotion, I had the impression, after reading the book that -following the author- only premodern music was satisfactory to that end and was therefore 'good' although the book was written in In my view, a theory is good when one can use it not only to describe what is known, but also in some way to understand what is new and to discover and predict something that is not known.

The book does not provide any hint to analyze the expression of complex emotions that are contained in good radical modern music.

I think that such a kind of psychological approaches are doomed to fail when one tries to extend them to these new forms of expression. Nov 17, Kari rated it it was ok Shelves: I only read this because it looked interesting in a bibliography for another book, but the author of that one must have picked the most readily understandable parts for his book, so there wasn't anything else really great in this one.

Same old stuff you've heard if you've ever read a music book. Apr 07, Snufkin rated it really liked it.

Really interesting, and surprising the similarities it brings out! Does go on a bit but definitely worth it. Jon rated it liked it Aug 05, Zeek Twerpy rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Zach Harju rated it really liked it Jun 14, Eduardo Iturrate rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Paul Mcgraw rated it it was ok Dec 14, Judith rated it it was amazing Nov 02, Mark Smith rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Peter rated it it was ok Apr 09, Ryan rated it really liked it Nov 26, Eileen Yuling rated it liked it Mar 26, Isidor rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Roger Quick rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Dave Hatton rated it liked it Oct 15, William rated it it was ok Jun 24, Alex rated it really liked it Apr 21, Pat Muchmore rated it liked it Nov 20, Robert Poortinga rated it really liked it Jan 19, Edward rated it it was amazing Apr 27, English ISBN: About Susanna Zaraysky.

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I wish I had known what was in the book, because once I downloaded it, there wasn't anything I didn't already know or hadn't already tried. Although it is great advice, it is really for individuals who want to improve their language acquisition.

I rarely get any of my students all boys to do anything that is not "required" or on their own. Smart lady, but really just common sense.

Julie Moncada reviewed on on March 6, I got this when the book was on sale because the premise matches my thoughts on the interconnectedness of language and music.Other editions. Small Arrow This is an important collection of scholarly articles, large in scope but perfectly focused.

The new language is alive and not just a list of vocabulary words. In Language is Music, Susanna Zaraysky masterfully shares her listening methods so that anyone can have fun learning any language.

Pick up this book and you too will be all ears!

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