By Joshua Leeds
Trade paperback book
302 pages, 6.00 x 9.00″
What we hear, and how we process it, has a far greater impact daily living than we realize. From the womb to the moment we die we are surrounded by sound, and what we hear can either energize or deplete our nervous systems. It is no exaggeration to say that what goes into our ears can harm us or heal us.
Joshua Leeds – a pioneer in the application of music for health, learning, and productivity – explains how sound can be a powerful ally. He explores the effects of tone, tempo, and pattern and how auditory dysfunction may result in difficulties with learning and social interactions. He offers innovation techniques designed to invigorate auditory skills and provide balanced sonic environments.
In this revised and updated edition of The Power of Sound, Leeds includes current research, extensive resources, analysis of the maturing field of soundwork, and a look at the effect of sound on animals. He also provides a new 75-minute CD of psychoacoustically designed classical music for a direct experience of the effect of simplified sound on the nervous system. With new information on how to use music and sound for enhanced health and productivity, The Power of Sound provides readers with practical solutions for vital and sustained well-being.
Includes a 75-Minute CD to Enhance Learning and Wellness
About the Author:
Joshua Leeds is a sound researcher, educator, and music producer with 40 hours of specialized soundtracks used in clinics, classrooms, and animal care facilities worldwide. He specializes in the field of psychoacoustics, the study of the effect of music and sound on the human nervous system, and bioacoustics, how human sound affects other living beings. The author of Through a Dog’s Ear, and Sonic Alchemy, he lives in southern Oregon.
Praise for Power of Sound, How to Be Healthy and Productive Using Music and Sound
“A magnificent addition to the growing body of literature devoted to the newly emerging field of sound therapy by an author who has been instrumental in its development and recognition. Insightful, lucid, and engaging, The Power of Sound is the first important book on sound therapy for the twenty-first century. It should be read by anyone interested in the true nature of music;s potential as a healing modality. Bravo, Mr Leeds!”
-Randall McClellan, Ph.D., author of The Healing Forces of Music
“ An indispensable guidebook to a new awareness of sound and an exceptional resource for personal and professional use. Educators, therapists, and anyone with ears will find Joshua Leed’s work inspiring and practical as they endeavor to promote learning, performance, and well-being.”
-Shelia Smith Allen, MA, OTR, BCP, codirector of Pediatric Therapeutics