Over the past few weeks, I’ve made a few posts about our 2-year musical journey. If you’ve missed them, it’s not too late to catch up! Gracie and I are going to be spending the next 2 years studying history, literature, etc. through the lens of Musicals. We’ll be doing this in a variety of ways, including actually attending musical performances, watching musicals on tv/dvd, listening to courses about music and musicals, and reading books (either history-based or books about music). And that is where today’s book review comes in . . .
About the Book
The Magic of Disney Music
It’s all around you. The lyrics, the melodies, the sonic presence of Disney, whether you’re in a theme park, in a movie theater, or browsing a play list. What makes Disney music so, well, magical? Why do these songs get stuck in our heads, and why do they represent, for many of us, the intangible appeal of Disney?
Musician Karl Beaudry examines the art and the science of Disney music, from the technical aspects of a successful Disney song to how Disney uses these songs to enhance the appeal of its films and theme park attractions. You’ll …read more