What Is Music?

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 4 - Do We Even Need Instruments Anymore?

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Can instruments be anything? We look at history of instruments, see if people can tell the difference between a 'real' and 'virtual' clarinet, and Linda and Dan challenge each other to a $20 DIY instrument build off.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Why Do Humans Love A Good Beat?

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What's happening in our brain when we hear a groove? We discover how our brains 'lock on' to a beat - and Dan learns how to dance.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Why Does Music Give You Goosebumps?

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Why does that song give you shivers? We ask experts about the alchemy of music, emotion and memory - and Linda and Dan try to give each other 'skin orgasms'.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Why Do We Sing?

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What parts of the body get used when a singer belts out a tune? We go to a voice lab to find out and some professional vocalists play some singing roulette.

Season 1, Episode 10 - How Do You Score A Film?

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Wondered how film scores evolved over time? Dan composes five scores for five film scenes starring Linda, taking us from silent era to the modern blockbuster.