Why did humans start making music? 4 theories explored in Tim Falconer's Bad Singer

Tim Falconer loves music, but has never been able to hold a tune. To remedy this, he starts taking singing lessons with Toronto vocal coach Micah Barnes, but hits a small setback when he learns that he is part of the 2.5 per cent of the population that is scientifically tone deaf. Throughout his journey, Tim explores the science of music, from its effect on the human brain to its origins in human evolution.

Bad Singer is equal parts a scientific exploration and a love letter to music. In the infographic below, we've summarized four of the theories Tim discusses about why early humans may have invented music.

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