( Pdf ) Why You Like It Author Nolan Gasser


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  • Why You Like It
  • Nolan Gasser
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  • 07 June 2018
  • 9781250057204

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  1. says:

    6510If Gasser had actually written the book he outlines at the beginning this might be one of my favorite books ever As the primary architect of the music genome project he states that his intentions are to write a pretty r

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    ' We tend to take too much of our musical taste for granted But it is not to be taken for granted that the laws of physics and mathematics stipulate that steady freuencies produce overtones that align in perfect proportions stacking up to produce intervals that comprise major minor and dominant 7th chords It is not to be taken for granted that we humans evolved a capacity to hear individual tones across a wide bandwidth of freuencies to dis

  3. says:

    If your book is so boring that every chapter has a disclaimer about it being a boring bit to slog through before a payoff perhaps you should rethink your writing strategy

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    I first heard of Nolan Gasser during a work commute listen to NPR's All Things Considered He was being interviewed about this book and was introduced as chief musicologist and architect of Pandora Radio's Music Genome Project Now I've been using Pandora for years and years From season to season it remembers my favorite Christmas music my favorite sassy Beyonce inspired jams and my favorite Southern soul rock j

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    I loved this book probably because I had been waiting for someone to answer exactly that uestion why do I like that song in particular? Is it because it’s in A minor? The chord progression? The singer’s voice? The bass line? I read John Powell’s How Music Works some years ago but somewhat felt short of explaining everythingNolan Gasser provides a thorough and detailed explanation of the science behind m

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    Best for someone with at least some perfunctory musical understanding eg the ability to read music but immensely informative and thoughtful

  7. says:

    Self indulgent to an extreme I can see why Imagine you had a big CD collection you love and someone paid you to arrange you

  8. says:

    This is a topic I am fascinated by and although I have a modicum of musical knowledge from piano lessons school band and community choir I have never studied music theory This looked like exactly the right book to describe in layman's terms why I loved John Denver when I was in high school but a good friend preferred Elton John and those weird kids in French class were obsessed with Kiss An additional layer of

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    Despite my rating I actually really like the musical learning I gleaned from this book As an extremely amature musician myself I re

  10. says:

    I received my copy through the publisher in Goodreads GiveawaysSuper well researched and broad in scope but hard to recommend for a casual reader This feels like a tome for a music theory major than a pop neuroscience book

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Why You Like It

From the chief architect of the Pandora Radio’s Music Genome Project comes a definitive and groundbreaking examination of how your mind body and upbringing influence the music you loveEveryone loves music But what is it that makes music so universally beloved and have such a powerful effect on usIn this sweeping and authoritative book Dr Nolan Gasser a composer pianist and musicologist and the chief architect of the Music Genome Project which powers Pandora Radio breaks down what musical taste is where it comes from and what our fav. We tend to take too much of our musical taste for granted But it is not to be taken for granted that the laws of physics and mathematics stipulate that steady freuencies produce overtones that align in perfect proportions stacking up to produce intervals that comprise major minor and dominant 7th chords It is not to be taken for granted that we humans evolved a capacity to hear individual tones across a wide bandwidth of freuencies to discern octaves fifths and triads as pleasing entities or to experience music as a viable means to communicate meaning emotion and social bonding It is not to be taken for granted that our brains developed an ability to perceive process and remember complex patterns of pitch and rhythm and to forge them into rich and distinct syntaxes marked by specific pitch distributions rhythmic grouping and repetitive schema It is not to be taken for granted that based on where we are born and raised we are given access to broad traditions of music that whether we like them or not are heard and experienced as home with rules and tendencies we can understand explore and cultivate And it is not to be taken for granted that the classes social circles and intracultures we travel in seed in us the candidates of our individual musical taste Much that is had to happen before our psychology our personality and individual identity could ever be in a position to deliberate between two Beatles songs or any other musical exemplars you can think of They are all part of the miracle of music why mere freuency and rhythm should carry such resonance within us and why our individuality could shape on our behalf a uniue and fully personal musical taste It is something not to take for granted but rather something to resoundingly celebrate to explore and to take as seriously and joyfully as we can The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox upbringing influence the music you loveEveryone loves music But what is it that makes music so The Illusionists universally beloved and have such a powerful effect on Planet of the Bugs usIn this sweeping and authoritative book Dr Nolan Gasser a composer pianist and musicologist and the chief architect of the Music Genome Project which powers Pandora Radio breaks down what musical taste is where it comes from and what our fav. We tend to take too much of our musical taste for granted But it is not to be taken for granted that the laws of physics and mathematics stipulate that steady freuencies produce overtones that align in perfect proportions stacking Fishes of the Open Ocean up to produce intervals that comprise major minor and dominant 7th chords It is not to be taken for granted that we humans evolved a capacity to hear individual tones across a wide bandwidth of freuencies to discern octaves fifths and triads as pleasing entities or to experience music as a viable means to communicate meaning emotion and social bonding It is not to be taken for granted that our brains developed an ability to perceive process and remember complex patterns of pitch and rhythm and to forge them into rich and distinct syntaxes marked by specific pitch distributions rhythmic grouping and repetitive schema It is not to be taken for granted that based on where we are born and raised we are given access to broad traditions of music that whether we like them or not are heard and experienced as home with rules and tendencies we can Out of Bounds (Boundaries, understand explore and cultivate And it is not to be taken for granted that the classes social circles and intracultures we travel in seed in Grass, Sky, Song us the candidates of our individual musical taste Much that is had to happen before our psychology our personality and individual identity could ever be in a position to deliberate between two Beatles songs or any other musical exemplars you can think of They are all part of the miracle of music why mere freuency and rhythm should carry such resonance within Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos us and why our individuality could shape on our behalf a The Illusionists uniue and fully personal musical taste It is something not to take for granted but rather something to resoundingly celebrate to explore and to take as seriously and joyfully as we can

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Orite songs say about usDr Gasser delves into the science psychology and sociology that explains why humans love music so much; how our brains process music; and why you may love ueen but your best friend loves Kiss He sheds light on why babies can clap along to rhythmic patterns and reveals the reason behind why different cultures across the globe identify the same kinds of music as happy sad or scary Using easy to follow notated musical scores Dr Gasser teaches music fans how to become engaged listeners and provides them with the to. Best for someone with at least some perfunctory musical understanding eg the ability to read music but immensely informative and thoughtful

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Ols to enhance their musical preferences He takes readers under the hood of their favorite genres pop rock jazz hip hop electronica world music and classical and covers songs from Taylor Swift to Led Zeppelin to Kendrick Lamar to Bill Evans to Beethoven and through their work introduces the musical concepts behind why you hum along tap your foot and feel deeply Why You Like It will teach you how to follow the musical discourse happening within a song and thereby empower your musical taste so you will never hear music the same way agai. Despite my rating I actually really like the musical learning I gleaned from this book As an extremely amature musician myself I read music and enjoy it but I didn t understand much music theory This gave me a good overview of those concepts and how to look at music as the sum of it s parts allowing you to notice commonalities between piecessongs that otherwise wouldn t be obvious And even if you don t read music the companion website provides samples for the examples in the book so you can hear what is being presented as you go alongSo why not 4 or 5 stars Well the reader needs to be dedicated to get through this Gasser set out to help the general public understand their musical taste better but I can t see the general public picking this book up which is a shame really He knows his topic extremely well but because he wants to cover as much as possible regarding music he is prone to tangents and side discussions that can go for multiple pages and distract from the main premise and that makes this dense long book even denser and longerI also see a lot of what I would call defensive writing in the interlude chapters This involves explaining theories in detail even if they aren t aligned with current thinking seemingly just to make it clear that he did his research and then backing away from it and explaining why some other theory is better I felt like he could have clarified and streamlined the book a bit by glossing over the older outdated theories and emphasising which direction he believed was correct upfrontIn the end I am still thinking about this book and it s concepts as I listen to music in my day to day life so for me this book is a success If you have the patience to sit with the content and really take the time to digest it I think it might be for you too The Illusionists under the hood of their favorite genres pop rock jazz hip hop electronica world music and classical and covers songs from Taylor Swift to Led Zeppelin to Kendrick Lamar to Bill Evans to Beethoven and through their work introduces the musical concepts behind why you hum along tap your foot and feel deeply Why You Like It will teach you how to follow the musical discourse happening within a song and thereby empower your musical taste so you will never hear music the same way agai. Despite my rating I actually really like the musical learning I gleaned from this book As an extremely amature musician myself I read music and enjoy it but I didn t Planet of the Bugs understand much music theory This gave me a good overview of those concepts and how to look at music as the sum of it s parts allowing you to notice commonalities between piecessongs that otherwise wouldn t be obvious And even if you don t read music the companion website provides samples for the examples in the book so you can hear what is being presented as you go alongSo why not 4 or 5 stars Well the reader needs to be dedicated to get through this Gasser set out to help the general public Fishes of the Open Ocean understand their musical taste better but I can t see the general public picking this book Out of Bounds (Boundaries, up which is a shame really He knows his topic extremely well but because he wants to cover as much as possible regarding music he is prone to tangents and side discussions that can go for multiple pages and distract from the main premise and that makes this dense long book even denser and longerI also see a lot of what I would call defensive writing in the interlude chapters This involves explaining theories in detail even if they aren t aligned with current thinking seemingly just to make it clear that he did his research and then backing away from it and explaining why some other theory is better I felt like he could have clarified and streamlined the book a bit by glossing over the older outdated theories and emphasising which direction he believed was correct Grass, Sky, Song upfrontIn the end I am still thinking about this book and it s concepts as I listen to music in my day to day life so for me this book is a success If you have the patience to sit with the content and really take the time to digest it I think it might be for you too