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Gasser claims to shed insight on music tastes, but I didn t think the genres and genotypes idea was very relatable since I listen to music from multiple genres Plus I only recognized two of the songs on his list.I ve taken basic harmony and was in bands through high school and skimming over the theory sections I am pretty sure nobody with no music theory knowledge could have made sense of this book Plus the writing style is kind of longwinded, and the musical notation isn t printed in a very high resolution which irks me.Plus Hey, now I know the chord progression for an Eminem song. I loved this book, probably because I had been waiting for someone to answer exactly that question 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 everything.Nolan Gasser provides a thorough and detailed explanation of the science behind music, citing authors and research and giving examples of music works and artists as he goes He also analyses five musical works for each style genotype , using both well known works and less known pieces His encyclopedic knowledge offers context to every point he makes.He organized the book mixing strictly musical chapters music theory and song analysis and science chapters anthropology, physics, neuroscience, biology, culture, psychology I must admit that the biology chapter Interlude D felt like a bit of a stretch, but then again, maybe it s because I don t like biology very much The book contains the links to a web page where you can hear the music fragments used in the examples.You ll enjoy this book if You are a music lover You are analytical and curious enough to learn about seemingly unrelated topics You have basic knowledge of how to play an instrument and read music as in you learned this as a child You are not afraid of long books Still not sure if this book is for you Check his TEDx talk, if you re curious for , read the book #Free E-pub Ø Why You Like It à 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 Us In 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 Favorite 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 Queen 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 Tools 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 DeeplyWhy 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 Again Best for someone with at least some perfunctory musical understanding e.g the ability to read music , but immensely informative and thoughtful. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review I had a really hard time with this Although the idea and premise of it I found to be super interesting, i just couldn t keep reading I found myself daydreaming as i was following along reading Sorry I received my copy through the publisher in Goodreads Giveaways Super 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. An intense book that goes way in depth on the subject Not for the novice I think but those really into music theory will learn a lot in my opinion. I put several hours into the book and decided to abort the book I made the mistake of expecting of a neuroscience type of a book based on the title The approach of the book might be very valid for lots of people, but I think the author is trying to reach too many people with one very big book A successful product might be to discuss the Pandora experience in one book, the music genome project in simplicity for non musicians in another book, and the advanced aspects of the music genome project in a third book Because of the length of the book, I decided to spend my efforts elsewhere I also would recommend a professional reader for the book for Audible For me, the sad tones in Nolan Gasser s voice worked against my listening pleasure I am rating this book 3 stars because I do think the title is misleading, the book is too long, and the attempt to reach everyone in one book is too ambitious I really wanted to love this book, but I do not think that I would learn Why I Like What I Like, any better by continuing the reading. 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 frequencies 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 frequencies, 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 frequency and rhythm should carry such resonance within us, and why our individuality could shape on our behalf a unique 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. 6.5 10If 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 relatable dive into music structure and why people have certain affinity for various songs and genres The portion describing the history of Pandora and his role creating it s musical taste database is fascinating However, once he moves into music structure and how to classify it, Gasser just can t help himself As the type of analytic person to develop his music genome project, he can t summarize He starts in on a topic and has to tell you everything he knows about it What is supposed to be an overview that someone without any music background can follow, becomes a deep dive into music theory I have a bit of music background, having played piano for four years and having sung in a choir in high school and I found myself completely lost at times It didn t help that the website that is supposed to contain music clips and extra material doesn t really work I m glad I read this and there were a lot of absolutely fascinating portions, but a good editor should have sat down with Gasser and explained that in order to reach a broader audience, he needed to make the book he d described in the first chapter.