[Nolan Gasser] â Why You Like It [feminism PDF] Read Online É 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, biolo 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 theor 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 ev