Why You Like It {Free Read} BY Nolan Gasser



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    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 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

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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

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    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 f

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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 t

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

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    Self indulgent to an extreme I can see why Imagine you had a big CD collection you love and someone paid you to arrange your collection in different ways And then you get to write a book about it That was or less his job at Pandora Maybe this kind of life changes youMuch like chess playing programs and other expert system

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    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

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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 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 piecess

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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. 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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. 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 Beautiful Bandit (Lone Star Legends, the chief architect of Daddy Rapes His Little Daughter During School 2 Story Bundle the Pandora Radio’s Music Genome Project comes a definitive and groundbreaking examination of how your mind body and upbringing influence Tetris the music you loveEveryone loves music But what is it Fedrekult fra norsk folkeliv i hedensk og kristen tid this sweeping and authoritative book Dr Nolan Gasser a composer pianist and musicologist and Facts of Life the chief architect of Passenger 13 (Ben Hope, the Music Genome Project which powers Pandora Radio breaks down what musical Gansett Island Boxed Set Books 1- 10.5 taste is where it comes from and what our fav. If your book is so boring The Sunday Potluck Club (The Sunday Potluck Club, that every chapter has a disclaimer about it being a boring bit The Mission Primer to slog

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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. 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 jams I remember a specific moment using Pandora during which it threw a Black Keys number on my NeptunesJay Z station The song had the same energy I was going for and a groove deep enough to break your stiletto heel I have really eclectic taste and I was so impressed and pleasantly surprised that it guessed right I think I made a Facebook post about it including multiple exclamation pointsOn this NPR interview with Nolan Gasser he nonchalantly explained how if you like Money by Pink Floyd you d probably like Stravinsky s The Rite of Spring because it s got an unusual rhythmic meter that sort of surprises and delights your ear if you re into that sort of thing If you like You Can t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones you might like Spring from Vivaldi s The Four Seasons because it s got a similar back and forth rocking sort of repeating chord change These tidbits of information burned themselves into my brain forever Genre wise you d never put these pairs of songs together but in reality people aren t locked in to genres and I have favorites from just about every commercial genre out there I wanted to read this book SO BADLY I wanted of these revelatory gems They caused me to hear these beloved songs a little differently think about them insightfully When my local library finally let me know that this book was available to borrow I was so excited When I saw the massive size of this tome 600 pages I became even excitedThe book itself whew It read like a college textbook This isn t a good thing It s DENSE Instead of providing mind blowing inductive examples of how Pandora s Music Genome reasons thus leading to a deeper appreciation for music and its mechanics this book spent hundreds and hundreds of pages on lay music theory and history deducing only gradually some of the real life applications a music lover might be able to take advantage of to discover new favorites The entire introductory section of this book talks about the author s biography and resume as well as the early years of Pandora Let me tell you something If I had been on the developmental editorial team for this book I would have chopped it By hundreds of pages I have a lot of affection for the author and think he s a genius but wanted to scream at this book numerous times Don t bore us get to the chorus andor Shut up and rock I do want to know about what the adult musicologist Nolan Gasser has to say about his youthful fight with his pal over whether Kiss or ueen is the best rock band but I don t want to know all about the financial woes of early Pandora and how they couldn t pay their employees at timesThe Why You Like It website was something I pulled up on my smartphone CONSTANTLY in order to get through this book Musical examples are shown in figures throughout the text printed in musical notation that I can t read The website is helpful not only because it provides playable files for each individual figure but also because it provides links to Pandora playlists so you can hear songs in their entirety Even this isn t perfect though and a few of the figures annoyingly link to the wrong clips I do feel as if I learned a lot and will listen in my favorite music for musicological features of which I wasn t previously aware BUT STILL Immersion is the best way to learn a new language and this book uses too much theory and not enough application in my opinion I struggled through this book but because of my enthusiasm for the subject I still managed to enjoy it It didn t deliver on my expectations but I can t rate it less than three stars It just had too much knowledge in it and I lap that stuff up like nectar