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Why you like it : the science and culture of musical taste

Author: Nolan Gasser
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"From the chief architect of Pandora Radio's Music Genome Project comes a definitive and groundbreaking examination of how your mind, body, and upbringing influence the music you love" -- From book jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nolan Gasser
ISBN: 9781250057198 1250057191
OCLC Number: 1050453905
Description: xi, 706 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: in the ear of the beholder. The rise and rebirth of the savage beast --
A gift of the gods. Under the musical hood: an orientation ; Melody: the face of music ; Interlude A: the evolution of musical taste: music and anthropology --
Bar bands in Andromeda. Harmony: the internal body of music ; Rhythm: the movement of music ; Interlude B: it's the overtones, stupide: music, math, and physics --
Unity and heterogeneity. Form: the shape of music ; Sound: the personality of music ; Interlude C: the singing cerebrum: music and the brain --
Musical metaphors. The musical genotype ; The pop genotype ; Interlude D: at the cellular level: music and cell biology --
Parlez-vous gamelan?. The rock genotype ; The jazz genotype ; Interlude E: listening with an accent: culture and musical taste --
Questioning the omnivore. The hip hop genotype ; The electronica (EDM) genotype ; Interlude F: staking your claim: intraculture and musical taste --
Who are you, anyway?. The world music genotype ; The classical genotype ; Interlude G: mind over music: psychology and musical taste --
Your hit parade. The what and why of musical taste ; Epilogue: living with music.
Other Titles: Science and culture of musical taste
Responsibility: Nolan Gasser.

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"From the chief architect of Pandora Radio's Music Genome Project comes a definitive and groundbreaking examination of how your mind, body, and upbringing influence the music you love" -- From book jacket.

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