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Why you like it the science and culture of musical taste

Gasser, Nolan (author.).


"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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  • ISBN: 9781250057198
  • ISBN: 1250057191
  • ISBN: 9781250057204
  • Physical Description: xi, 706 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [661]-694) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Subject: Music appreciation
Popular music genres
Music appreciation
Popular music genres
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Pop Vocal

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