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This is what it sounds like : what the music you love says about you / Susan Rogers and Ogi Ogas.

Rogers, Susan, 1956- (author.). Ogas, Ogi, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 781.11 ROG (Text) 33500013674908 New Available -
Greenbush Public Library 781.11 ROG (Text) 35500006616740 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393541250
  • ISBN: 0393541258
  • Physical Description: x, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2022]

Content descriptions

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Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Overture -- Authenticity : this is what expression sounds like -- Realism : this is what music looks like -- Novelty : this is what risk-taking sounds like -- Melody : this is what music feels like -- Lyrics : this is what identity sounds like -- Rhythm : this is what music moves like -- Timbre : this is what music conjures -- Form and function : this is what it sounds like to a record producer -- Falling in love : the music of you -- Coda.
Summary, etc.:
"A legendary record producer-turned-brain scientist explains why you fall in love with music. This Is What It Sounds Like is a journey into the science and soul of music that reveals the secrets of why your favorite songs move you. But it's also a story of a musical trailblazer who began as a humble audio tech in Los Angeles to became Prince's chief engineer for Purple Rain, and then create other No. 1 hits (including Barenaked Ladies' "One Week") as one of the most successful female record producers of all time. Now an award-winning professor of cognitive neuroscience, Susan Rogers leads readers to musical self-awareness. She explains that we each possess a unique "listener profile" based on our brain's natural response to seven key dimensions of any song. Are you someone who prefers lyrics or melody? Do you like music "above the neck" (intellectually stimulating), or "below the neck" (instinctual and rhythmic)? Whether your taste is esoteric or mainstream, Rogers guides readers to recognize their musical personality, and offers language to describe one's own unique taste. Like most of us, Rogers is not a musician, but she shows that all of us can be musical-simply by being an active, passionate listener. While exploring the science of music and the brain, Rogers also takes us behind the scenes of record-making, using her insider's ear to illuminate the music of Prince, Frank Sinatra, Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, and many others. She shares records that changed her life, contrasts them with those that appeal to her coauthor and students, and encourages you to think about the records that define your own identity. Told in a lively and inclusive style, This Is What It Sounds Like will refresh your playlists, deepen your connection to your favorite artists, and change the way you listen to music"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 November #2
    In this frequently captivating but somewhat misnamed debut book from Rogers, coauthored with science writer Ogas, the Berklee College of Music professor outline seven areas that define musical taste: authenticity, realism, novelty, melody, lyrics, rhythm, and timbre. Through these categories, Rogers carefully dissects music ranging from the Beatles to Daft Punk and beyond. While the book at first seems like a primer on the intricacies of musical taste, Rogers and Ogas end up revealing more about the business of music than the subtitle suggests. With an accessible and explanatory style, Rogers details her background and experience as she takes readers on this musical journey. Throughout, Rogers cues readers to listen to specific songs that illustrate her points, and a streaming playlist of the songs discussed in the book is promised, though was not yet available at the time of review. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Music > Psychological aspects.
Music appreciation > Psychological aspects.
MUSIC / History & Criticism.
Music > Psychological aspects.

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