Fascinating. Really cool book. Daniel Levitin was a record producer and became a neuroscientist. So he's pretty uniquely qualified to write a book about how the brain processes music. There's some basic stuff on music theory that you can skim if you've taken any music classes, but then he goes into how we process pitch and tempo and rhythm, and how we can tell one instrument from another -- and how a synthesizer can mimic those sounds.... It's all written for a popular audience -- it just felt like a nice opportunity to skim the surface of what a guy like Levitin, researching Music and the Brain, spends his days thinking about, and what some of the key ideas here are. Interesting stuff.