What struck me as most interesting, as a reason I might pick up the book, was learning the psychology behind how and why music evokes various emotions in its listeners. As a musician and creator of music, that sort of information could influence how I write songs to help make them more "sticky." (and by "sticky" I mean catchy--you know the kinds of songs that end up being timeless and evergreen in their popularity)
From the article it sounds like the book also discusses quite a bit of the history of music and traditional music education as it relates to understanding music terms and the math involved with reading and counting notes and measures.
By: Nick Venturella