Repetition in music

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2017/08/04 16:58:36 (permalink)

Repetition in music

I came across these 2 Ted Ed videos on repetition in music and earworms. I found them to be worth the listen.
 

 


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    Re: Repetition in music 2017/08/04 19:18:41 (permalink)
    Very interesting.  Really nice, tasteful animation as well.  Thanks for the recommendations.
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    Re: Repetition in music 2017/08/04 19:22:12 (permalink)
    i guess i'm anti ear worm!
     

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    Re: Repetition in music 2017/08/05 13:50:45 (permalink)
    Repetition, paradoxically, is both essential and boring. The trick is to repeat a motif while adding something new to each repetition. 
     
    For extreme examples, listen to Ravel's Bolero or Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King. Very repetitive earworms you can't get out of your head afterward, but no two verses are identical and there are dramatic song dynamics. 
     
    For examples of the opposite extreme, turn on the radio.


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    Re: Repetition in music 2017/08/05 22:07:53 (permalink)
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    Repetition, paradoxically, is both essential and boring. The trick is to repeat a motif while adding something new to each repetition. 
     
    For extreme examples, listen to Ravel's Bolero or Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King. Very repetitive earworms you can't get out of your head afterward, but no two verses are identical and there are dramatic song dynamics. 
     
    For examples of the opposite extreme, turn on the radio.

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