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Lilt: a theory of melody

A melody has to catch the ear. A lilt is an up and down movement that has to be asymmetrical or surprising in some way. It can go up, and ...

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Doing the same things the same way every time can be both comforting and simplifying, increasing efficiency. On the other hand, breaking out of routines that aren't helpful can be liberating. The way to judge whether a given habit should be abandoned is whether it is creates an unnecessary obstacle, a hurdle you have to jump over. You should continually refine your routines rather than simply sticking to them or giving them up altogether.

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