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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, April 28, 2013

Rhythm Worm

I know people have ear worm where they can't get a tune out of their head. Am I the only person who gets "rhythm worm" where it is a particular musical or prosodic rhythm that gets stuck in my head?

1 comment:

Thomas said...

I get that. And I also find that the melodies that are most likely to stick are those with a "fascinating rhythm".