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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 ...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

One day I remember hearing something on the radio and thinking: oh, I didn't know there were recordings with Art Blakey and Paul Chambers together. I like this story because it makes me look more of a jazz expert than I really am. The point, though, is that there is a level of granularity in one's knowledge that is essential.

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