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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 ...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Some more useless concepts

Nature. Nature is the name for everything not man-made. But it is a socially constructed thing, in the sense that the division between nature and everything man-made is a human invention.  If a Martian comes to earth, they would see different kinds of things, and a human artifact would not be different from a beehive or a beaver dam.

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