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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 ...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Words and Music

In a dream or half-wakened state it was explained to me why the words could never match the music: melody was already its own poem.

I was on the receiving end of this, but of course I was the dreamer, so this is my idea.

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