Questions tagged [music]

For questions regarding the sensation or perception of the musical form within the brain, or the creativity involved in writing music.

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Is the effect of music on stress just due to beat entrainment?

Different music genres have different beat and rhythm patterns. The lower beat and rhythm frequencies are similar to the frequency of heartbeat and this relax us. However in my opinion, it's relevant ...
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Why can good music raise goosebumps?

Listening to really good music right now, I was wondering why it raises goosebumps. Is there any physiological reason for this reaction to specific wavelengths or something? Due sometimes strong ...
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Is there a model for designing a tracklist to get the most engaged reaction from a crowd at a rock concert?

At a recent rock concert, I noticed that the "headliner" is almost always preceded by several bands whose job it is to "warm up the crowd," and that during those "opener acts," the crowd does indeed ...
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Testing earworms without ethical problems

Earworms (or sometimes referred as sticky tunes, involuntary musical imagery, stuck songs) is a phenomenon that many people experience in their daily lives. Although several studies suggest that they ...
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What is the definition of song in the speech to song illusion?

I have been looking at Diana Deutsch's "speech-to-song" illusion and I don't understand what she means by song. I have written a lot of music and I don't hear anything that sounds like a song in her ...
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Innateness of perceiving music as happy or sad

From John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, book 2, chapter 9: I shall here insert a problem of that very ingenious and studious promoter of real knowledge, the learned and worthy ...
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Does learning to compose music change our perceptions? Even without playing or singing

I am aware that the music and IQ question has already been asked. But I am not focused on IQ or intelligence here. Let me explain. Four years ago I taught myself music from scratch; I didn't know what ...
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Why do we like music?

Why does music sound good to us? Why is it that a single guitar bend, blues riff on a piano, or a scream by a singer can cause us such a sensation? What makes it better than just noise? As a ...