Friday, September 9, 2016
So, humans like patterns. We just can't get enough of some of them.
We latch onto certain patterns we like and subconsciously use them over and over- leading to the perennial problem of originality, copyright and ensuing legal action.
An intriguing article over on The Pattering highlights what the author has dubbed "The Millennial Whoop," or a "glorious obsession with the melodic alteration between the fifth and the third" note. It's a musical pattern that's begun to characterize the generation's pop songs, and the piece conveniently provides links to the abundant examples.
Also curious is the application of thus very same pattern across cultures, and in the common practice of "baby talk" when adults to infants.
Check it out.