Why We Love Repetition in Music

How many times does the chorus repeat in your favorite song? How many times have you listened to that chorus? Repetition in music is everywhere.

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  1. I agree! People forget the significance of repetition and music in the learning process. The part on the study using non repetitive vs digitally altered repetitive music was spot on in the determination of memorable music and music we wont listen to ever again.

  2. That shit literally blew my mind. It makes sense that people prefer repetition because they can focus on each aspect of the phrase. You listen to something once that isn’t repeated and your brain can’t appreciate its different parts

  3. Great video. Repetition is definitely a key factor. Sometimes I enjoy the perfect imperfection of a human playing just ahead or a little behind the beat, but there’s definitely something that happens to the human psyche when a perfectly timed sample is placed equidistant. Perfection be cray. Thanks again!

  4. There was TED Ed experiment, you can watch that on youtube. Mathematics create melody that hasnt any repetitive patterns at all. And then great piano musician played that in public. It was very bad for my ears :) Sorry for my english.
    This video explain that.
    Now i understand why Justin Bieber “Baby” is a hit :). Cuz it has repetitive melody, and repetitive simple word.

  5. Oh those musical EARworms! Annoying when a tune suddenly pops into your mind out of nowhere and you can’t get rid of it. Sadly the only solution I found is to put on the earphones and play a different song.?