• Repetition is a good thing - TED Talk by Colin Morris
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This is a fascinating, and at times funny, scientific talk all about  repetition , particularity in pop music.
It's well worth diving into this I think, particularity if you producing songs for commercial consumption.



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Using foundational computer science theories, Colin Morris focuses on understanding trends in popular music. Borrowing from the areas of bioinformatics and compression algorithms, he shows that the lyrics of pop songs have become substantially more repetitive over the decades. Having established that, Morris tries to convince listeners that this is actually a good thing. He traces repetition in pop lyrics back to its poetic roots, and shows that, rather than being formulaic and recycled, repetitive songs show fascinating diversity. He suggests listeners stop thinking about repetitive earworms as guilty pleasures, and instead think of them as virtuous ones. Colin Morris is a data scientist and educator based in Toronto with a Master's in Computational Linguistics. His work often involves applying computational techniques to the analysis and appreciation of popular music. Most recently, he has analyzed trends in lyrical repetition of hit songs. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
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Re: Repetition is a good thing - TED Talk by Colin Morris
Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 13:39:25
80% compressible, 43% La by volume.     


Ha,ha  :lol:  I love it. :D
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