september 2007

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Thirty-five brainiac scientists studied the melodic, dynamic, rhythmic, and aural content of 1 million songs written between 1955 and 2010, according to a report published in 2012 by the Spanish National Research Council. This exhaustive study confirmed what you already know: Music is growing more homogeneous every year. According to the report, “Diversity of … note combinations … has consistently diminished in the last 50 years. Not only are the melodies of songs more similar than they used to be, the timbral palette employed—the sounds of the instruments—has also grown narrower." In short, science says modern music is un-dynamic, rehashed melodies combined with limited tones.
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