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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: DreamerOracle
Are you talking about the "ear worm" phenomenon, or original melodies that seem to arise spontaneously? If the latter, I love getting melodies in this fashion. I got one the other day. Damn shame I didn't record it or write it down, but it's a fairly regular occurrence for me. I try to record them whenever possible; I've come to see it as a disrespect to the Muse to let them drift away.
These melodies are typically so much more imbued with a natural musical quality than the melodies that I sit down to write with intention. Sometimes, it isn't a fully fleshed out melody, but a series of rhythmless intervals onto which I then impose rhythm, accent pattern, or some sort of motivic development, or move it back and forth within a bar, or try new time sigs, etc.
I am a musician, so a lot of this comes naturally now, but I think I've always heard music in my head. That's probably why I became a musician.
Love those damn melodies! Jeez I really need to go work on some music.
originally posted by: Forensick
I have the Hole in my Bucket dear Liser rhyme going around and around and around like the circular argument it is, you think tinnitus is back, 6 weeks i have had this!
originally posted by: DAVID64
I hear music in my head all the time. Kind of like a soundtrack for life. Of course, I listen to music on and off all day depending on what I'm doing so it's natural for it to continue in my head when I turn it off. I also have a bit of an odd talent. All I need is to hear the first note of any song I've ever heard and I can tell you what the song is and who plays it.
Had this stuck in my head yesterday, it didn't really have a connection to anything going on.
my wife wishes I would concentrate on my stories instead of Carpentry maybe one day but not at the moment.
originally posted by: thesingingsaint
a reply to: Forensick
with what shall I fix it dear Georgie dear Georgie...
I feel your pain. I clicked this thread because YES I do have something stuck..
"I'm just a kid who's 4 each day I grow some more I like exploring I'm Caillou..."
I don't use the word hate a lot, but I hate caillou.
It's the fact it happens so often that everyone usually chalks it off to just one of those tunes that just pops in there but... there may be more to it. Even I used to do the same,
originally posted by: DreamerOracle
a reply to: djz3ro
Indeed a plethora of musical tastes ... "I am now curious to look into the why of it all" me also, thus the thread. You may find some of the time those tunes that just pop in your head may have some form of reasoning but unfortunately in the one example you gave it's just a simple case of a VERY, VERY addictive ditty I'd like to thank you for putting it in my head for the next several hours
originally posted by: Noinden
a reply to: DreamerOracle
While I understand why people might equate Bohemian Rhapsody to an actual killing. There is a good level of evidence that the song, is metaphorical, and Freddie was "coming out" to either his mother or his girl friend. He "killed a man" (the image they might have had of a straight Freddie (as opposed to the Bisexual one)).
But on the whole, songs (especially ones like BoRap) elicit feelings in people. So I understand what seeing news of a mass shooting might do if you had that song in your mind. Any particular part of the song?
Also given the number of mass shootings these days? Waking to news of one, is not shocking, sadly.