Group Questions!

1) Is there a “sweet spot” in terms of musical repetition relating to the enjoyment of the listener?

2) How quickly can we identify the meter of a song, specifically when it is in a complex meter (5/8, 7/8, alternating bars of 3 and 4, etc)? Is there a great difference between musicians and non-musicians in identification? Or between types of musicians?


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  1. Regarding no. 1:

    – Would this be adjacent or non-adjacent repetition?
    – How long would the repeating segments be?
    – How would enjoyment be measured (operationally defined)?

    Regarding no. 2:

    – Would there be some control, e.g., more simple meters, against which performance would be measured?

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