The Musical Number Seven Plus or Minus Two

by Helmut Eder

There seems to be nefarious limitations hard-wired into the human brain to restrict our attention span. Typically, the limiting factor has been found to be-you guessed it; seven, plus or minus two.Whether you are a player or a listener, hopefully this will help you to have a better appreciation of melody in music. (And if you write, to compose better melodies.) Most great music, is really a collection of short musical ideas.

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