Music taster session

This online taster session will give you an insight into what it's like to study Music at university. You'll have the chance to hear from our Music academics, participate in a taster lecture and engage with current Music undergraduates.

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Pleasure and Repetition in Popular Music

Pleasure and Repetition in Popular Music - Popular music, it's so repetitive. In this session we'll discuss appreciation of an often lambasted feature of popular music: its repetitiveness. We'll consider repetitive song structures, repetitive listening and repetitive beats with a particular focus on theories that attempt to explain why we often find such things to be pleasurable.

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To hear about future sessions, please register your interest and we'll send you information about upcoming dates.

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