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Expectations


We all have expectations.  We expect to be paid for our work.  We smell cookies baking in our oven and expect to eat them.  We hear screeching car tires and expect a crash to follow. 

Reading “This Is Your Brain on Music” by Daniel J. Levitin has made me think about expectations related to music. We expect a chord resolution at the end of a hymn.  The arrangement of notes in a melody creates another type of expectation.   One of the Music blogs I follow recently posted a YouTube link to Bobby McFerrin who knows how to build on expectations.  Enjoy and decide for yourself!

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