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!