It's Spring and we're in a busy writing period again. When thinking about the importance of choruses in improvised songs, I came across this fascinating article by Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis from the university of Arkansas all about the science of music and repetition.
It turns out repetition IS music. So next time you're worried about your 4 x the same line improvised chorus being a bit boring and repetitive just remember that scientifically speaking you are actually being more musical than your fellow improvisers with their crazy chorus structures.
Heather Urquhart and Joe Samuel have over 15 years experience performing, teaching and writing about Musical Improv. Based in the UK they have facilitated workshops and graced stages around the world.