Music to just about everyone’s ears

Statistical analysis finds globally shared rhythms, pitch changes, instrumentation

religious fiesta in Peru

WORLD MUSIC  Researchers have identified 18 features that characterize many musical performances around the world, including by this brass band accompanying a dance and performance troupe during a religious fiesta in Peru. Many of music’s common features involve group performance and dancing.

Joshua Katz-Rosene/CUNY 

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