Brainworms, Sticky Music, & Catchy Tunes Samantha Brandon Kris Gladys Objectives Demonstrate proper usage of “brainworms”, “sticky music”, and “catchy tunes.” Provide students with adequate knowledge of lyrical manipulation Song writers make catchy tunes to get stuck inside your head Definitions Brainworms: also known as earworms, hook the listener to be “catchy” or “sticky” to bore its way like an earwig into the ear or mind. Brainworms: half facetiously, as “cognitively infectious musical agents” One magazine from 1987. Main Points Music, poetry, ballads, and songs are all full of repetition. Music industry is meant to “hook” listeners and be “catchy.” Brain never forgets catchy tunes or phrases. Always possible to reignite tune. children theme song. “Love and Main with Points Continued Married Marriage.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRDBvKGc1fE “Music is playing inside my head over and over and over again…There’s no end…” -Carole King Nick Younes Love and Marriage theme song was stuck in Nick Younes head for ten day. Mind trapped in tempo of song Eventually lost its charm Eventually everything dies out from the continuous repetition Activity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nC qRmx3Dnw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V2s BURgUBI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vu aqDDr--Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwh vByj8YG8 Reflective Activity How does music (songs, theme songs, poetry, advertisements, ect..) affect your everyday habits? Do “catchy tunes” play an essential role in your daily thought process? If so please explain the “catchy tune” and where it stems from.