Monday, March 16, 1998 at 14:08:36
I've a BA in music... Noticed while studying Mozart piano music that the balance between filled pauses and pauses (silences) in his music is the most profoundly even of all composers I ever encountered. Don't know what that means, but I think it has a lot to do with its soothing qualities--even when it's dealing with very turbulent feeling (see symphony 40).
Another visitor to the FPRC introduced me to his hypothesis of a possible connection between the rhythm of speech and the occurrence of FPs. According to his theory, when the ongoing rhythm of speech requires it a pause (filled/unfilled) may be inserted to make things come out 'even' as it were. I'll have to reflect on how this and your comments may be related as well as something noted by others: those with stuttering problems find their stuttering tendency diminished when singing. Could there be a connection between all these phenomena? I will keep this question in mind as I continue my research.
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