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Songs You Can Recognize in the First Five Seconds (with Brian Funk)
Episode 2922nd September 2021 • Themes and Variation • Soundfly
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There are certain songs we recognize almost instantly. Sometimes it's because of a particular lick in the intro. Then again, it could be the use of an incredibly unique sound or instrument. And, of course, there are some songs that quickly ring a bell because of our personal connections to them.

For the most recent episode of our podcast, Mahea and Carter sat down with Brian Funk (musician, educator, and podcast host) to discuss "Songs You Can Recognize in the First Five Seconds." We also explored some of the reasons the first few bars of each of our selections left such major imprints on our minds.

Themes and Variation is presented by Soundfly, a music education website changing the way we build our creative skills.

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