Friday, August 12, 2011

Ra ra ga ga Gaudeamus

Richard Scott makes the argument that there are intriguing parallels between chant and rap (a term he uses inclusive of contemporary dance/pop styles). Reading through this, I'm intrigued - and of course he is right that the Gaudeamus chant and the riff in Lady Gaga's song "Bad Romance" have the same melodic pattern.

The relationship between chant and rap music