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  • Rob: Hello and welcome to 6 Minute English. I'm Rob...

  • Neil: ...and I'm Neil. Hello.

  • Rob: Hello, Neil! What tune are you humming, there?

  • Neil: Was I humming? Oh, I woke up with it in my head.

  • It's that songyou know (hums some kind of pop song)...

  • Rob: No idea, what you're talking about, Neil,

  • but it's very annoying, so could you just stop it please.

  • Neil: But there's my problem. I can stop humming

  • it out loud, but it keeps on repeating in my head (more humming). Did you know there's

  • a name for that, Rob? When a song keeps repeating in your head?

  • Rob: There's a name? I don't know what it isbut

  • I'm sure you're going to tell me.

  • Neil: you're right! It's an earworm.

  • Rob: Oh an earworm...that sounds nastyis there a cure for that?

  • Neil: I don't think so!

  • In this programme we're talking about musicand how it influences us.

  • Rob: But first, Neil, can you answer this question:

  • If a person has musical anhedonia, does it mean they...

  • a) hate music? b) can't enjoy music?

  • or c) can't hear music?

  • Neil: Well, um, 'anhedonia' sounds like an illness,

  • so I'm going to go for c) can't hear music.

  • Rob: OK, ok..(inaudible)...Wish I could hate music. We'll find out if you're wrong or right later on.

  • Now let's listen to Professor Charles Spence telling us how music affects what we choose to eat and drink.

  • Charles Spence: Imagine you're going to the bar and thinking about a glass of wine.

  • There's French music playing behind the countermore than likely

  • you'll go for a glass of French wine. German music behind the counteryour likelihood

  • of choosing German wine goes way, way up. If they're playing classical music you might

  • be tempted to spend that little bit more.

  • Neil: What's the likelihood of you spending more, Rob?

  • Rob: Quite likely, actually Neiland likelihood means the chance of something happening.

  • I love a good glass of wine.

  • Neil: Me too. But why do we spend more when there's classical music playing?

  • Rob: Good question. It makes us feel a bit classythat's stylish and sophisticated.

  • Neil: I'm guessing hip-hop doesn't have the same effect. Am I right?

  • Rob: You're always right, Neil.

  • So, the professor is saying that bars and restaurants use music to manipulate their customers.

  • Neil: And that means to control or influence them.

  • Argh! Earworms! They're messing with our minds!

  • Rob: I know, I know, and it doesn't stop there.

  • Restaurants also use the tempoor speedof the music to change people's behaviour.

  • A fast tempo gets customers in and out quickly at busy times.

  • On the other hand, if there aren't many customers, the restaurant might want to keep people in the place for longer.

  • So they put on music with a slow tempo to create a more relaxed atmosphere.

  • Neil: And atmosphere, in this context, means the mood or tone in a place or situation.

  • Now music is also used to create atmosphere in films.

  • So let's hear Debbie Wiseman talking about music in the movies.

  • Debbie Wiseman: A director might come to me and say ''look,

  • can you help bring the romance to this scene with the music'', and so I might write something

  • beautifully romantic and lyrical working with what I've got and suddenly the scene will

  • feel much more romantic, much more tender, much more sexy, whatever it needs to feel,

  • and the music has the power to do that, to achieve that effect.

  • Neil: Sexy, tender, lyrical, romantic...

  • That's emotional stuff! And lyrical actually means expressing strong emotions.

  • So what's your favourite romantic moment in a film, Rob?

  • Rob: Oh, there are so many. I'm a sucker for romance.

  • Once the violins start playing, I start blubbingand yes, Neilthat means I have a good cry!

  • Neil: So sweet! Now, if you're a sucker for something,

  • for example romance, it means you can't resist it. I'm more of a sucker for horror myself...

  • Rob: And music is crucialor extremely important

  • in creating atmosphere in horror films.

  • Neil: That's very true. Music is often used to create

  • tension and suspenseor feelings of anxiety and excitement.

  • Rob: Can you imagine Hitchcock's Psycho without

  • that violin music? [Neil does an imitation of the violin sequence from Psycho]

  • Rob: OK, let's not have a shower scene here in

  • the studio, Neil. You'll give me nightmares! Now,remember at the beginning of the show

  • I asked you what musical anhedonia means. Is it someone who a) hates music b) can't

  • enjoy music or c) can't hear music?

  • Neil: I said can't hear music...

  • Rob: And that's the wrong answer. It's actually

  • b) can't enjoy music.

  • Neil: Not a great job for a DJ then. Anyway, Rob,

  • before we go any further, how about those words again?

  • Rob: OK, the words we heard today were: earworm,

  • musical anhedonia, likelihood, classy, manipulate, tempo, atmosphere, lyrical, blubbing, sucker for something,

  • crucial, tension, suspense.

  • Neil: Well, that brings us to the end of today's 6 Minute English.

  • Try not to catch musical anhedonia and watch out for those earworms!

  • We hope you enjoyed humming along to today's programme. Please join us again soon.

  • Both: Bye.

Rob: Hello and welcome to 6 Minute English. I'm Rob...

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BBC 6 Minute English_April 23, 2015 - 音楽のない生活 (BBC 6 Minute English_April 23, 2015 - Life without Music)

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