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Spooky Music – How music theory and human pyschology combine to create moods of music

So what is it about certain songs that makes all of us get the creeps? That was the question posed on the Science Friday segment “Behind the Monster Music: Why Some Tunes Scare Us.” I immediately recognized one of the prime examples used – the music from the famous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “Psycho”. […]