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Mehran is an Iranian born Flamenco guitarist who resides in the states. His love for music started at the age 9 with the keyboards and at age 14 he started to study the guitar. Later in life he discovered Flamenco and his love affair with this music took him to Spain to study with several Maestros of Flamenco guitar. Originally he learned the traditional style but then he studied Jazz and transitioned into the modern Flamenco/Jazz.
Angels of Persepolis is an instrumental guitar Cd that Mehran released early 2010. On this CD Mehran composed music with a unique sound that evokes a nostalgic blend of exotic worldliness. As he was composing this music he drew inspiration from the recent movement in Iran toward democracy and human rights. This CD is homage to this cause.


rp music posted over 30 days ago to Mehran

Although I heard no more from you concerning the other matter, still I wanted to Thank Y ou for an excellent and accurate review on Brooke Pulin's performance of "Beau Soir"!

rp music posted over 30 days ago

Just to show you, in practical terms, the difference and the prevalence of a hook in popular music.....go to my broadjam page and listen to a song entitled "Natalie"(I Love You)There are several 'hooks' in that song....see how many you can identify....

rp music posted over 30 days ago

'Hook' is a term that is non-existant in jazz......most jazz writers(if not all) are not going out of their way to create a catchy phrase to 'sell' their song as pop writers is Wiki's definition of hook.....Welcome to B'jam!

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A hook is a musical idea, often a short riff, passage, or phrase, that is used in popular music to make a song appealing and to "catch the ear of the listener".[1] The term generally applies to popular music, especially rock music, hip hop, dance music, and pop. In these genres, the hook is often found in, or consists of, the chorus. A hook can, in general, be either melodic or rhythmic, and often incorporates the main motif for a piece of music.

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One definition of a hook is "a musical or lyrical phrase that stands out and is easily remembered".[2] Definitions typically include some of the following: that a hook is repetitive, attention-grabbing, memorable, easy to dance to, and has commercial potential and lyrics. A hook has been defined as a "part of a song, sometimes the title or key lyric line, that keeps recurring".[3] Alternatively, the term has been defined as
" the foundation of commercial songwriting, particularly hit-single writing", which varies in length from the repetition of "one note or a series of notes...[to] a lyric phrase, full lines, or an entire verse. The hook is 'what you're selling'. Though a hook can be something as insubstantial as a 'sound' (such as da doo ron ron), "[i]deally [it] should contain one or more of the following: (a) a driving, danceable rhythm; (b) a melody that stays in people's minds; (c) a lyric that furthers the dramatic action, or defines a person or place.[4] "

It is hard to define what features make a hook appealing to listeners. While some melodic hooks include skips of a third or more to make the line more interesting, a hook can be equally catchy by employing rhythmic syncopation or other devices. A hook may also garner attention from listeners from other factors, such as the vocal timbre or instrumentation, as in the case of the Beach Boys' use of an unusual theremin-like instrument in "Good Vibrations". Some hooks become popular without using any unusual elements. For example, in the song "Be My Baby", performed by The Ronettes, the hook consists of the words "be my baby" over the conventional I-vi-IV-V chord progression of the chorus.[4]

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