/EINPresswire.com/ TakeLessons invites blog readers to solve the mystery of why certain songs get stuck in your head.

Last night Glee rocked out to Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher”, pepped up some Hall & Oates, and ended with Adele’s “Rumor Has It/Someone Like You” for a final mash-up that got fans talking.

Today TakeLessons (http://takelessons.com), the nation’s fastest growing music lessons provider, gave their own feedback and explored the mystery of how catchy pop songs like Adele’s can end up stuck in fans’ heads, courtesy of MSN’s The Body Odd column.

The following is an excerpt from the blog:

Known as earworms, these random snippets of songs or melodies pop into our minds repeating themselves again and again like a broken record.Studies suggest that 90 percent of people get them at least once a week. Over the last decade, researchers have spent time collecting data to learn who gets earworms, how often they occur, how long they last and which songs won’t budge from our brains.

Now, a new British study in the journal Psychology of Music has tried to understand their origins. They looked at how earworms, which psychologists call involuntary musical imagery, get started in the first place.

Researchers collected data from 604 people who completed an online survey. After analyzing the responses, they identified four main triggers for earworms. The most common one was music exposure, either recently hearing a tune or repeatedly hearing it. A second reason was memory triggers, meaning that seeing a particular person or word, hearing a specific beat, or being in a certain situation reminds you of a song.

The third reason for earworms is the emotional frame of mind, or “affective states.” Feeling stressed, surprised or happy when hearing a song may make it stick in your head. And a fourth cause was “low attention states.” A wandering mind, whether from daydreaming or dreams at night, can set off this involuntary musical imagery.

By sharing the news with blog readers, TakeLessons aims to increase interest in music and engage current students to help them reach their goals. Readers are invited to share their thoughts by commenting on the TakeLessons blog, where fans can also learn tips for memorizing music, and comments are also welcomed on Facebook (http://facebook.com/takelessons).

About TakeLessons
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, TakeLessons is America’s full-service music and voice lessons provider. With private lessons taught by TakeLessons Certified™ instructors in cities nationwide, students of all ages can start living their dreams through music. Founded in 2006 to help people discover their creativity and pursue their passions, TakeLessons also offers turnkey music programs for schools and community centers.

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