I have a bit of a background in music and a bit of a background in poetry, but mostly I have a passion for both. A recurring rhythm here, a parallel syllabic pattern there, I want to find them. I can't help but find them. I love them. Occasionally, the artist even put them there on purpose. Which brings me to my vaguely related example:
We begin with the very first rhythm from the very first song of the wonderful musical In the Heights, by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Just listen to the first 10 seconds or so.
If you happened to accidentally listen to the song through to the end, I won't blame you. The syncopated rhythm throws you into the show. Its intoxicating. It has a Latin feel to it, because it is a Latin rhythm. To my ears (having not taken Music Theory, I admit) it is the core Latin rhythm. Three against two. Simple. Wonderful. Welcome to Washington Heights.
Now, let's move on to another musical. The beautiful, the classic, West Side Story. Laurents, Bernstein, and Sondheim. Not the beginning of the show, but the beginning of a song. Another song that pulls us into the folds of a specific group of people. Turn that volume up at about 2:05 and listen for the percussion.
I even love finding things that are completely unintentional and unrelated, and that is how I found the Master. This morning. While watching previews before my second viewing of the Avengers. In the Prometheus trailer. It'll hit you at about 15 seconds.
Any patterns out there that you can't seem to escape? Let me know.