Most of us listen to music every single day. Songs we like, songs we don’t like, songs we have never heard before, songs playing in the background of our day that we don’t even pay attention to.

When you listen to a song, what exactly are you listening to? What do you appreciate about that song? While songs range in complexity and there is usually more than one part to the songs we listen to, the part everyone hears and tends to focus on is the melody.

The melody is the feature of a song, the red rose in the black and white picture, the part you sing along to. This is not to be confused with lyrics which