The Listening Service

The Listening Service

Rethink music with The Listening Service. Tom Service presents a journey of imagination and insight, exploring how music works

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How did the number 12 revolutionise music?

How did the number 12 revolutionise music?

How Schoenberg opened a new cosmos for composers and listeners to explore.

The Listening Service Playlist

The Listening Service Playlist

Hear all of the music featured in the programme each week with BBC Music

Why are we all addicted to bass?

Why are we all addicted to bass?

Bass is everywhere, but why do we enjoy it? Join Tom Service on a journey of discovery.

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How do you start a piece of music?

Join Tom Service on a musical journey through beginnings, repetition and bass lines.

When does noise become music?

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We like to think we can separate “noise” from “music”, but is it that simple?

Music Intros that Make You Say 'Wow'

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Three ways the beginning of a piece of music grabs our attention.