The Rhythm of the Bass

  • Paul A. Moore


In the first book of the best-selling Harry Potter series, on the first day of school, all the students, as well as faculty and staff, rise and sing the school’s song. To match the quirky and magical setting of the book’s universe, the school’s song has a definitive set of lyrics, but each student is allowed to add their own unique tune to the words. In the story, some students chose upbeat and happy songs, while two characters, the Weasley twins, decided on a long and slow funeral march. The eccentric headmaster of the school, Albus Dumbledore, conducts the twins all the way to the final note as they are the last ones to finish. After the twins complete their version, Dumbledore proclaims, “Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!”

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul A. Moore
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesBowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenUSA

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