How does Pitch Accent work in the context of Japanese Music?

Came to say this / check that someone else had said it :slight_smile: and I would assume the same is true for pitch accent too.

A similar thing happens in a lot of English songs - a word’s normal stress pattern will be moulded to fit the song’s melody, or a vowel sound will be extended across consecutive notes, or a word will be slightly mispronounced so that it rhymes more closely with another word, etc. Words become very malleable when they become lyrics :blush:

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