The inflections and variations in human speech are unlike even modern music in many ways. It carries an atonal format, but with a distinctly sequential tone. The intervals between notes are usually never more that a fourth away. Generally mid-phrase, as a transitional device, a descent down the whole-note scale is used. Almost infallibly, the sentence ends on a low note, and begins with a jump up to a higher pitch, falling down the scale to a median position for the rest of the thought. For emphasis, a high note is generally hit. Certainly the characteristics of speech are not of large use to musicians in musical idioms, as the patterns are not even vaguely scale- or mode-oriented, but for the modern musician who craves experimentation, the mimicry of the voice is a richly delightful challenge.