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Essay sample - Song Analysis
Pages 3 (753 words)
The specific song I have constructed has adopted a variety of artistic approaches. The first consideration is the lyrics. The first verse of lyrics was composed through improvisational methods…
The first consideration is the lyrics. The first verse of lyrics was composed through improvisational methods. I believe that in large part lyrics should not be composed without the general idea of the song in mind. In this way lyrics take on a form that is unique in music, as compared to poetry and writing. This is because music has forms that seem to occupy a place of human consciousness that literature does not. In this way the first verse of lyrics was composed in a free form and improvisational way with the background music in mind. The song is written in a way to highlight a strong or unique vocalist, as it becomes the primary responsibility of the vocalist to imbue the song with life. Similar styles have been witnessed with such vocalists as Nico from the Velvet Underground, or the underground alternative rock artist Cat Power. The music begins before the song’s lyrics start. A snare drum is heard playing slow and hushed-like. An electric guitar plays a minimalist melody. Two to three chords are played, currently there is no bass being used. After a few minutes the guitar and drum combo ends. The bass guitar and the drums continue as the vocals finally started. ...
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