Crunchy Granola Suite’s music is by G. Harrell ("Fosse - the Musical."). This specific piece of work is recognized by many dance critics to be one of the strongest pieces in the revue. The exciting piece, danced by twelve dancers is described as a showstopper. Two company members sing Crunchy Granola Suite: Brad Anderson and Eugene Fleming. These two members have been seen in previous numbers dancing, which is yet another example of the versatility Fosse expected from his dancers.
The words are repeated, following the initial delivery. This song is a good representation of Phil Spector’s style and his wall of sound. Phil Spector was one of the most influential producers ever to work in rock music. His techniques changed the way rock music was recorded. His “wall of sound” was achieved through reverbing and doubling.
The form does have repetition and no contrasts or variation in form. In regard to the music being ornamented with trills or being highly decorated, neither are present in this musical performance, it is a rather plain piece of music. The rhythm of this piece does not have any type of meter as it is chant. The tempo is adagio or slow and has a simple rhythmic pattern. On the subject of syncopation, there are a few periods in the piece where the performers does become a bit loud all of a sudden.
Heartbreak Hotel is a song that was recorded by Elvis Presley and was written by a high school teacher named Mae Axton and a steel guitar player named Tommy Durden. It was recorded and released in January 1956 by RCA Studios. Elvis was only 21 and Heartbreak Hotel was his first song with the new record label RCA in Nashville, Tennessee. He recorded the song with his band the Blue moon boys. It was his first million-seller and the bestselling single of 1956. It was top 5 on all pop charts simultaneously and later went to become a double platinum hit by the RIAA.
A visible aspect of the Delta Blues in Rock n Roll is the lyrics and the extent at which artists use them to express deep emotion. The rolling Stones, sang “Paint it black” with the aim of allowing the audience to look into the life of a troubled fellow who wishes his life was all painted black just like his moods. The Alabama shakes, a modern rock band showcase the same emotion when they sing “Bless my heart, bless my soul. I didn’t think I’d make it to 22 years old.” in “Hold on” Similar sadness can be seen in Robert Johnson’s “Come on to my kitchen” who continuously asks his lover to come back to him.
Instruments are introduced at the beginning of new sections, such as the pre-chorus and chorus. Dynamics each verse begins in mp and increases dynamically to mf at the pre-chorus; there is a slow crescendo to f during the transition from pre-chorus to chorus. Tempo the tempo of this song is moderato at approximately 116 bpm, however it feels much slower due to the emphasis being on the 2nd and 4th beats rather than on the 1st and 3rd.
The same themes and chords cycle in this piece. The chords and continuous chorus do not sound like piano performance. The listeners could be aware of the resonance of the piano. I could notice that the music reaches the end of the work. However, the song could go on moreover, if the composer would keep playing the music.
As time passes, people often think of their pasts and what they have done in their life, both positively and negatively. The lyrics of the song resonate with everyone, even the famous singer Macklemore who produced the song “Good Old Days.” In the song, he reflects on his past and the times he missed or regretted. Macklemore also writes “We’ve come so far, I guess I’m proud” which also shows that he’s happy with the choices he made and that they have gotten him to where he is now—a famous musician and writer. The music in the song has an upbeat and appealing tone to it with excellent lyrics, which made it a top 40 song in the U.S. The song, “Good Old Days,” by Macklemore featuring Kesha gives listeners a unique, deep emotional connection with one’s past and future in a simplistic, but pathos way. The lyrics are very simplistic which helps to make the song relatable to its listeners.
1. After viewing the documentary and listening to each song by Rodgers and Hammerstein the song that made the most impact on me was the song “Some Enchanted Evening.” The song consists of very smooth and romantic melodies. Due to that I am a hopeless romantic I really enjoy the song lyrics and melody. The song was very catchy that I ended up singing the song for the rest of my day.
In Lupe Fiasco's song “The Show Goes On” the overall message of the song is when someone knocks you down you always have to get back up and keep fighting, even if you are treated like you’re nothing. Throughout the song there are many examples of that in the lyrics. Expressed through similes, imagery, idioms, hyperbole, and alliteration.
Argumentative Essay- Bill Haley Bill Haley was an amazing musician and performer. He had many great hits like “Rock Around the Clock” and “Crazy Man Crazy”. He was very successful, his band “ Bill Haley and His Comets” reportedly sold around 60 million records. Although some say that that he wasn’t as great as others who have entered the Rock And Roll hall Of fame, Bill Haley and his band were worthy and did deserve to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.
Opie didn’t really throw the rock into the lake Sir Ron Howard, who played the character of Opie, Andy’s son on the show was 6 years old at the time of filming the scene which required him to throw the rock into the lake. However, he wasn’t strong enough to throw the rock far into the lake, so the assistant director of the show had a man hidden behind the bush to throw the rock. You can find a subtle lag in the actual throw and the resulting splash, if you watch the show