The song I chose to analyze is “Letters to the President” by Hawk Nelson. It is a song that has a strong resonance in today 's society and inspires me. It is in the genre of “Pop-Punk” , which has had many songs released in the same vein of attempting to make a political statement. The artist attempts to convey that it is important that as a society the two main components of a song are the lyrics and instrumentals. While the instrumentation lends to the lyrics of the song, but it is not the most prominent thing in the song. The lyrics are definitely the stronger component of this particular song. The instrumentals for the majority of the song are fast paced attempting to awaken a sense of urgency within the listener, while also attempting to
In the song, “Whiskey Lullaby,” written by Jon Randall and Bill Anderson and sung by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss, the message being sent is that love so strong can be ruined with just one mistake that could lead to worst outcomes. Told in second point-of-view, the author supports this theme by describing the setting of a gloomy country home establishing the major conflict of love and death and incorporating the use of irony, tone shifts, imagery, and word choices. Paisley’s purpose is to imply that love can become something putrid and could end up hurting loved ones very deeply. This song creates a mood of sadness and mournfulness for an audience that have experience this type of situation being described in the song.
Frank Ocean once said, “When you 're happy, you enjoy the music. But when you 're sad, you understand the lyrics.” Why does one have to be sad to “understand the lyrics”? Evaluating a song and being given the ability to relate enhances one’s respect for the composer. For example, when one first listens to “Danny’s Song” by Kenny Loggins, they probably believe the song is about love, however, once a person analyzes the lyrics the realize that the song is actually a story of a couple who are having a baby boy. Their story shows how in times of financial problems, family and love stands strong. Kenny Loggins wrote this song as a gift to his brother, Danny.
The five song playlist that I chose is Fireworks, Set fire to the rain, The way, Love the way you lie and Firestones. All of these songs relates to the novel in different ways.
With the fall of the Carolingian Empire, Europe was left in a frantic and militaristic state marked by violence amongst fluctuating kingdoms and territorial leaders. In the early 12th century, however, France was beginning to experience a positive change in the monarchy when Louis the VI became king in 1108. Also known as Louis the Fat (due to his massive weight towards the end of his life), Louis was able to assert his force as king by giving just, and often violent, punishments to criminals and enemies. Once a confidant to the king and eventually the abbot of St. Denis, Suger writes about Louis’ various acts in The Deeds of Louis the Fat. These deeds helped to shape France’s monarchy into a powerful, centralized unit that would continue for
The quartet originally sang the song in 1974 then re sung it in their 2009 album. The Oak Ridge Boys are a famous american country and vocal gospel quarter. The group that is still together now came together in the 60s. The Oak Ridge Boys were inducted into the country music hall of fame in 2015. The story of the song is of a man who is troubled and a sinner. Jesse Taylor is a drinker, un loyal, and always in trouble with the law. When the town baptizes him he finally becomes a better man because of religion. The song is categorized as in southern gospel music and pop along with country music. The song is a gospel song because of the religious themes and the quarter singing. It is also a pop classical song because of the piano and that the song was so good it crossed over into pop top hits. The instruments used in the song are an electric guitar and bass, mandolin, and keyboard. The electric guitar and bass are used to play background for the song and keep the beat going. The piano plays the rhythm of the song and leads the other instruments. The mandolin plays when the moments are sad. It represents people that would be crying or upset over Jesse Taylor’s actions. The meaning behind the song is that people are not morally good without god. Jesse Taylor was a bad neighbor, father, and husband before he was baptized. Once he was Jesse Taylor was morally good person, a good father and a
Songs can connect with how we feel and our experiences. Music has been a major part of my life ever since I was just a toddler. For me music has helped me express what I am feeling and who I am as a person. My therapy has been music, it has helped me through almost every problem I have faced. With listening to the song lyrics, we can get a true understanding of what the artist is trying to tell us.
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. One of my favorite lyrics of the song was.
When I first listened to this song, I felt that it was a song of majestic significance. The sound of “Aint no mountain high enough” made me feel happy as a listener, its uptempo beat and pleasing rhythm allowed me to feel a sense of hope. After researching this song in depth, and diving into its historical context, I have not changed my reaction to the song. Seen as one of the most powerful and beautiful musical compositions of our generation, the Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell duet encompasses numerous western originating genres, such as soul, pop and rhythm and blues (R&B). This songs instrumentation includes bells, the tambourine, the snare and the bass guitar. The snare and the tambourine are the principal features that promote a controlled and consistent rhythm
The “AMY” documentary recently announced as an Academy Award winning for Best Documentary Film; it’s a film that captures the true life of the legendary singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse whom she is recognized for her expressive unique voice, dramatic hair style, and over-exaggerated eye makeup that made herself stand out in the crowd. “AMY” was directed by Asif Kapadia by his side producer James Gay-Rees. Kapadia and Rees try to tell the story of
Taylor Swift is an American songwriter who is well known for her music that focuses mostly on love stories. She writes pop music about heartbreak, and making up. In the song “You belong to me” Taylor Swift sings a song about a typical teenage drama that a lot high school females may experience.This song shows a young girl who is portrayed as having a dorky nerdy look. Also, it shows a girl that is opposite of her, who is a pretty brunette known by the highschool kids. The “nerdy” girl is in love with a football player, who she believes will never have a chance with, because he is with another girl. “Taylor swift” has a crush on a boy who is blind to see that she really loved her and not the girl he is with who is portrayed as a “popular” Brunette.This is an important aspect to Taylor Swift because she is known to sing love stories that she hears about or experience herself. Taylor was not a one-hit wonder type. Her album parlayed record- breaking singles including “Teardrops on my guitar” and “our song.”Girls all over the world were falling in love with her music, they could resonate with the love stories (taylorswiftplanet). In the same way, her songs are mostly related to stories. In the song “You belong with me”The catchy hit single from the album fearless topped country and pop charts. Swift was inspired to write the song after she overheard a male friend quarreling over the phone with his girlfriend
“If I should stay, I would only be in your way…” Anyone today could probably finish the rest of this song after hearing these lyrics. “I Will Always Love You” is one of the most iconic songs of the 21
The musical “Very Good Eddie” is a 1915 vaudevillian comedy written by Guy Bolton and Philip Bartholomae, with music by Jerome Kern, The musical itself was based upon Bartholomae’s own “Over Night”. The musical was written and produced for The Princess Theater’s second series of in house musicals.
“In that instant I feel the thinness of his arms.” Rodriguez states this about his father and the current state that he is in. This is the first encounter and time Rodriguez and his father exchanged words that night. The reader can infer that his father is still upset about him being fluent in English. Rodriguez also notices the state his father is in and that he is getting old and that his mother looks very sad. Rodriguez’s attitude towards his family and himself can be described as caring, looking out for each other, and loving.
And again at measure 72 with the decrescendo into measure 73. However the beginning of the song was loud with no attempt at dynamics. The style was joyous and happy like a celebration in measure 13 with the slurred notes of the saxophones or measure 41 with the staccato notes from the band. The tribute section of the song (measure 54) was played very nicely accenting the sad mood of the literature. The tempo got rough at measure 91 with the change as the drummers, the director, and the band were not entirely together for a few measures. The phrasing was impeccable at measure 31 because the saxophones did not take a breath between measure 32 and 33. The low brass also had incredible phrasing at measure 79 because not a single instrumentalist took a breath when changing notes in the