Many say that music has evolved over the years. This essay shall explore the elements of two versions of one song. It shall discuss the correlations and disparities of these songs and confer how it has been revolutionised to entertain the audiences of today. The two songs which shall be scrutinized shall be Roxanne. Originally released in 1978, it was performed by ‘The Police’. The cover version El Tango de Roxanne was rearranged by Mariano Mores in Moulin Rouge, 2001. The main gist of the song is Sting telling his girlfriend that she doesn’t have to be a prostitute anymore. One could say that repeating the words “Roxanne, you don’t have to put on the red-light” in the song causes it to become the main idea of this song. As the song is about him trying to persuade his girlfriend to stop being a prostitute, the key –which is in minor–, reflects his sadness of the predicament. The singer executes his voice in this version high pitched as if to be pleading, connecting better to the audience and punctuating his lyrics further. As Sting’s lyrics take precedence, at times the band stops playing which creates dramatical pauses for the instruments and signifies the lyrics of that section more. The instruments used for this song is of a standard rock band; lead vocalist, electric guitar, bass guitar and drum kit. The genre for this song is determined by the steady and yet simplistic instruments used in this version. An interesting note is that the chorus is in the genre of rock but the verses combine the genres tango and reggae. This could be because merging these three different styles of music attracted the attention of youth more with rock being rebellious at that time and tango and reggae having a heavy beat for that time period. ... ... middle of paper ... ..., Roxanne by the Police starts singing at 0:19 whereas the version by Mariano Mores starts at 0:39. This twenty second difference could be because the original is very repetitive hence making the listener bored, whereas the later version is more unpredictable and includes glimpses of different instruments. However the tempo is faster in the first version. This may be because it was targeted at a younger audience who like faster tempi. One major difference between these songs are the lyrics. Mariano Mores changed the verses and added Spanish, so as to suit the scene of the film. Finally, this assignment has shown how music can be updated to suit different generations. Through the process of evaluating both songs, and comparing the two, one could say that the differences in the second song help refresh the first version. Although others may remark ‘old is gold’.
I chose her because I believe that she is one of few main characters who made the biggest change of values throughout the novel. The tenor/vehicle that I used for Roxane is “A diva is a jeweled scarf, rich yet soft and flowing”. I chose a diva for my tenor because that sums up Roxane’s personality as a character throughout the novel. I chose the jeweled scarf with birds on it because it gives the readers a physical object that is used as an insight on her character. Roxane went through many changes in her values. She conveyed her three values of image, peace and love throughout the novel. She started off by being a self-centered diva, to facing a big reality check.
Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday were both prominent jazz singer-songwriters during the same time and masters in their own right, but their worlds could not have been further apart. In 1939, while they were both in the midst of experiencing mainstream success, Ella was touring with Ella and her Famous Orchestra and showcasing her perfect pitch and tone to the world while singing songs that would soon become standards to fellow singers and musicians. Billie was singing solo, comfortable with her limited range, and gaining the adoration of audiences nationwide who loved her soulful voice. Both of these historic singers made contributions to the art of jazz, with vocalists and instrumentalists still using elements of their style today. Ella
Music has evolved too many different forms that we recognize today. We trace this development throughout time. Beginning in the middle ages, we have seen advancement from the Gregorian chant all the way to the Jazz of the 20th century. The current events, politics, religion, technology and composers can shape musical eras during time. Here I will look at the middle ages, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic and twentieth century periods. I hope that a better understanding can be reached to why, when, where and who are the reasons for musical evolution.
It holds such power over captives and captors alike that they cannot help but feel enamoured to the life it brings. Cesar especially feels the beauty of music “Oh, how he loved to hear the words in his mouth… It didn't matter that he didn't understand the language, he knew what it meant. The words and music fused together and became a part of him” and through music, he discovers his latent talent for singing (224). Based only on Roxanne’s previous arias, Cesar’s potential is outstandingly bright when he sings for the first time without any training whatsoever. Not only do the others learn to appreciate his gift, but Roxanne herself recognizes how promising he is or she would not have bothered to waste her time tutoring him. Beforehand, Cesar is nothing remarkable, just another one of the terrorists who detains them, but the opera transforms him into a separate person. Like the mansion enveloped in the garua, Cesar is heavily shrouded by serious self-esteem issues and fear, but after his breakthrough, his worries suddenly disappear and his life becomes a reservoir of joy. If “life, true life, was something stored in music”, then Cesar has lived a deprived life; his passion for music was just unfolding, but fate robs the world of who “was meant to be the greatest singer of his time” (5,
There is one universal language: the language of music. Music has a special quality and ability to bridge both social and cultural divides. A proposed theory by Dr. Gray, Founder and Director of National Musical Arts’ BioMusic Program; describes music has been around longer than human-beings have. Music is the one thing human beings from various backgrounds can relate to. Every living creature would agree. Music is heard everywhere not just among humans, but in nature as well, through the twitting of birds, winds blowing, the soft sound of raindrops against a windowpane, the ocean waves moving back and forth and the hum of the ocean rushing in a sea shell. There is no escaping it; music lives in and surrounds us steadily. While there are countless songs which confer social or cultural consciousness, this paper will analyze and address the dynamics of M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes”, video. Stylistically, the paper will examine the artist point of view, the unique use of lyrical analysis and sound description in relation to its historical, social, political and/or cultural context. This essay will also trace the lyrical analysis and sound description of song and discuss how the elements (visually, sonically, and lyrically) interplay with the theme of immigration and/or violence.
Popular music places a premium on accessibility, represents various meanings to boost both instant appeal and memorability - distinctive tunes, novel instrumental flourishes, danceable rhythms, repeated riffs - but its signal feature is melodic emphasis and great vocal gatherings.
From tempo to diction, any change in the performance of song can not only create a completely different experience for the listener, but also grant an entirely different meaning to the song being performed. This concept is incredibly well represented in the differences between Paul Robeson’s and William Warfield’s rendition of “Ol’ Man River.” Some of the main divergences being in the tempo of the song, musical style, and finally in how the song was performed in relation to staging.
When she sings about the pain, her face is contorted into one of pain and misery, and her slight slump suggests wanting to curl up and get away from the pain. It also suggests that all happiness is gone. Also, the Baroque instruments lend to a better rendition of what it may have sounded like originally. She decrescendos and gets softer in the beginning, but as the emotion builds, she crescendos and her singing becomes more frantic and emotional. She does a good job at conveying the emotion to the audience throughout the entire
2.” It is a Polish piece composed by Frederic Chopin. This piece was a serious and dramatic piece that seemed to be bipolar because it would go from soft to loud. There were many dynamic changes throughout the piece. The piece was played in triple meter and it had repetition. The third piece of music performed was called Seguidillas. It is a Spanish piece composed by Issac Albenz. The piece was played in three-fourth time and the song was shorter than the other pieces. Driskell explained that the piece would be counterpoint, meaning that there are two melodies at the same time. The range of the piece was narrow and the contour was static. He explained that there would be a guitar like sound in the piece that is called strumming. He also said that the piece has a romantic melody. The piece started off fast and then it started to slow down towards the end. I enjoyed this piece because it makes you want to dance because of how upbeat it
The first piece of written music that called itself Tango was written and published in Argentina in 1857. “Toma mate, che” was the song. In this period the meaning of Tango probably meant Tango Andaluz, Andalucian Tango, a style of music from eastern Europe mainly Spain.
To fully understand any musical style, one must be able to analyze the various elements of music as they exist in that particular style. In this first musical close-up, we shall briefly describe these elements of music. In subsequent musical close-ups, we shall examine one or another of these elements in greater detail as it pertains to a given style or topic.
The melodies of Argentina have been viewed around the globe as one of the most tantalizing, romantic, extravagant, popular display of emotion. The Tango, originating from Argentina, is widely popular around the world. Some see the Tango to be just a dance; however, the people of Argentina see it as a genre of music as well. The Tan...
Music and the relationships of music have changed drastically in our society. The course of studies and the evaluations of the applications of the technology of music, the making and the listening of music have changed in the way we listen to music, the styles of music in our society and in the media. The importance of the technology in music today, has, over the past century been charted through the study of musical examples and through viewing how human values are reflected in this century's timely music. There are very many different types of music that are listened to. There are readings, writings, lectures and discussions on all the different types of music.
One of the most significant changes in components of music that formed twentieth century music is rhythm. The modern music is full of complex rhythms and time signatures. The major reason for the increase of rhythms in twentieth century music is the development of the ballet. The second component of twentieth century music is melody. This new music moves away from the traditional melodic line that previous musical styles had developed. Modern composers have also rejected...