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I am 14 years old (almost 15!!!!!!) and I have a musically inclined family so naturally I like music as well. My sister and I like to sing and we have done singing concerts and performances. As well as singing I am also a major DRAMA QUEEN and I like to act and perform at any chance I have. For inspiration I love watching movies and shows (the reason behind my profile name) and my dream would be to become an actress and live in Hollywood with the mega celebrities!
Luke Daniel Peacock

Review

Tvshow-lover

05 Jun 2017

30

To be honest the song “Dreambox” isn’t usually a song I would normally listen to, it’s an alternative, 90’s, soft rock ballad that has guitar riffs and solos accompanied with a male rock singer. In saying this, the reason behind choosing this song was because I was interested in evaluating a style that I don’t know much about and experimenting with different genres so that I can hav...

To be honest the song “Dreambox” isn’t usually a song I would normally listen to, it’s an alternative, 90’s, soft rock ballad that has guitar riffs and solos accompanied with a male rock singer. In saying this, the reason behind choosing this song was because I was interested in evaluating a style that I don’t know much about and experimenting with different genres so that I can have a better understanding of alternative styles in future.

The piece starts with an electric guitar riff that has a fast tempo that achieves a high pitched sound, however making the song’s start a bit melancholy and deep. As the song progresses into its next phase (the verse) the atmosphere and tone colour of the song changes from sad and deep to a lighter and mellow rock ballad. As well as this, the verse brings with it a new instrument, the drums which is played in a moderately fast tempo adding life to the piece. The drums are playing the melody in a high pitched volume with the strong, consistent beat pulsating throughout the entirety of the song. As the verse goes from the chorus to the bridge, the song’s message becomes more prominent and the song is starting to reach its main theme and last plead to convince and show others what they're song means to them.

Throughout the song the lead vocalist uses his voice to create a story and gives the song history and texture which gives the impression that the song been lived and it’s real feelings and emotions that are being portrayed in the song. He does this by using pizzicato and glissando which gives the song a new element of texture. As the conclusion nears, the song starts to slow down as if it’s reached it’s climax and all of the weight has been lifted and it’s all just a memory or past experience that’s left to show for it.

Overall, the song can be seen as an interesting alternative rock ballad that has may be misjudged or interpreted. I’ll admit that I, at first, judged this song by it’s appearance which was deceiving and assumed it would just be another grundy rock ballad with a raw and hard core feel. But as I listened more and looked deeper I realised that it was much more than that and that this song had a deeper meaning. It ended up becoming mellow and down to earth which really signified the true meaning of the song. I am happy to have I’m perspective altered and to know that some things go deeper than a raw guitar riff.

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Mosquito Coast

Review

Tvshow-lover

05 Jun 2017

30

“Commotion” is an indie alternative song that focuses on emotions rather than musical techniques. In this song I felt a certain amount of tranquility and was at peace with the journey that the song was taking me on. For the entire song the tempo is moderately fast. This song would be marked in the range of Andantino or Andante as these terms being walking pace. The time signature for the so...

“Commotion” is an indie alternative song that focuses on emotions rather than musical techniques. In this song I felt a certain amount of tranquility and was at peace with the journey that the song was taking me on. For the entire song the tempo is moderately fast. This song would be marked in the range of Andantino or Andante as these terms being walking pace. The time signature for the song was 4/4 (common time) which was the same for the whole duration of the song.

While the female voice has a smooth contour however in some phrases she emphasises a jagged contour. The melody for the song was also played by the singer who had a narrow range and a mid register. The harmony is mainly emphasised in the chorus. I thought the female voice was calming and refreshing although her voice had a hind of raspiness which made the song very peculiar but still interesting to listen too.

The introduction starts with the electric guitar and bass guitar playing a homophonic texture with a strong backbeat on the drum kit. Then progresses with the tambourine playing on the first and third beat which creates a polyphonic texture. The drum kit plays accents on the backbeat, however the tambourine accents the first and third beats of the bar, therefore it creates contrast. Thus both these instruments are being played at a loud dynamic.

The chorus then introduces the synthesizer and the vocal harmonies which thicken the polyphonic texture. The instrumental section contains a homophonic texture where both the electric guitar and bass guitar create harmonies, whilst the drum kit and tambourine are accenting the beats of the tempo. Outro also thickens the polyphonic texture with not only the combined instrumentation but with layering the chorus with some phases of the verses.

The electric guitar has a light, pure tone colour which compliments the bass guitar. The bass guitar has a raw, dark tone colour, therefore this creates contrast. With the accompaniment of the tambourine and drum kit, it creates a shimmering yet clean and clear tone colour. The artist portrays her emotions throughout the song which illustrate an airy tone colour. Contrastingly the verses sung with a raspy tone colour. In the chorus, the synthesizer has a distorted and electronic tone colour.

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