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Anatomy of a Song

Anatomy of a Song

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Published by: Arnie Davidson on May 16, 2011
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THE CONCEPT THE FOCUS: "What do I want to say?

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CREATION

THE VEHICLE: "How do I want to say it?" THE TARGET: "Whom do I want to say it to?"

Do I Want to Express or Communicate?

CONSISTENCY

AND

CLARITY Over-Arching Metaphor = Conceit Semantic Field
(No Mixed Metaphors)

CINEMA
MELODY
Distance Between Successive Notes HARMONY - Chord Progression -- Surprises or Expected? RHYTHM -Duple/Tuple -Articulation -Syncopation DYNAMICS -Loud/Soft -Accents -Crescendo TIMBRE Coloration (What Instrument is playing?)

LANGUAGE HOW
Actions and Resolutions

STRUCTURE
RHYME FLOW OF LOGIC DISTINCT IDENTITY OF VERSE,CHORUS AND BRIDGE

WRITING IN THE KEY of "W"

WHO

WHAT WHEN

WHERE
What is the Setting

WHY
Motivations and Situations of Characters

CRAFTING

Who is What is Time Frame singing to the Time Flow Whom? situation?

BALANCE BETWEEN ABSTRACT AND CONCRETE

TONE ASSONANCE (Humorous, ALLITERATION OXYMORON, serious, ETC... happy, sad)

POINT OF VIEW I/You He/She

VERB TENSE
-Past -Present -Future

IRONY

TONE CONSTANCY

M A P S of SONIC ACTIVITY and PHONETIC FOCAL POINTS
(verse-to-verse consistency?)

MUSIC METRICS PRODUCTION
MOOD FEEL STYLE GENRE -ARRANGEMENT -TEMPO -KEY -MusicAccents -Rhetorical Accents -Syllable Accents -White Space

L Y R I C S

FORM A-B-A-B-C-B etc...

MARRIAGE
Vocal Performance with Music Support OR Music Performance with Vocal Support

FORM A-B-A-B-C-B etc...

BUSINESS

S O N G

ANATOMY OF A SONG
© 2001 Bill Pere

PERFORM IT

PITCH IT

PROMOTE IT

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