A starting point of looking at the meaning of music is to consider the idea that music has some sort of link between the way it is performed, and those who perform it. This leads to a question of authenticity. Authenticity is a multi-faceted subjective word that can mean different things for different people. Consequently when the term “authentic” is used, I will use it to answer the question of: What does it mean for music to be played authentically? Using “authentic” this way allows me to define it as a mode in which originality functions towards the true meaning of the music 's intent. This definition, as we shall see, does not escape some of the conundrums of musical meaning. In fact, these conundrums might destroy the concept of authenticity as even something that should be talked about in musical theory.
There is a famous singer that resides across this street. His house is several stories tall, and there are a plethora of luxury cars parked in the driveway. The singer discussed his struggles in life, in albums; and besides that, if no one else mentions his past conflicts, people keep perceiving him as one of the most arrogant and self-centered performers. About him there are fans and paparazzi and you may see the occasional crazed,attached admirer, one of the few hounding persons. On the surface is a man fazed and persuaded by fortunes, on a journey from the slums to manor houses; and past and within the facade, conflict after conflict;and past and within those, the true disposition of the vocalist.
They were not singing the words, or even the correct notes, they were singing because they simply wanted to. At this moment I realized why the Parisians sang along to Bruce Springsteen’s song of being born in America. They were singing along not because they wanted to imitate Americans, but because the music made them feel something. The music elicited a response that created pride in the audience, the same pride as felt through the lyrics of the song. Music draws out every emotion conceivable, as I have seen grown men cry over Frank Ticheli’s haunting piece,
Bono is hoping that their discussion will help “unlock” artists who he thinks are trapped into the pressure of not giving a wrong impression of themselves to the public. He said a great song that pleases God should contain honest expression of an artist’s experiences.
In the end, singers are seen as if they were prepared for our own entertainment and so forgotten they are people as well. However, they also deal with their professional work and must take care of their public image, as well as stand criticism over their figure and bearing in mind their reaction may be misunderstood by their followers —and those who are not, too. In conclusion, even though singer artists share their lifetime and beliefs on social networks, specially the young ones, they remain misunderstood by most of the
The title of the article begins with a positive and calm selection of words instead of harsh and attack phrase hence, implies a positive outlook towards Singer. However, the term ‘chant’ appears in a form of an exaggeration
The theory of authorship often challenge the ideals of authenticity, especially within the context of cover songs. This is due to the fact that the composer of the song is a separate entity from the performer. Society has often valued composer-performers as it has been encoded in culture within the past century. "the attempt to understand the past in terms of the past is - paradoxically - an absolutely contemporary phenomenon." Authenticity is a historically specific abstraction and therefore, will continuously be subjected to reconsiderations as our societal construction of authenticity changes through time. A cover version is seemingly an art form that contains a thin line that dictates the authentic an artist presents their image within
Composers’ representations of the complex relationship between people and politics are influenced by various moral and social agendas, whereby a portrayal of reality and meaning is inherently subjective.
This would occasionally include expressing their passion or disliking of something. Some would argue that it was not okay for musicians to express themselves in such matters. I argue that these musicians have the right to sing whatever they like. Musicians aren’t forcing anyone to listen to their music or to do what the message of their music says. Like everyone else, musicians have the right to exercise their freedom of speech. The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press...” Therefore, the moldy figs have the same right to say what they dislike about the music just as much as the artists have the right to sing about what they
Music is respect. Respect to ones self and to others, whether it is someone that has the same taste in music as you, or someone that has the complete opposite taste as you. That’s something I see happen way to much, people bashing on other people because of what they listen to. Instead of accepting that everyone isn’t going to like what you like. Music is supposed to be something we all have in common, it’s supposed to bring us together and create peace, not turn us against each other. It’s something that we all do, including me at times. Not only in music but in everyday life.
I observed an individual who was confident to sing out loud while walking around a mall full of people. This young man who appeared to be in his early 20’s was alone walking very speedy throughout the mall with his earphones in singing to the music that he was listening to going along his day as people turned to look at him as he passed by. Several people as they walked by the gentleman would just look at him and smile in amaze by how loud he was singing to the music he was listening to. As I myself stood around I heard several people making comment questioning if he was okay and others talking about the song he choice to sing out. Many ‘under the breath’ comments the young man was receiving were based off of values and “the standards by which people defin[ed]” his choice of music or the way he sang to be “undesirable, good or bad, beautiful or ugly” (49) appeared like it had no effect on the young man who choice to sing out loud as he walked
Cypress Lake High School presented a night full of performances by vocal majors and vocal minors. Being the Fall Cabaret one can look forward to a year filled with talented voices filling the school auditorium.
The results of using the constructs of authenticity to evaluate music are therefore shown to be superfluous due to its foundations built upon opinions. Authenticity does not allow for a overall sound level of analysis as it relies upon a preconceived notion of what is authentic. These preconceived notions were more than likely criticised within their begins, thus leading to an endless evolution of authenticity. The quest for a composition to be utter authentic is an ongoing, impossible feat which will not be accomplished if the authenticity of music is based upon opinions. Therefore, Little Mix's cover of the Cameo song, Word Up demonstrates that ramifications that criticisms of authenticity. This is more clearly evident through analysing the
Some people look up to musicians as a just means of entertainment that does not pertain to the real world, those people are wrong. The function of an artist, whether singing, rapping or any other vocal means, when it pertains to racial inequality, can have multiple dissimilar implications. Some performers use their gift in optimism to change the way society thinks as a whole in hopes of having deep, meaningful, positive impacts. On the other hand, some artist express their anger and frustrations they feel due to the persistent discrimination they must live with every day of their life. All things considered, whether the initial message is intended to be positive or negative, the overall meaning is embedded into the minds of the listeners.
I hear Arlington singing, the various types of melodies playing, Those of garbage men, singing as they help keep the community clean, The mailman, singing as they deliver mail to houses every day, The police officers, singing as they enforce the laws and protect people, The firefighters, singing as they help extinguish