Triple Troll Your Favorite Artists

For my assignment I would like for you guys to triple troll three of your favorite artist. To triple troll means you will take the picture of one artist, the song lyric of another, and then quote it as another artist. Here is my example: The three artists I used was Chris Brown, Drake, and […]

For my assignment I would like for you guys to triple troll three of your favorite artist. To triple troll means you will take the picture of one artist, the song lyric of another, and then quote it as another artist.

Here is my example:

The three artists I used was Chris Brown, Drake, and Kanye. The lyrics are actually Drake from Nicki Minaj‘s song Only that he featured on.

I used an app called Aviary, it is very easy and simple to use. I just picked a picture, clicked edit and added text onto the original picture. Enjoy and post your creations into the comments.

Always In The Mix

Here are some of the things I learned about moving Instruments Within Stereo Field 1) To move an instrument left to right: pan 2) To send an instrument backwards: EQ (high freq. roll-off), reverb 3) To bring an instrument forwards: EQ (increase high freq.), compression 4) To widen the image of a single instrument: delay […]

Here are some of the things I learned about moving Instruments Within Stereo Field
1) To move an instrument left to right: pan
2) To send an instrument backwards: EQ (high freq. roll-off), reverb
3) To bring an instrument forwards: EQ (increase high freq.), compression
4) To widen the image of a single instrument: delay

Here is a video of Kanye West using a drum machine while making the beat to his song Good Life featuring T Pain. I choose this video because in my Computer Music class I actually used a drum machine to make the beat for my first project. Also Good Life is one of my favorite songs by Kanye and I never knew he used a drum machine on the beat.

They Want EFX

Listen to a favorite song on YouTube and do your best to answer the following questions about Panning and Effects: 1) What instruments are playing? (Ex. guitar, drums, female vocals, synthesizer) 2) What effects do you hear on the different instruments? (Ex. distortion on the guitar, reverb on the vocals, delay on the synthesizer) 3) […]

Listen to a favorite song on YouTube and do your best to answer the following questions about Panning and Effects:

1) What instruments are playing? (Ex. guitar, drums, female vocals, synthesizer)

2) What effects do you hear on the different instruments? (Ex. distortion on the guitar, reverb on the vocals, delay on the synthesizer)

3) Where are the different instruments panned? Do you hear a certain instrument only in the left ear, only in the right, equally in both? (Ex. guitar=left, vocals=center, keyboard=right)

4) Which instruments do you hear the loudest? The softest? (Ex. loudest instruments are vocals and guitar, softest instruments are shaker and string section)

One of my favorite songs right now is Kanye West ft T Pain- Good Life

  1. The only instruments I really recognize are drums, strings, vocals (male), and maybe a synthesizer.
  2. There seems to be some distortion on some vocal in the chorus to the point where it’s not recognizable as words.
  3. For the vocals of Kanye and T-Pain I think I hear Kanye in the left ear and T-Pain in the right.
  4. The Synthesizer is the loudest instrument and I think the Kick is just a loud if not just a level or two lower.

Song Form

Chose a song from YouTube, then listen to it a few times to determine the song form (example below). Include the names of the different sections and then length, in measures/bars, of each. You may also include addition notes about instrumentation, etc. Ex: Intro 4 (only piano and guitar) Verse 8 Chorus 8 Verse 8 […]

Chose a song from YouTube, then listen to it a few times to determine the song form (example below). Include the names of the different sections and then length, in measures/bars, of each. You may also include addition notes about instrumentation, etc.

Ex:

Intro 4 (only piano and guitar)
Verse 8
Chorus 8
Verse 8
Chorus 8 (no drums)
Bridge 8
Chorus 8 (add string orchestra)
Chorus 8 (key change)

For this week’s journal the song I chose was Good Life by Kanye West ft. T Pain. Although I have trouble determining different instruments I was still able to notice certain differences between the intro, choruses, verses, bridge, and the outro.

Intro 8 (Beat is low and slow)

Chorus 8 (Beat becomes louder, seems faster, kick is added, towards the end everything is dropped but the vocals of Kanye and T Pain and one instrument I can’t recognize)

Verse 16

Chorus 8 (Towards the end of chorus there are only strings playing, in a way this lets you know that the verse is coming back around)

Verse 16 (This verse has a lot of drops of instruments for emphasis)

Chorus 8

Verse 8 (The beat totally switched, nothing like the beat in the beginning, mainly background vocals from outside source and singing)

Bridge/Outro 8 (Just strings for 4 bars, the other 4 goes back to the original beat.)

“It Seems We Living The American Dream”

All Falls Down is one of my favorite songs from Kanye West and I decided to do a lyrically analysis on the song. I feel like so many people listen to songs but don’t really understand the lyrics. [Verse 1] Man I promise, she’s so self-conscious She has no idea what she’s doing in college […]

All Falls Down is one of my favorite songs from Kanye West and I decided to do a lyrically analysis on the song. I feel like so many people listen to songs but don’t really understand the lyrics.

[Verse 1]

Man I promise, she’s so self-conscious
She has no idea what she’s doing in college
That major that she majored in don’t make no money
But she won’t drop out, her parents will look at her funny
Now, tell me that ain’t insecurr

The concept of school seems so secure
Sophomore, three yurrs, ain’t picked a carurr
She like, fuck it, I’ll just stay down here and do hair
Cause that’s enough money to buy her a few pairs of new Airs
Cause her baby-daddy don’t really care
She’s so precious with the peer pressure

Couldn’t afford a car so she named her daughter Alexis
She had hair so long that it looked like weave
Then she cut it all off, now she look like Eve
And she be dealin’ with some issues that you can’t believe
Single black female addicted to retail, and well

1) This part is talking about a girl that is in college only because it’s what makes her parents happy, but she herself doesn’t have a clue as to why she is there.

2) They make the idea of going to college seem like such a “sure thing” when it comes to getting a job afterward but we all know that dream job isn’t guaranteed. She has been a college sophomore for 3 years (which is longer than the standard amount of time) and she hasn’t even figured out what she wants to do with her life. At this point she’s basically making the decision to just become a hairdresser being that can will give her enough money to buy sneakers, and the father of her child doesn’t care that she is spending money on sneakers and not the baby.

3) Being that she doesn’t have enough money for a car she named her daughter Alexis, this is a play on words. Here Alexis is referring to both the daughter’s name and the luxury car. (Alexis = a Lexus). Her hair was so long that it looked fake so she cut it off into a short haircut. (Eve is a rapper from the 90s that used to wear short haircuts). She’s dealing with so much stuff and shopping seems to be the “cure”.