POP MUSIC-Springsteen Paper

POP MUSIC-Springsteen Paper - Daniel Crowley Introduction...

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Daniel Crowley Introduction to Popular Music Section 1 April 3, 2008 Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen showed through Thunder Road that he could significantly vary his songs without necessarily changing the actual song. There were many differing factors between the recordings such as harmony, phrasing, and even lyrics (in Wings for Wheels) . Each version had a different feel to it, which made the song its own. The first version of the song happened to be an undated draft of Springsteen playing the song accompanying himself on the guitar. This version is very slow and the guitar fades in and out at the beginning and end of sections. There are many instances where the song seems to pause as the music fades in and out. These pauses in the vocals may not completely break into a hiatus but become the slow dragging of the song. Throughout the entire song, there is also a constant echo-like feel to his words. It really works well with the softness and slow speed of the vocals. Towards the end of the song,
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUSIC 376.242 taught by Professor Mathews during the Spring '08 term at Johns Hopkins.

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