For this assignment your will be focusing on only two of the Elements of Music; Texture & Form.
Selected any song (different than your Song Analysis) Chapters 12-13 and provide a Second by Second description of the song.
Describe what is happening in the texture and form of the song.
The texture includes instruments and voices in the song. Listen for different instruments and when they enter. Describe the voices and when they enter.
The easiest way to organize your analysis is using time line;
0:00 – 0:30 – Describe what you hear as you are hearing it. What instruments do you hear and when do they enter?
0:31 – 0:37 – Note the entrance of instruments and voices, and significant aspects of the song.
0:38 – 1:24 – Seconds can any amount of time.
Texture & Form Analysis Example 1
March 21, 2018
Texture & Form Analysis #2
For my second texture and form analysis I have gone with the song The Long To Be
(Close To You) by Carpenters from 1970.
00:00 Melodic instrumental introduction begins.
00:06 The melody doubles and another instrument can be heard playing secondary notes.
00:10 Karen Carpenters soft voice can be heard as the song begins and she starts off with the
bridge. Her words calm and relaxing as she keeps the same tone. Piano can be heard in
00:34-00:53 Speed and tone change. The song begins to pick up as a new verse begins. Soft
beats from a drum set begin and continue with a steady and thumping beat
00:54-01:15 Bass begins as songs speed increases along with Karens lyrics. A wind
instrument starts for this verse and follows with piano and drums.
01:19 Drums are louder and backup singers begin to echo Karens words as she goes into
01:38 Trumpet solo imitates bridge, no vocals
02:00 Verse 2 is repeated, same picked up speed and tone change.
02:20-02:51 Song slows again, back to soft monotone-like voice. Backup vocals accentuate
lyrics. Segways into second part of bridge.
02:51-03:44 Piano and drums grows louder. Backup vocalists overtake Karen.