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Cosmin Lupu
post Jan 24 2013, 01:09 PM
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I stumbled upon a great song today and I was wondering - Do you guys know what 'modulation' means?



Well, it basically deals with key changes in a song and I was curious to know if you spotted such key changes in famous songs and of course - which one is your favorite?

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post Jan 24 2013, 01:48 PM
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One of the most famous examples would also be in Livin' on a Prayer by Bon jovi - where the chorus suddenly shifts to a higher key and they can barely sing the notes !! laugh.gif


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post Jan 24 2013, 02:04 PM
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Great topic Cosmin!! I love when songs modulate a tone or a third in the last chorus to make it more emotive.

This is one cool example:





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post Jan 24 2013, 02:19 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jan 24 2013, 12:48 PM) *
One of the most famous examples would also be in Livin' on a Prayer by Bon jovi - where the chorus suddenly shifts to a higher key and they can barely sing the notes !! laugh.gif


Great choice Ben - as cheesy as it is - it's a great example! laugh.gif

Almost forgot - stick around for the v-chat session tonight for some modulation fun - lesson notes coming up in a few hours for the curious dudes that can't wait to read about how to take your chorus to heavenly heights biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 24 2013, 01:04 PM) *
Great topic Cosmin!! I love when songs modulate a tone or a third in the last chorus to make it more emotive.

This is one cool example:



Thanks Gabe - I didn't know this one!


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post Jan 24 2013, 06:39 PM
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The modulation here is so seemless you don't realise it's happening



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post Jan 25 2013, 04:49 AM
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Hope I don't get any hate for this one, but it's a fantastic example. tongue.gif



The chorus is where the key change happens. Very dramatic but also very effective! And they do a good job of not making it the traditional, super-chessy "up a whole step" key change.

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post Jan 25 2013, 05:31 AM
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Dave Edmunds/Elvis Costello (and Nick Lowe) are practically unmatched in the craft. XLNT choice!

Here's my submissions. I picked two where modulation(s) are actually integral to the form of the verse/chorus structure.



Here's another ...



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post Jan 25 2013, 05:51 AM
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This one has always been one of my favorites smile.gif Love the way he scats into the key changes and durring the guitar solo. cool.gif

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post Jan 25 2013, 08:55 AM
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Nice selection guys! Thanks for the listening session biggrin.gif I especially like that Fallout Boy tune!


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post Jan 25 2013, 10:07 AM
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As I said in the video chat session yesterday biggrin.gif There's a homework that you guys can take a look at smile.gif

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post Jan 26 2013, 04:14 AM
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Hey I got another one for you Cosmin, I get a fever when my girl sings this one. wub.gif

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post Jan 26 2013, 11:39 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jan 26 2013, 03:14 AM) *
Hey I got another one for you Cosmin, I get a fever when my girl sings this one. wub.gif



Great example man! This will definitely make it at the next session! biggrin.gif


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post Jan 26 2013, 02:30 PM
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Around 3:30

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post Jan 27 2013, 05:16 PM
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heheh! Nice one Ville - I love this album wink.gif

How about this one?



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