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    Hi

    A singer says: "The only melody that felt comfortable was really conversational and that led me to be able to write a lyric"

    ---Conversational melody? What is it? Maybe it's a melody when a singer can speak, like in rapping maybe?

    Anybody knows?


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    Re: conversational

    A melody that yearned to marry its lyric.

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    Re: conversational

    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post
    A melody that yearned to marry its lyric.
    Does it mean a melody wanted to be in line with the lyrics. Strange


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    Re: conversational

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Does it mean a melody wanted to be in line with the lyrics. Strange
    I can't really put it in words. The melody had a conversational note, it was the perfect one to have its lyrics written. I hope you see where I'm trying to get.

    Perhaps someone else can give a better explanation.

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    Re: conversational

    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post
    I can't really put it in words. The melody had a conversational note, it was the perfect one to have its lyrics written. I hope you see where I'm trying to get.

    Perhaps someone else can give a better explanation.
    But does "conversational" here mean the same as "speaking"? It seems to me that thanks to this melody it was easy to sing.

    The singer later added: When I sing in that conversational tone, my lyric can be like prose writing.

    Cool :)


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    Re: conversational

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    But does "conversational" here mean the same as "speaking"? It seems to me that thanks to this melody it was easy to sing write a lyric for (as it states in the original: ...that led me to be able to write a lyric).

    The singer later added: When I sing in that conversational tone, my lyric can be like prose writing.

    Cool :)

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    Re: conversational

    OK, thanks. It's a bit clearer I guess :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    OK, thanks. It's a bit clearer I guess :)
    You're welcome.

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    Re: conversational

    May I add? Speech and music are both intervals of sound. Probably the singer likes melodies that remind him of ordinary speaking: same inflections of pitch, same rhythm. Those are the melodies it's easy to write lyrics to: they sound natural.

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