Music Comparison

Description

Search your personal collection or Spotify for recordings of two versions of one popular tune (NOT Latin per se, but just a popular song you enjoy). Use these performances to analyze the degree of flexibility in the particular style of your selections. Think about the expectation for flexibility and the musical results.

Explain your understanding of composition versus improvisation. How would you define “composed music” in the context of your two versions of the same song? Would you be tempted to call anything in these recordings as “improvisation”? Consider, too, how you would define “an arrangement” versus “a cover,” and how these terms fit in here.

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