Loving Love Essay

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Loving Love
Although I may be very young, I have been through a lot of heart ache. I have been abused, beaten, left, and even heart broken. I know this may seem like a lot, however, it’s just a part of my life. Every time I hear a certain songs that have to do with love I begin to think of how they apply to me. I like to listen to slow songs because they help me process everything that is going on around me. A lot of people would say this is bad to do, however, I think that this helps me relax and cope with all the things that I have been put through in the past. There are two songs that help me cope with everything that I have just fallen in love with. These two songs are “All of Me” by John Legend and “Gravity” by John Mayer. These two songs have inspired me to feel love again, trust again, and enjoy music again. Both of these songs can give off two different moods or two of the same moods.
The first song I will talk about is “Gravity” by John Legend. This song has a very slow beat. I believe that the song is played in triple meter because there are three small beats and then one big beat. This adds emotion to the song and also sets the tone for the song as well. There seems to be some type of saxophone or other instrument in the background which I believe the artist is using as an accent. It does so by simultaneously playing in the background and adding more emotions. When the song hits 2:25 you can hear a dotted rhyme. There is along not played and then a short not and then another long note. This is actually a part that the song gets the most emotional and it seems to add a little tension to the song. The song does very in speed. The beginning of this song is very slow, however, I can’t consider it has ritardando because it didn’t slow down it just stared like this. Although, I can’t consider this as ritardando, I can see that there is accelerando in the piece. Right around 1:50 is when this happens. You can hear the song speed up a little. The song after this point does end up slowing down, giving me the inclination that this is ritardando.
There is a lot of melody in this song. The place I hear the most melody in this song is I the singer, John Mayer’s, voice. The pitch of his voice changes all throughout the song. Also between 2:15 and 2:45 the instrument will change its pitch as well. I see that the instruments will at times hit such a high pitch that it will almost fade out what John Mayer is singing. The same theme seems to apply in the begging of the songs. This would be that the songs give this slow mood almost creating a sad story. The song starts likes this and ends like this causing me to see that there is sequence in this songs. Between 2:10 and 2:20 of the song, I hear disjunction which is when the melody leaps quickly causing the melody to disconnect.
I think that the harmony in this song is very powerful. Each chord is played in such a way that it brings emotion to my heart and tears to my...

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