Music is an artistic medium in which the expression is formal and abstract, while speech language is understood as a means of communication. Combined in our voice we can provide to Music semantic content.
We can use the classification of Gregorian chant to determine how we can write vocal music. Plainchant is divided into syllabic and melismatic, as if each syllable corresponds to a note or more. It is also possible to join in a single note several syllables, as in spoken language with contractions or synalephas as in poetry.
A composer of vocal music considers the range of the song, clarity of diction and write a part that is a good vehicle to both the lyrics and the melody.
The union of text and music is not only evident in the song. One of the best examples of text attached to a Music in theater is given in collaboration with a script or argument and composition.
Music Score and Movie Script in the same page.
An fragment from Lion King's 'Be Prepared'
Now listen to the Stage Version.
The Human voice can produce many kind of voices in different ranges. In the 20th Century, these possibilities were explored, incorporating techniques from other cultures and experiments involving unexpected ranges and microphone techniques and effects.
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