Concert Review #1
The past weekend I attended a Rascal Flatts concert in Lexington Kentucky. Rascal Flatts is an American country band who has been together since the year of 2000 over a decade ago. The group is composed of Gary LeVox (lead vocals), Jay DeMarcus (bass guitar, keyboard, piano and vocals) and Joe Rooney (lead guitar and vocals). LeVox and DeMarcus are second cousins. The band has had many albums over the 12 years; Rascal Flatts (2000), Melt (2002), Feels Like Today (2004), Me and My Gang (2006), Stills Feels Good (2007), Greatest Hits Volume 1(2008), Unstoppable (2009), Nothing Like This (2010) and Changed (2012).
Rhyme is Correspondence of sound between words or the endings of words. Most genres of music incorporate rhyme throughout their songs. Most musicians do this to make the song more pleasing to the ear. Rascal Flatts music is no exception. They use this this method to make their music flow smoothly. Dynamics are very important as well, especially in love music. Certain parts of the songs are quite and some parts are loud. Quite parts are usually used to signify either especially sad or parts taking about love in the song. Loud parts are used to grab the attention of the listener. If the song is telling a story the loud parts would be played during the suspenseful or exciting parts.
They are many more techniques that make music pleasing like tempo. Tempo is the speed at which a passage of music is or should be played. A faster and more upbeat song that Rascal Flatts performs is Life is a Highway. This element shows that the music is at an exciting or thrilling part of the song. Once again, many genres of music use this to better emphasize certain parts of the songs. Rascal Flatts uses a great deal of harmony in most if not all of their music. Harmony is the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions with a pleasing effect. All three men in the...
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