The Lyrics in The Calling's Album "Camino Palmero" Dissertation or Thesis by JamesRoday

Investigates the interpretive meaning by music fans of the lyrics of individual songs in the album "Camino Palmero" by the band, The Calling.
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Published on May 28, 2012 in Literature (Poetry) , Music Studies (Contemporary) , Research Designs (General)


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Description:

This paper presents a complete research study regarding the conceptional meaning of the songs in the album "Camino Palmero' by the band,The Calling, and the meaning of the songs when the lyrics only are read. Next, the author reviews the theory supporting this qualitative research, the case study methodology and the details of the results. The paper concludes that the interpretation of the meaning of a song largely depends on the readers forming mental images thus referring to their own background schemata in order to interpret the meaning of a song. Lyrics, tables and figures are included.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Background of the Study
Statement of the Problem
Objectives of the Study
Scope and Limitations of the Study
Scope of the Study
Song Album Selection and Why
Website Choices and Why
Respondent Choice and Why
Data Collection Method and Why
Limitations of the Study
Conceptual Theory
Definition of Terms
Reader Reading
Reader Response Theory
Online Forum
Significance of the Study
The Structure of the Project Paper
Literature Review
Introduction
Songs
Previous Studies
Music as Performance and Recorded Medium
Musical Interpretation
Models for Song Analysis
Agawu's Conceptual Framework for Song Lyric Analysis
A Reader Response Approach
A New Criticism Approach
Forum on Blog-Like Website
Conclusion
Research Methodology
Introduction
Victor Kofi Agawu's Contribution as a Music Researcher
Conceptual Framework
Research Design
Data Elicitation
Data Analysis
Conclusion
Consolidation of the Three Theories
Results and Interpretation
Introduction
Overview of the Song Album "Camino Palmero"
Respondents' Overview of the Song Album
Positive Responses for the Song Album
Negative Responses for the Song Album
Respondents' Response towards each Individual Song in the Song Album
Respondents' Response towards 'Unstoppable'
Researcher's Response towards the Song
Respondents' Response towards 'Nothing's Changed'
Researcher's Response towards the Song
Respondents' Response towards 'Wherever You Will Go'
Respondents' Response towards 'Could It Be Any Harder'
Researcher's Response towards the Song
Respondents' Response towards 'Final Answer'
Researcher's Response towards the Song
Respondents' response towards 'Adrienne'
Researcher's Response towards the Song
Respondents' Response towards 'We're Forgiven'
Respondents' Response towards 'Things Don't Always Turn Out That Way'
Researcher's Response towards the Song
Respondents' Response towards 'Just That Good'
Respondents' Response towards 'Thank You'
Researcher's Response towards the Song
Respondents' Response towards 'Stigmatized'
Researcher's Response towards the Song
Difficulties Faced by the Respondents and Researcher in Interpreting the Song Album
Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations for Future Research
Introduction
Summary of the Individual Songs
Summary for the Song 'Unstoppable'
Summary for the Song 'Nothing's Changed'
Summary for the Song 'Wherever You Will Go'
Summary for the Song 'Could It Be Any Harder'
Summary for the Song 'Final Answer'
Summary for the Song 'Adrienne'
Summary for the Song 'We're Forgiven'
Summary for the Song 'Things Don't Always Turn Out That Way'
Summary for the Song 'Just That Good'
Summary for the Song 'Thank You'
Summary for the Song 'Stigmatized'
Progression of Notions in the Song Album
Problems in Interpretation of the Song Album
The Focus on Meaning
Recommendations for Future Research

From the Paper:

"Songs are structured around a sequence of verses and choruses. The verses tell an unfolding story, while the chorus is a repeated refrain. The repeated verse, chorus, verse, chorus pattern is also usually interrupted by an instrumental section before a final series of choruses are repeated to the end. There have been some significant historical shifts in the way songs are written and performed.
"For instance, the chorus, as the name suggests, was originally always sung by a group of singers. Increasingly, in the early twentieth century, it became a role of the solo voice, which also sang the verse. The chorus also became longer and now usually contains the stronger melodic element, usually called 'the hook' (the melodic and linguistic part we sing along to) (Burn 1987). As the chorus became the main musical focus, the verse took on a secondary role, and the story-telling function of popular songs was commonly reduced. Often songwriters made no attempt to construct narratives, but instead utilised other poetic devices that emphasised imagery or whimsy.
"These formal characteristics of songs are strongly linked to differences in techniques of composition, the commodity form the song takes and the way it was intended to be consumed."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Agawu, Kofi. "Theory and Practice in the Analysis of the Nineteenth-Century 'Lied'." Music Analysis 11.1 (1992): 3-36. JSTOR. Web. 22 Feb. 2011.
  • Bakhtin, Mikhail Mikhalovich, Michael Holquist, and Caryl Emerson. Speech genres and other late essays. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1986. Print.
  • Bauman, Richard. Folklore, cultural performances, and popular entertainments: a communications-centered handbook. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. Print.
  • Benette, A. Readers and reading. Singapore: Longman, 1995. Print.
  • Bradby, Barbara. "Sampling Sexuality: Gender, Technology and the Body." Popular Music 12.2 (1992): 20-40. Print.

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