Revival of a Sound: Analysis, Production, and Innovation of Latin Rock

Revival of a Sound: Analysis, Production, and Innovation of Latin Rock

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Abstract

My intent with this thesis project was to enhance certain musical skills through the study of this style of music. I mainly wanted to improve my songwriting and production skills. So, with the help of one of my advisors, Gael Hedding, I put together a method to accomplish such goals. The idea was that if jazz musicians learn to improvise by listening, analyzing, and transcribing the solos of their heroes, I could do the same for songwriting and production. So, the process would begin with analyzing a big portion of the main songs of Latin Rock. After doing a deep analysis of production, emotion, harmony, and lyrics, I should find a formula that I could use to write music in that style. The next part of the method would consist of writing songs using that formula, and arranging them in three different versions. The first version would be done in the style of the Golden Age of Latin Rock, the next one in New Latin Rock, and the last one would be a personal version. The personal version would be an innovation within the style. Then, with a focus group I would determine which of those versions is more likely to be successful.

Publication Date

7-1-2015

Campus

Valencia (Spain) Campus

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Revival of a Sound: Analysis, Production, and Innovation of Latin Rock

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