Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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2 thoughts on “Explaining a sort of songwriting called “prosody.” That’s a fancy world for “word painting” (which probably didn’t help you at all, did it?)

  • Thanks for sharing this interesting article!

  • It seems that “drawing words” mainly consists of musical calamber.
    This method can be seen in classical music, although there are no interesting texts in it, the names of certain works often transmit their value through the melodies and harmony, trying to convey this feeling. A few days ago, I listened to the “animal carnival” of Saint-Sansa, and in fact, all this play was written by professionals and compiled with the intention to present each animal mentioned in the title using tools; It makes music a few times better, and it is really nice to listen. As if we are in a movie or something like that. I just mentioned this example, but there are many other compositions based on this thought.


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