Music review and analysis of Trudy Music’s single “FAITH” featuring S.P. Kofi Sarpong which spans over 100 bars. Let’s kick start.

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Songs always go through some rudiments before they are composed. Majority of music consumers do not take into consideration these rudiments put together to make a song rock.

Reviewing the various sounds been composed and analyzing the songs for consumers to appreciate what it takes to make music and educating new musicians on musical techniques they can employ to aid them write good songs is a way we are assisting Ghana’s music industry.

Today, we are reviewing Trudy Music’s single “FAITH featuring S.P. Kofi Sarpong which spans over 100 bars. Let’s kick start.

Musical elements
Vocal melody: This song’s vocal melodies are tuneful as well, adorable melodies were employed to fit the chorus. The chorus is a kind of melody that would be easily remembered. Commercially, the melody of ‘Faith is a positive vibe; there is consistency, congruity and uniformity in the vocal qualities of Trudy and Kofi Sarpong. The singersvocal qualities are very rich in texture. The singers through their vocal expressions showed how emotive they are about the melodies they sing. The vocal melodies have the ability to be in a listenershead for days. Yeah.

Lyrics: The lyrics of the song are very educative, interesting and meaningful. The performersemployed imaginable, pleasing and interestinglyrics to show the originality of the song. The words and phrases of the song were not just usedfor their meanings. The lyrics truly show the sounds and natural rhythmic traits of the song. The lyrics of ‘Faith’ have the ability for every listener to relate and be motivated easily.

Key Signature: A flat major

Camelot Wheel: 4B

Background Chords: A flat major – E flat major – A flat major – D flat major – E flat major

                                         (I – V I – IVV – I)

Beat Per Minute: 100

Meter: Two crotchets beat in a bar

Texture: Polyphonic

Instrumental arrangement
Rhythm: One could feel the soft engaging rhythmin the song which grabs and carries you along. That is a good feature. In addition, there is coherenceand conviction with the rhythmic style used – Ostinato.

Instrumental variety and balance: If a song has a rich variety of interesting instruments, it may be more distinctive and memorable. ‘Faith’ has essential variety of interesting musical instrumentslike African percussion, bass guitar, synthesizers, pad and lead guitar that were employed in the instrumentation to bring out the Highlife effects.

The lead guitar and the brass is orchestrated to be a part of the production, complement the monophonic vocal tracks and as well revealed as one of the major components of highlife genre.

This instrumental variety and arrangement is tasteful and suits the mood of the song. The instrumentation has the ability to slip a listener intoan inspirational mood.

Digital effects: The usage of digital effects in this production was not much. One could feel the originality of Trudy, Kofi Sarpong, BVs vocal texture and all other accompanying musicalinstruments. There can never be a substitute for musical quality. The producer did a great job on that.

Artistes’ musical qualities
MELODIES: Catchy, tuneful, interesting, shapely, strong, melodious, memorable, and original.

VOCALS: The vocal production of Trudy and Kofi Sarpong is distinctive, rich, warm, attractive, appealing, confident, conviction, heartfelt, clear, stylish, impressive and powerful.

LYRICS: Motivational, original, inspiring, heart-warming, meaningful, and clever. Trudy and Kofi Sarong have got their unique style of writing lyrics that have strong commercial potential.

ARTISTES: Trudy and Kofi Sarpong are talented, imaginative, professional, creative, competent, skillful, and experienced, Above all, they soundnatural and they are good recording artistes.

Overall musical qualities of the song
STRUCTURE: “Faith” has a familiar arrangement of sections – Intro, Verses and Chorus. This structure is easy for the average listener to vibe with it. Ultimately, this makes the song more commercially attractive.

PERFORMANCE QUALITY: One could get a feel of how much the artistes enjoy and believe in what they are doing on the song. Again, one could feelthe performers are technically brilliant; vibrantperformers who are full of confidence, conviction, style and flair. These performance qualities are far more attractive commercially.

PRODUCTION AND RECORDING QUALITY: The instrumental accompaniments are balanced, rhythmic, engaging, smooth, creative, solid, original, powerful, good vocal-instrumentalbalance and ethereal.

The production quality of this song is on point. Performing ‘Faith’ live would not be a problem for instrumentalists. These instrumentalists do not need to employ digital effects to make the song sound original because of the right live samples used in the production of the song.

Panning, side chaining, equalizing and spatial techniques used in the mix of the sound have made it a good-vocal instrumental balanced song. The mixing engineer did a great job.

This is a great song and performance. The melody is strong and tuneful. Trudy I think has an attractive vocal tone and puts real feelings into the lyrics sheproduces. The lyrics are interesting and meaningful with some memorable punchy phrases.

Instrumentally, the song has a rich, modest and full accompaniment that complements the vocal tracks perfectly.

In addition, the performance quality is high throughout, both vocally and instrumentally.

Overall, the song sounds distinctive and original, and we think it has strong commercial potential.

:  Libeson Beatz.


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