Monday, September 8, 2008

Grade 5/6 English - Music and Technology

Today in class, we listened to several versions of Outkast's "Hey Ya". In addition to the original radio edit, we listened to:
  1. The MIDI version
  2. The We Will Rock You mashup version
  3. The lounge version
  4. The acoustic version

Each of these versions used the same basic melody, but they were each very different in mood, tempo, instrumentation, and dynamics.

Pick one of the four alternate versions of "Hey Ya". Using your best descriptive language, respond to this post, explaining how it was unique from the original radio edit. (Hint: Level 4 answers will compare the mood, tempo, instrumentation, and dynamics of the original radio edit and another version).

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23 comments:

Roxy B. said...

I am going to compare the "Acoustic" version with the original.

Mood: The acoustic version was relaxed and calm, the original made me want to dance.

Tempo: The acoustic version was slower than the original version.

Instrumentation: The acoustic version had a guitar and a voice, but the original had drums, keyboard, voice, guitar, and bass.

Dynamics: The acoustic version was quiet and calm the original was louder and fast.

Kirby said...

Im goinging to be comparing the nomal and the nes version of hey ya. Normal:mood:happy,fun

Tempo:The NES version was faster then the normal versions beat.





Instruments:In the normal version they're guitar,voice,keyboard,bass,and drums.

Dynamics:The NES version was a bit boring and the normal version had a good beat in volume.

saamanthy.R said...

i am going to compare the nitendo version to the original song.

mood:the nitendo version was making me feel like a robot.also it was kinda boring because there was no music video.

tempo:the nitendo version was fast and speedy.

instruments:thier was guitar,drums,no voices.all of the instements i said was made fron a computer.

dynamics:the nitendo version was .
fast and normal but the original was fast and loud!!!

bob Z. said...

Dear Ms. Bromley

chosen: The MIDI version

mood: The MIDI version made me happy and made me want to dance.

tempo: The tempo was faster than normal talking. I think it was 4/4(common time)

instrumentation: The MIDI version had acoustic guitar,drums,and singing.

Dynamics: The MIDI version was fast and was loud.

comparison: The MIDI version was the original but the rest is not. The lounge version was the slowest. The acoustic version version had less instruments and also slower. The NES version sounds like a video game which is cool.

from Bob Z.

Ayse M. said...

Dear Ms.Bromley,

I am going to compare lounge version with orginal version.

Mood: The mood was kind of funny, and kind of boring to me. The orginal version wants you to go wild a bit and dance.

Tempo: The lounge version was really slow slower than orginal version.

Instrumentation: The lounge version had singing, keyboard, computer drum. The orginal version had electric guitar, drums, back singers, keyboard.



Dynamics: The lounge version was slow, quiet and calm, the orginal version was louder, faster and more instrements playing in it.

From,

Ayse M.

Eric.H said...

I will compare the lounge version with the orginal version of outcast.

Mood: the lounge version was slow and romantic and the orginal version felt exciting and wanted to jumped up and dance!

Tempo: The lounge version was very slow while the orginal version was
fast.

Instrumentation: the lounge version had voice, piano, and shakers. The orginal version had a guitar, bass, keyboard, and voice.

Dynamics: the lounge version was sad and quiet while the orginal version was cheerful and loud.

Nathan S said...

I am going to compare the "The We Will Rock You mashup version" version with the original.

Mood:The We Will Rock You mashup version was more exciting and more louder than the original version.

Tempo:The We Will Rock You mashup version was A little bit faster than the orignal version.

Instrumentation:The We Will Rock You mashup version has a guitar, keyboard, a voice, drums, and a bass. The original version has drums, keyboard, voice, guitar, and a bass.

Dynamics:The We Will Rock You mashup version was louder and faster than the original version.The original version is loud and fast.

Kirby n said...

Im goinging to be comparing the nomal and the nes version of hey ya. Normal:mood:happy,fun

Tempo:The NES version was faster then the normal versions beat.





Instruments:In the normal version they're guitar,voice,keyboard,bass,and drums.

Dynamics:The NES version was a bit boring and the normal version had a good beat in volume.

Michael.Y said...

I am going to compare the "We Will Rock You mashup version" with the orinigal version.

Mood:The "We Will Rock you mashup version" was energetic,exciting,
and more had more "rock and roll"in the music/song,than the orinigal version.The original verion's music makes the listener very happy.

Tempo:the "We Will Rock You mashup version" is more faster than the original verion(2/4).The original verion is more slower like around 4/4.

Instrumentation:the "We Will Rock You mashup version"had a bass,guitar,keyboard,voice,drums.
The original verion has drums, keyboard, voice, guitar, and bass.

Dynamics:"We Will Rock You mashup version" was louder,faster,and hyper than the original version.the original version is pretty quiet and was slower than the "We Will Rock You mashup version".

Jimmy Z. said...

I will compare the NES (nintendo)version with the oringinal version.

Mood:The NES version contain no excitement and sound like eleavator music the oringinal version make me feel very excited.

Tempo:The NES version is very slow
and lazy than the original.

Instramental:the NES version is consisting of a computer, a piano
and a drum.

Dinamics:the NES version was very fast and boring while the original
version was loud and fast

saamanthy.R said...

im going to compare nitendo version to the oringinal song.
mood:the nitendo version was making me feel like a robot.

tempo:it was fast and normal.

intruments:everything made from computer.

dynamics:it was normal,not to fast , not to slow.but the original was fast and loud!!!

Jack Z said...

I like the Mash up version with Queen. I like it because the Mood is more exciting than the original. The Mash up one makes me feel powerful. I think that the tempo of the Mash up version is fast and so is the original, but I still like the mash up one better. Both the Mash up and the original have drums, guitar and piano. The dynamics of both of the songs were loud, but the Mash up version is louder.

Andrew.W said...

Dear Ms. Bromley,

Chosen: The NES version of "Hey Ya".

Mood: The NES version was boring and calm that make me want to go to sleep, but the original was happy and excited it makes me want to dance.

Tempo: The beat was more calm and quiet, but the original was more happy and excited than the NES version. Both versions have the same beat(4/4 common time).

Instrumentation: The NES version has computer keyboard, computer bass, and computer flute. But the original has guitar, keyboard, bass, voice, and drums.

Dynamics: The NES version was slow and calm, but the original version was fast and louder than the NES version.

Nikki T. said...

Today I am going to compare the "We Will Rock You" version of "Hey Ya" with the original radio edited original version.

Mood:The mood in the "We Will Rock You"version is fun and exiting and the other I wanted to listen to it over and over again.

Tempo:"We Will Rock You" remix was a bit slower than the original and the original was a tiny bit faster.

Instermentation:The We Will ROck You vesion had an electric guitar,bass,drums,voice and keyboard.The original one had guitar,bass,drums and keyboard.

Dynamics:The original version was faster and faster than We Will Rock You. We Will Rock You was fast head-bobbing and louder.

Sarugan R said...

The original Hey Ya and the Mash Up with Queen version are the two that I am going to compare.

Mood: The mood of the orignal makes me feel happy and so does the Mash up. I think the Mash up one makes me happier.

Tempo: Both of the versions are fast paced. I think they are about the same tempo.

Instrumentation: Both versions have drums, guitars, pianos and voices.

Dynamics: Both versions are loud and fast. I think the Mash up version is faster than the original.

Hedy .H said...

The original "Hey Ya" and the acoustic version is the two that I'm going to compare.

Mood: When I first listened to it I felt calm, relaxed, happy, and I can sing along to it because it isn't that fast. The original one was carzy, excited, and made me feel like moving, which by the way isn't good since I was at school and my teachers won't like me to move well they are still teaching!
Tempo: The acoustic is slower then the original version by maybe a half. Even the instruments play slower in the acoustic then the original.
Instrumentation: In the acoustic version there is a Guitar and voices. but in the original version
there's drums, keyboard, voices, bass, and guitars.
From,
Hedy
Dynamics:

Jackie.L said...

By Jackie.L,


"I am going to compare the We will rock u version of outcast"

Mood:Makes u wanna saying or maybe dance.

Tempo:The "We will rock u version was awesome and fast!


Instrumentaion:The "We will rock u"
they had to use a computer,guiter,voice.

Dynamics:The "We will rock u" vesion was loud fast and get slower at the end.

ADEL H said...

THE Original version and the Acoustic

Mood: The original version is exciting, happy and it makes me want to dance. The acoustic version is calming and make s me feel relaxed.

Tempo:The normal version is exciting and fun to listen to. The speed is faster then the other version. The acoustic version is slower

Instrumentation: I coud hear drums, guitar and voice in the original and only guitar and voice in the acoustic.

Dynamics: The original version is fast. It is not calm. The acoustic version is calm and quiet.

Jack Y. said...

Dear, Ms. Bromley
choosen:we will rock you.

Mood:The mood is happy and it makes me wants to dance, the original makes me happy and excited and it is kind of similer to the "we will rock you".

Tempo:The original version was (4/4 comon time)and the "we will rock you" is the same.

Insturmentation:The "we will rock you" has Drum,keyboard,guitar,electric guitar,bassand voice ,the original had drum,keybord,voice,guitar and bass.

Dynamics: The " we will rock you" was fast,happy and makes me wants to dance, and the original was the same.

Arabee P said...

The original "Hey ya" and the acoustic Version is the two that I am going to compare.

Mood:When I listen to it I very relaxed,calm and I feel happy when I hear the song.
Tempo:The acoustic version is a little slower than original version.The acoustic version's beat is a little slower than the Original's version beat.
Insturument:The acoustic version has a guitar,voice,drums,Keyboard and bass.
Dynamics:The acoustic version was quiet and very calm.

Shambavi D and Terina D said...

I am going to compare the we will rock you verison with the orginal version.

Mood:The we will rock you version makes me want to dance, sing, and feel happy.

Tempo: The we will rock you version is faster and louder then the orinal version,

Instrumentation: The oringal version has the drums,bass,guitar,voice, and keyboard.The we will rock you version has drums,keyborad,back round singers,voice,bass,and guitar.

Dynamics: The we will rock you version is louder then the original version. It makes you want to sing along with the song.

Jimmy Z. said...

yI will compare the NES(nintendo)version with the original version.

Mood:The NES version contain no excitement and sound like elevator music, the original version make me feel very excite

Tempo:The NES version is very slow and lazy than the original.

Instramental:The NES version is consisting of a computer, a piano and a drum.

Dinamics:The NES version was very fast whilethe original version was loud and fast

Sarah I. said...

Dear ms.Bromley I am going to compare the lounge version to the original.

Mood:The lounge version was really boring and made me want to sleep.

Tempo:the lounge version is slow really slower then the lounge version.

Instrumentatiion: piano,voice and computer drums the origanal had alot more.

Dynamics:The lounge version was quiet and annoying.

From: Sarah I.