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May 25 2015

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Cover Songs - Make Older Music New Again and acquire Noticed


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As a testimony for the power of pop culture and music, mainly in the past twenty years, numerous my favorite songs becoming an adult were covers of old songs from years past. Needless to say there was the initial shock when I thought I was hearing freshly minted irreverence only to find that my 80's rock goddesses had rehashed a 60's doo--oop--diddy! However was hooked anyway as it worked, especially while i compared their upbeat rendition using the sullen, but equally mesmerizing original. These folks were both hits in their own right, fitting neatly within their respective eras.

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The important thing to a successful cover is the place it re--establishes the heart of the made the original a success, and also takes a different direction on the way. Be it slower or faster, heavier or lighter, a twist on the chord structure, or it could even be a male singer opposed to female vocalist performing the initial. The important factor is that there's something alluring yet different.

Sometimes the changes artists make to some cover can be so drastic how the best elements of the original song are lost and there's nothing coherently similar to bind both together. The new version is unrecognizable. Negative, if the goal would be to attract the listener who still hums the initial and thus may be more happy with the cover because it is instantly familiar. Too subtle an improvement can also be a deterrent because the new version sounds an excessive amount of like the original. Sorry, but it is the original we usually fall in love with, so unless there is a really good guitar solo tossed in as a distraction, we stick with what we know. Ultimately, the greatest service a cover does is pay homage with a well written song by simultaneously reminding older listeners in addition to introducing younger generations in a way that relates to them.

Creating a well chosen and well performed cover song is definitely an invaluable promotional tool for underground bands and indie musicians seeking to target a particular demographic or reach a bigger audience. A cover song features a good chance of being noticed amidst songs incorporating loops and samples from popular songs as the background for new compositions with altogether different lyrics and melodies.

When it comes to which song, or songs you want to cover, the best thing is never to dwell on what songs from your arsenal of oldies but goodies were the biggest hits. The songs that suit your style will actually prove to you. You may make a greater statement remaking a song that wasn't necessarily a smash, but continues to be recognizable today. Your eventual choice will flow of your stuff as if you've been performing it forever, and a lot likely, you have been, whether on stage, or even in the shower. An excellent study lesson is Americanidol. This offers excellent examples of right, and wrong song choices produced by contestants. The perfect cover song should feel natural. The rest is up to fate, luck, and having a good producer is a definite plus.

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