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Music Analysis. "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" is a special song from Michael Jackson

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?Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough? analysis mus 15 yixin li music analytical essay "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" is a special song from Michael Jackson. This song represents a lot of firsts come from Michael Jackson. It was the first single song from ?off the wall? album, also it was first recording by Michael Jackson made that he had complete creative control over. Before, many of his song were written by Quincy Jones, but Michael Jackson wrote this one himself. It was also his first solo song to get a music video. The whole song is base on the words ?lovely,? ?fever,? ?power,? ?happen? and so on. ...read more.

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The tritone is considered by European tradition to be a very dissonant interval. Every major key has a tritone in it, between the fourth and seventh notes of the scale, When typical western listener hear a tritone, their ear wants it to resolve to a less dissonant interval. African-American music treats the tritone very differently. The blues uses tons of unresolved tritones. In blues, chords with tritones can functionally feel stable and resolved, ?dissonant? though they may be. The music has lots of other intriguing harmonic grittiness, like microtones, and the simultaneous use of minor and major thirds. The blues passed the unresolved tritone on to its many musical descendants: jazz, rock, funk and so on. ...read more.

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The interval between A and the next A up is an octave, meaning that the ratio between the two notes? frequencies is one to two. The interval between A and E is a fifth, a ratio of two to three. The interval between A and C# is a major third, a ratio of four to five. The tritone is different. The interval between A and D# is one to the square root of two. we might not identify which specific irrational number it?s hearing, but it knows that something weird and complex is at work. Though ?Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough?, I learn more about the fundamental music and I?m very appreciate how Michael Jackson wrote his first millstone in his career. ...read more.

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