Daily Song Study

Sarah Jarosz – Tell Me True

In songs on October 20, 2011 at 8:53 am

Atmosphere is an important element in song creation. Finding the right mix of chords & melody to bring about a particular feeling is tricky, and when it works, is immediately apparent. Today’s tune is a good example of that.

The mood is set from the first few notes, and is an accurate harbinger of what the rest of the tune will evoke. While I do enjoy a good surprise, it’s also nice to see a promise fulfilled. It’s also a good example of making the most from a very few elements, and knowing when enough is enough.

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  1. “While I do enjoy a good surprise, it’s also nice to see a promise fulfilled.” Regardless of the fine track, this line sums up something i have never found words for as well.

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